Chamber News

Chamber Chat - Lancaster City Council going foward

August 20, 2019
A lot has changed at Lancaster City Council since we last wrote. A new council means new priorities and new ways of working – all intended to support our district in being a great place to live, work and visit....

Lancaster & District Chamber chooses their Charity Of The Year, 2019/2020

August 20, 2019
Each year Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce chooses a charity to support as their Charity Of The Year. This year the chosen charity is the Morecambe Bay Foodbank. Morecambe Bay Foodbank provides three...

School and Beyond - Vivien Hacker

August 15, 2019
We are now more or less halfway through the main annual holidays for schools, colleges and universities in the area. From now on many of us will slowly begin to focus on the remaining weeks of the holidays and think...

Business Introduction Service

August 06, 2019
The Lancaster & District Chamber offers a member introduction service, to keep you connected and hopefully share business across the District. How it works: You must have a clear idea and have researched key...

How can you not be present at the 2019 North Lancs Expo?

July 30, 2019
The growth of the internet, for better or for worse has affected many of the traditional ways to collect information, advertise oneself and do business. Many industries have been forced to adapt or to fade away. The...

Chamber Chat - Short termism brings no rewards

July 23, 2019
It is important in business to nurture relationships for the long-term and to avoid short-termism. Building enduring relationships generally has a cost but will invariably pay dividends later. I’m fortunate to be...

Looking to the future - Steve Wood

July 09, 2019
My last Chamber chat was in January.  First few days back after the Christmas break and full of enthusiasm I acknowledged the uncertain times that were ahead of us, but at least we’d know where we stood come...

The District's future transport challenges- John O'Neill

July 02, 2019
Last week’s announcement of the scoping document from the Eden Project threw local social media into a tizz about the ambitions to close Marine Rd in Morecambe to fossil fuel vehicles from Lord St to Central Drive....

Inheriting a healthy Chamber

June 25, 2019
I am so looking forward to the next two years as President, the Chamber is in great shape, member numbers have reached a record high and we have an energetic new team of Ambassadors who are helping us to lead the...

Appointment of a new President for Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce

June 25, 2019
Mal Garnett was recently appointed as the new President of the Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), replacing Alistair Eagles who had presided over the presidency...

St Johns Hospice Members Meet

June 20, 2019
St John’s Hospice is looking forward to welcoming members of The Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce for the ‘Members Meet’ at our Courtyard Café on 18th July at 5pm. The Hospice team are eager to show...

The key questions when selling a business

June 18, 2019
Whether you’re looking to retire or merely move onto a new venture, it’s important to achieve a clean break. Here are some of the basics you need to consider. Asset sale or a share sale? If your business...

The future is bright for tech in the Northern Powerhouse

June 11, 2019
London Tech Week kicked off this week with some of the brightest and best across global tech heading to the capital. But there’s a less well told story about the growing strength of the tech sector in the Northern...

Chamber Chat - Richard Bradfield

June 05, 2019
Summer is fast approaching and the team at the Visitor Centre are preparing for a series of events which will continue their excellent outreach work promoting science and technology. Since we opened the centre six...

Chamber Chat - John O’Neill

May 29, 2019
Plus ca change. As they say, the more things change the more they stay the same. Recently, we have had the local elections, and we have new councils, new challenges, new priorities but the issues, and many of the...

Chamber Chat - Brendan Hughes

May 14, 2019
I am writing for the final time as the city councils representative on the Chamber of Commerce board. The protest votes were cast and we stand in a new political frontier for the district, with no overall control of...

Chamber Chat - Marcus Angell

May 08, 2019
This month sees the third anniversary of my return to Lancaster, following our acquisition of Citybase Apartments and merger into my SilverDoor Apartments group of companies. Many will know that I have been banging...

The Chamber needs you….

May 08, 2019
The Chamber is conducting research into the benefits and services currently provided to its members.  As such we are inviting you to participate in a short 3 minute survey regarding the services provided by your...

Chamber Chat - David Park

May 02, 2019
What constitutes success? I have been lucky enough to watch Morecambe FC a lot this year and it has been a really good season.  There has been some good football played at the Globe, quite a lot of it by the...

Chamber Chat - Mark Lees

April 24, 2019
Just a few weeks ago I made the very short move, in terms of distance, from Heysham 1 to Heysham 2 to take over from John Munro, as the station director. Obviously this was a very proud moment for me in my career,...
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