Chamber News

Eden confirmed as guest speakers at Chamber Spring Business Lunch

February 20, 2019
The Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spring Business Lunch will this year take place on April 3rd at The Globe Arena, home of Morecambe Football Club. The lunch is an excellent networking...

Chamber Chat – Susan Rutherford

February 19, 2019
As I walked up Castle Hill last week early in the wonderful sunshine, I approached Lancaster Castle as I always do with a sense of awe at the majesty of our great heritage. On this particular day I found myself taking...

No Deal Brexit Contingency Planning for Exporters

February 19, 2019
The British Chambers of Commerce and the Chamber Network continue to work to avoid a messy and disorderly exit from the European Union on 29th March. However, businesses need answers they can base decisions on, no...

Lancaster & District Design Awards 2019

February 18, 2019
The Lancaster & District Design Awards 2019 are now open for entries. We welcome entries from everyone in the community – residents, architects, community groups and builders. Projects should be completed and...

Chamber Chat – Vivien Hacker

February 14, 2019
 EXPERIENCE IS THEIR MAIN ASSET The Collins English Dictionary defines the word “asset” as “anything valuable or useful”, and then gives an example of its usage: “experience is their main asset”....

Chamber Chat – Vicky Lofthouse

February 08, 2019
Striving for equality Right now, is a great and important time in history to do everything possible to help forge a more gender-balanced world. Women have come a long way, yet there's still more to be achieved. As...

IDLS are finalists for the Innovation in Business Award at the Red Rose Awards 2019

February 08, 2019
International Dyslexia Learning Solutions Limited (IDLS), based in Lancaster, are delighted to be announced finalists of the Red Rose Awards. IDLS, well acclaimed for their dyslexia intervention IDL Literacy and for...

Chamber Chat, Wes Johnson

January 30, 2019
Maintaining an International Perspective As someone who was born in 1972, six months before the UK joined the EEC, I have never experienced such uncertainty as we approach the 29th March.  However, rest assured...

Do you understand how Brexit may impact your business?

January 30, 2019
A recent online survey conducted by MHA Moore and Smalley, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, revealed that only 42% of business owners understand how Brexit may impact their business. This leaves 58% of...

Chamber Chat – Chris Gardner

January 23, 2019
Recent time off set me thinking about working from home. All my life there’s been an assumption that this was inevitably becoming more common. Technology would allow it, workers wanted it, employers would welcome...

Imogen Brettell, Chamber Chat

January 16, 2019
Just before Christmas I arranged a works evening out at Lancaster on Ice. Over thirty of us went skating and we had a fabulous time. Lancaster has an increasing number of exciting new projects and events in the...

Technical Education Discussion Day

January 16, 2019
Digital Lancashire and Lancaster & Morecambe College present a morning of discussion about Technical education, the new T levels, and developing joint working between Further Education Colleges and Digital SMEs....

Lancashire Trading Standards Service – Food Allergen awareness resources

January 10, 2019
In 2017 a 15 year old girl from Lancashire, Megan Lee, passed away as a result of suffering an allergic reaction to a takeaway meal. In response to this tragedy, Lancashire Trading Standards service have developed;...

Chamber Chat – Steve Wood, University of Cumbria

January 09, 2019
Happy New year everyone – today, 7th is my first day back in work, full of optimism for the year ahead not to mention the shock of the alarm going off at 5.30! – It’s safe to say this year begins with a certain...

HS2 stop at Lancaster – please support!

January 09, 2019
In November 2018, Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce attended a meeting with the top stakeholders in the area regarding lobbying for Lancaster to be included as a stop on the HS2 route north. HS2 is more...

Morecambe Neighbourhood Plan – Have your say

January 09, 2019
Morecambe Neighbourhood Plan consultation in conjunction with Morecambe Town Council (MTC). Which buildings/open spaces are important to you? Do you agree with the suggestion for preserving them? A list of places in...

Chamber Chat – Mal Garnett

January 03, 2019
As a new year dawns, it’s hard to write a forward-looking piece because in many ways we’ve never been more out of control of the factors that may or may not affect our business environment. So instead I’m going...

Chamber Chat – Allan Sumner , Harrison Drury

December 20, 2018
Let me start by wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. What a year 2018 has been – with so much going on at every conceivable level. I hesitate to mention the “B” word, other...

Chamber Festive Opening Hours

December 20, 2018
Festive Opening Hours Please note that the Chamber office will be closed from 12pm on Monday 24th December and will reopen 9am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. For any urgent export enquiries on any working days...

Chamber Chat – Sandra Cottam-Shea

December 12, 2018
This year has flown by and here we are again, almost Christmas. This is the season to spend never mind anything else and our consumeristic lifestyle goes through the roof. I’m not going to get into the politics...
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