Chamber News

Calling all local Marketing Agency's

January 27, 2022
Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce are on the search for a new marketing agency to work with as they head into their 125th Anniversary year. The new agency will work alongside the Chamber team to complete...

Chamber Chat with Professor Sue Smith

January 25, 2022
While universities across the country have been celebrated for being at the centre of the fight against coronavirus, it is also important to recognise the livelihoods they support through creating and supporting jobs...

Chamber Chat with Brendan Hughes

January 18, 2022
Christmas time in the Night-time Economy is traditionally a busy one for most of the nation’s hospitality companies, Morecambe’s night-time economy is no different. This year...

Chamber Chat with Agata Estkowska

January 12, 2022
Portrayal of business start up in social media The pandemic has resulted in many workers reassessing their priorities and with work being such a big part of one’s life, it is no surprise that people have come to...

Chamber Chat with Kim Brown

December 14, 2021
Isn’t email brilliant? It’s cheap, fast, keeps us connected, helps us be responsive and keeps a record of events when needed. The majority of us have indeed relied on it more than ever these past few years and I...

Introduction to exporting

December 14, 2021
Are you an SME leader based in Lancashire who is looking to develop and grow your international business? Join the funded Boost Peer Networks programme which will help you overcome business challenges, learn, and...

Rogue R&D claim repayments could cost SMEs millions, warns tax expert

December 14, 2021
A leading research & development (R&D) tax expert with UK Top 10 firm Azets, the largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, has issued a warning to businesses using R&D tax relief...

Chamber Chat with Mark Lees and Martin Cheetham

December 07, 2021
As the festive season nears, staff at the power station are making lists – not linked to the size of Christmas presents but who will be present on the big day to make sure the rest of us can enjoy a family dinner...

Chamber Chat with John O'Neill

November 30, 2021
HSwho? On Saturday I was booked on a train to London from Lancaster for a reunion, but Storm Arwen changed all that as train after train was cancelled. So, I stayed at home and managed to find a roofer to...

Chamber Chat with Jo-ann Harney

November 16, 2021
The Chamber is now back hosting face-to-face events, and we couldn’t be more excited, our first face-to-face event was back in August at Lancaster Brewery where we welcomed over 70 Members....

Events programme revealed for Lancashire Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) consultation

November 16, 2021
A comprehensive programme of consultation events has been revealed to allow business owners and leaders help form the brand-new Lancashire Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP), which will shape the future of technical...

Time for businesses big and small to act on climate change

November 09, 2021
The global climate summit in Glasgow COP26 in November has intensified the spotlight on businesses and their role in delivering climate action. For example, the UK Treasury announced at the COP new rules that will...

Chamber Chat with Paddy Hunt

November 01, 2021
Supply chain disruption – is your business at risk? As a business owner it’s never been more important to ensure you have an effective supply chain in place, to help improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase...

Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) Trailblazers

November 01, 2021
Lancashire has been chosen by the Department of Education as one of eight UK Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) Trailblazers which aims to reshape the local technical skills system to better support the needs of the...

Lancaster Will Writing Firm Celebrates After Double Win At National Awards

October 29, 2021
Chamber members, Lancaster-based Will writing firm Morecambe Bay Wills & Estates is celebrating a double success at the British Wills & Probate Awards.   The company won awards in two categories -...

Chamber Chat with Mike Marcynski

October 26, 2021
Last week I attended an event hosted and run by the Preston and Lytham branches of Handelsbanken, together with their Lancaster branch, down at the Marriott Hotel in Broughton. The Chief Economist of Handelsbanken is...

Common issues in logistics and supply chain in a post-Brexit world

October 19, 2021
Part 2: Shipping to Northern Ireland Daniel Barry, North Star Logistics This is the 2nd of 3 articles that we hope address some of the common supply chain and logistics issues that have arisen from Brexit and the...

Escape2Make seeks new Treasurer

October 13, 2021
Treasurer needed to 'Make a Difference' to exciting new Lancaster & Morecambe based charity Escape2Make (E2M) are a new grass roots, all-inclusive charity (CIO est. 2019. Charity number 1183572) who help all...

Chamber Chat with Nick Wilkinson

October 12, 2021
Our High Street is back in business! We’ve been in full swing over the summer aiming to promote Lancaster and it’s events in a big but safe way. A great example of this was Festival Italia, with a mix of local...

International World Standard Day 2021

October 12, 2021
International World Standard Day – 14 October 2021 Why’s everyone talking about certification? The answer is simple. It’s a proven method that will enable you to demonstrate that your products, processes,...
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