Chamber News

Adjusting to a new "normal" - Mal Garnett

July 14, 2020
Last week a poll undertaken by BritainThinks found that only 12% of people in the UK now want to return to the old ‘normal’ in the UK after Covid-19. As well as making permanent changes to their personal lives,...

Chamber Chat with Vicky Lofthouse

June 30, 2020
We HAVE to get this right! I am not embarrassed to say that I am a complete and utter shopaholic, ask anyone! But maybe not my husband he will just roll his eyes!! I find it enjoyable, therapeutic, and relaxing. In...

Chamber Chat with Sandra Cottam-Shea

June 24, 2020
We seem to be seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Guernsey was the first in the British Isles to be declared Covid free and now the Isle of Man are almost back to normal as the only remaining restriction appears...

Observations on Home Working - David Park

May 26, 2020
I am sure that my firm is similar to many other businesses at the moment in that the way we operate as a solicitors firm has changed more in the last 2 or 3 months than it had in the previous 10 years or longer. From...

Embracing quick change - Giles Kay, EDF

May 19, 2020
It is rare for our industry to try something new without months of testing and trialling but last Friday we headed into the brave new world of virtual on-line meetings. Friday’s Local Community Liaison Committee...

The Quarterly Economic Survey is your chance to influence policy decisions made at the highest levels.

May 19, 2020
The QES, which should take less than 5 minutes to complete, provides information on how businesses are performing this quarter.  The Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce gathers information for North...

Covid-19 Business Restart & Recovery Survey - North Lancs

May 13, 2020
We know that you are probably surveyed out but we really do need to know local figures and statistics.This is a new survey. Please can you spare a few minutes to complete this?We are gathering this...

Businesses stepping up for the Foodbank - Paddy Hunt

May 12, 2020
Lancaster District has a terrific community of businesses, filled with people who are never afraid to go the extra mile to help out, especially at the moment. As a trustee at Morecambe Bay Foodbank, which has...

COVID-19 Business Impact and Support Survey (North Lancashire) results

May 12, 2020
Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce, and Morecambe BID, recently conducted an online survey from 23rd April to 6th May 2020 targeted at businesses in the North Lancashire region to gather information on the...

Keeping the country supplied - Sandra Cottam-Shea

May 05, 2020
This message has been knocking about for years and at this challenging time, never a truer word said. The transport industry is how this country and the world keeps the economy moving, literally. We are now...

Coronavirus: Planning for Business Recovery

May 05, 2020
As businesses start to gain access the various government schemes designed to support them through the coronavirus lockdown, many are now turning their focus to the horizon, wondering what the “new normal” will...

Lockdown From A Number Of Perspectives - Rod Taylor

April 28, 2020
Well, here we are entering week six of the Covid-19 lockdown. How has it been for you? I am writing this short account of my own experiences in my various areas of responsibility.  The pandemic has tested us in...

Covid-19 Business Impact Survey North Lancashire

April 22, 2020
COVID-19 Impact and Support Survey - Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce and Morecambe BID Please can you spare a few minutes to complete the survey? We are gathering this information so that...

Lancaster & Morecambe College Continues to Serve its Community During Lockdown - Wes Johnson

April 21, 2020
As Lancaster & Morecambe’s College we can trace our roots right back to 1824, we are proud to be shaped by our employers to the benefit of all members of our community.  Our commitment to our community is...

CORONAVIRUS – JOB RETENTION SCHEME FAQS

April 21, 2020
The Government has announced that all UK employers will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis....

Powering that extra mile - EDF by Mark Lees & Giles Kay

April 15, 2020
If there is one thing we can rely on here at Heysham power station is staff going that extra mile to make sure there they are powering the nation but also looking at what they can also do to help in their communities....

The end game! Vicky Lofthouse

April 06, 2020
Jenson Steven Lofthouse turned four on the 12th February 2020. He is at his happiest when he is covered in dirt, tools in hand, showing of his latest find or creation. He never stands still, loves talking and says...

The Chamber, here to help in these difficult times - Jo-ann Harney

March 30, 2020
It has now been nearly seven months since I joined the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce. It has been an eventful few months, and I joined the Chamber just a few weeks before the EXPO 2019 and what a...

ezCert Webinar

March 30, 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic presents business with a huge range of challenges. As a Chamber we are working hard to ensure our services help our members and customers meet those challenges. This includes changing some...

Chamber Connections

March 27, 2020
Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce is trying to connect those businesses across North Lancashire who find themselves needing an extra employee or two. We are calling for help............... We are looking...
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