Chamber News

Chamber Chat with Alastair Richards

July 19, 2021
Freedom day? In the 1920s, T.S Eliot wrote his poem The Hollow Men which includes the now famous line ‘This is the way the world ends, Not with a bang but a whimper.’ I’m writing this on what the press has...

Chamber Chat with Imogen Brettell

July 12, 2021
As our employees return to the office, my mind is drawn to our new office in Dalton Square. The building has been stripped out and we are now at the stage of finalising plans for its refurbishment. It all feels so...

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

July 07, 2021
Jon Powell was recently appointed as the new President of the Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), replacing Mal Garnett who had presided over the presidency for...

Service businesses start strong recovery

July 06, 2021
A new survey of businesses in Lancashire suggest conditions are improving for local firms. Firms within the service sector reported significant improvements particularly in domestic sales, increasing workforce, and...

Chamber Chat with David Park

July 06, 2021
The “Always On” Work Culture For many people, the pandemic and particularly working from home, has extended working hours and eroded the differences between being at work and being at home. Working from home has...

Chamber Chat with Brendan Hughes

June 29, 2021
That feeling you get when you put an ‘X’ in the box, knowing that those two lines in a box might help change policy, prevent crime and tidy up an area. It can only be the feeling of an election!. In Morecambe...

Win Chamber Membership for a year!

June 22, 2021
Win 12 months membership with Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce   The impact of the pandemic has been and continues to be very challenging for many local businesses, particularly small business...

Chamber Chat with Paulo Raquel

June 21, 2021
During my first Chamber chat I talked about “change” and as mentioned, I am now going to talk about another part of this process that I believe is very relevant for what we are still going through. We are humans...

Chamber Chat with Mark Lees

June 16, 2021
Getting the chance to talk to our community is vital to the power stations and one such route is the Local Community Liaison Committee, which has been running for 40 years. The committee has representatives from the...

Chamber Chat with Lorna Stellakis

June 07, 2021
The new dilemma for Leaders “Will your team work remotely long term, or will you bring them back into the office”? This is a decision I’m clear on as the team at Q2Q are simply “better” when they are...

Chamber Chat with Vicky Lofthouse

June 02, 2021
A Town's Winning Ways!! In case you have not heard on Monday 31st May Morecambe Football Club ended their season on a history making high, by being promoted to league one. An amazing achievement and a huge...

The SME Brexit Support Fund: How HMRC is helping smaller businesses adapt to a post-Brexit world

June 01, 2021
Signing an FTA with the EU was an important milestone in the UK’s Brexit journey. But that historic moment came with a challenge for HMRC: how do we help the UK’s smaller businesses continue to trade with Europe?...

Thank you - Census Champions

May 24, 2021
Dear Census Champion Now that the Census 2021 collection operation is coming to a close, the Office for National Statistics (ONS), who run the census in England and Wales, would like to take this opportunity to...

Chamber Chat with Kim Brown

May 24, 2021
Making the difference as a Mental Health First AiderRecently myself and two colleagues qualified as Mental Health First Aiders after taking part in some quite intensive and in depth training. Now, whilst we’re not...

Chamber Chat with John O'Neill

May 17, 2021
Simple PleasuresIt's been just over four weeks since the economy started opening up and yesterday represented the most important stage. The time when we can all go out and socialise with friends and family indoors, or...

Chamber Chat with Chris Maddock

May 10, 2021
The Lancashire Careers Hub is part of a national Hub network driven by the Careers and Enterprise Company and locally through Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Inspira which strengthens the relationship between...

Chamber Chat with Jo-ann Harney

May 04, 2021
I wrote my last Chamber Chat back in October 2020 and was hoping that by the time it was my turn to write it again we would all be back to face-to-face networking and events. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case and...

International Trade Business Support

April 22, 2021
International Trade Support is now available to all businesses across the Lancaster District thanks to a new partnership between Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce and Lancaster City Council. With this free...

Chamber Chat with Jon Powell

April 19, 2021
The future of the office?Hurrah the pubs and restaurants are open (for outside dining)! The shops have opened their shutters. The roadmap seems to be on track! We need this, as individuals for our wellbeing and...

Chamber Chat with Mike Marczynski

April 12, 2021
At the time of my writing this Chamber Chat, we are 1 day away from the Glorious 12th! No, not the August one, this is the 12th of April, when a lot of restrictions due to Covid are lifted and we’re all one step...
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