Chamber News

Chamber Chat with Mike Marczynski

September 16, 2020
2020 - a year of challenges Well we thought that we’d be getting back to a sort of normal after Covid had retreated but here we are again with restrictions coming back to bring us into check.From a business...

Working together - The Chamber, L&MC, and Morecambe BID

September 15, 2020
Assistance for smaller firms wishing to access scheme with less than 30 vacancies As you may be aware the Government recently launched the Kickstart Scheme which provides funding to employers to create job...

Chamber Chat with Erica Lewis

September 08, 2020
Thank you to every business and organisation that has worked hard to wade through the government guidelines to reopen safely. As your city council, we’ve tried to be with you every step of that...

Chamber Chat with Vicky Lofthouse

September 01, 2020
WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF EVENTS? Before the outbreak of COVID 19, the Chamber ran many face to face events throughout the year across North Lancashire, providing opportunities for business people to meet like-minded...

Chamber Chat with Nick Dagger

August 25, 2020
'The times they are a-changin' A sage man once said "the times they are a-changin", but you know that. I'm not telling you anything you don't already know. It's no longer new news, it is, however, no less real....

Quarterly Economic Survey Q3 2020

August 25, 2020
The Quarterly Economic Survey is your chance to influence policy decisions made at the highest levels. The QES, which should take less than 5 minutes to complete, provides information on how businesses are performing...

Chamber Chat with Wes Johnson

August 18, 2020
‘We’re all in it together’ 2020 has certainly been a challenging year thus far, we’ve all been riding a rollercoaster since March with very little opportunity to slow the pace, take back the controls or to...

Chamber Chat with Chris Gardner

August 11, 2020
Chamber Chat with Chris Gardner, Chamber Director and Director of Waters & Atkinson I wrote here last year about how I was very sceptical about home working. These assumptions have been tested of late! My firm,...

Chamber Chat with Imogen Brettell

August 04, 2020
Is the office dead? What on earth did we find to write about, report on and discuss before COVID-19? It’s been such a strange and unsettling time that little else has dominated our thoughts in recent months....

Simple pleasures around the Bay - Steve Wood

July 28, 2020
A Chamber chat not in the first week in January! A new experience for me!  I normally bang on about the start of the New Year and my positivity for the year ahead however; we are now in a different place and...

Three new Director appointments to Chamber board

July 28, 2020
Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce is to appoint three new directors to its board. They are Imogen Brettell, Chief People Officer at SilverDoor Apartments, Lancaster, Nick Wilkinson, of Lune Properties and...

The new normal? - Alistair Eagles

July 22, 2020
On Monday I turned 50.  Of course, there is nothing remarkable about that, lots of people turn 50 every day and live to tell the tale. However, for me the day was always something we had talked about as a family,...

Chamber says goodbye to Gemma and starts recruiting for a new Membership Officer

July 22, 2020
A job vacancy for the role of Membership Officer has become available at Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce. The opportunity has arisen due to the departure of Gemma Collins, who spent nine years working at...

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...
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