Chamber News

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,...

Chamber Chat with Wes Johnson

September 29, 2021
Lancashire’s Trailblazing Chambers and Colleges Collaboration between Chambers of Commerce and Further Education Colleges are nothing new for us here in Lancaster and District. As Principal and CEO of your College I...

Chamber Chat with Chris Gardner

September 21, 2021
Networking after the pandemic One of my roles as a Chamber of Commerce Director is to work with the Chamber team to plan a programme of networking events. Given that COVID is largely in the rear mirror, it is an...

Chamber Chat with Steve Wood

September 14, 2021
Happy New Year! Hello everyone, I hope you are all safe and well and had a good break over the summer.  It seems that I traditionally get the January edition and this is my traditional greeting.  A more...

Be Part of Freshers’ Fest brought to you by Lancaster University Students’ Union

September 14, 2021
If your team, department or business would benefit from a presence at this year’s fresher’s fair, you now have a chance to get involved. Fresher’s Fest will be the biggest ‘freshers fair’ event yet, as it...

Think Recycling joins Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce

September 13, 2021
Think Recycling, formally A1 Supa Skips, Envirofirst and Think Pink Skips, has been recently acquired by APK Group. APK Group was established in 2015 in Cumbria, starting off as a main contractor on a housing...

Free Event for Manufacturing, Packing, Assembling and Processing SME's

September 13, 2021
Join Pete McOnie of AMRC North West on 28th September at Fraser House, Lancaster to learn if the implementation of technology can boost your businesses performance and if so how you can access support and funding....

A lovely evening for a barbecue!

September 08, 2021
A sunny evening late August was the setting for the Chamber’s Summer Social! A BBQ and Beer at Lancaster Brewery tempted members of Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce and their families to the Chamber’s...

Chamber Chat with David Jarratt

September 07, 2021
In recent years, I, along with some of my colleagues at UCLan, have been researching and writing about seaside resorts, with a particular focus on Morecambe. Some of our conclusions relate to the importance of both...

Chamber Chat with Vicky Lofthouse

August 31, 2021
Back to School Means Back to Business This week those parents of school age kids can collectively breathe a sigh of relief as the school gates open and kids return to the classroom.  Shoe shops and stationers...

Chamber Chat with Edward Stanley

August 16, 2021
Dealing with dishonest executors Edward Stanley, contentious probate and trusts specialist from Harrison Drury, outlines typical examples of mismanagement of deceased estates and what beneficiaries can do to protect...

Chamber Chat with Jody West

August 09, 2021
Our human needs and networking As we re-enter the world of “in person” networking, I’ve had conversations recently with people feeling they need to “re-learn” how to behave and communicate face to face...

Chamber Chat with John O'Neill

August 02, 2021
Running an election campaign, because that’s basically what a Business Improvement District ballot (BID) is, is tense at the best of times but running one that goes over a month and you only get to know which...

Chamber Chat with Helen McClure

July 28, 2021
As always, the economy gives us plenty to think about. Handelsbanken’s UK Chief Economist, James Sproule, considers three key questions going forward: What is driving the recovery? We are confident that the biggest...

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...
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