Chamber News

Chamber Chat – Sandra Cottam-Shea

December 12, 2018
This year has flown by and here we are again, almost Christmas. This is the season to spend never mind anything else and our consumeristic lifestyle goes through the roof. I’m not going to get into the politics...

Chamber Chat - John Pike, GVS

December 05, 2018
The Restorative Properties of Gin In these times of gloom, doom and political turmoil, I thought I would base my Chamber Chat on something lighter hearted (or headed); the restorative properties of gin. People...

HS2 stop at Lancaster – please support!

December 05, 2018
This week Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce attended a meeting with the top stakeholders in the area regarding lobbying for Lancaster to be included as a stop on the HS2 route north. HS2 is more than just...

Seasonal and Online shopping crime prevention advice

December 05, 2018
Online advice Now black Friday and cyber Monday are out of the way, the serious shopping can begin.  It's also a busy time for fraudsters who are out to exploit us while we are distracted by bargains. We really...

Morecambe sparkled on Saturday night

December 05, 2018
The sparkle came back to Morecambe last Saturday when Morecambe BID’s EDF Morecambe Sparkle switch on occurred. New Town Square was packed for the second year running. The lights were switched on by Zac Richmond, a...

Nigeria's Reading Revolution

December 05, 2018
A film which features the largest English literacy project in Africa is to be premiered in Lancaster next month. With over ten million children in Nigeria not in school, the challenge to improve literacy levels is...

Get To Grips With Glory At The Dukes

December 05, 2018
A new play set in the larger than life world of wrestling premieres at Lancaster’s Dukes theatre from February 21st to March 2nd, 2019. As British wrestling experiences a resurgence across the UK, Glory will...

Morecambe BID donates £2,000 to the Royal British Legion

November 28, 2018
In 2018, Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID) purchased 3,000 giant poppies to help commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War One, the formation of the Royal Air Force and Armed Forces...

Chamber Chat – Responsible investing , Alison Norfolk

November 21, 2018
Alison Norfolk – Handelsbanken Responsible investing: making good business sense The trend towards responsible investment is changing the world of investing – for good.Investors are increasingly interested in...

Update Business Brexit Checklist and Risk Register

November 21, 2018
The UK's impending departure from the EU will bring change for businesses of every size and sector.  While some companies are already planning for the opportunities and challenges ahead, the BCC believes that all...

Red Rose awards get even bigger for 2019

November 21, 2018
Red Rose Awards – Lancashire’s premier celebration of business excellence – are back for 2019 and they are bigger and better than ever. Details of the much-anticipated event have been announced today, with...

Training experts reach out to community

November 21, 2018
A Preston training specialist has sent out a message to inspire those people who are sometimes difficult to reach across the county – with a number of incentives. PHX Training is highlighting the current...

Chamber Chat – Brendan Hughes

November 15, 2018
In my role as Chairman of the Morecambe BID, I am constantly amazed by what a little bit of money and a lot of forward, innovative thinking can do. Earlier this year the BID in conjunction with Lancaster City Council...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday -- Advice for Businesses and Security

November 15, 2018
Black Friday has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year, when retailers reduce prices across their stock to kick-start the Christmas gift-buying season. The National Business Crime Centre is advising...

Chamber Chat – Marcus Angell

November 08, 2018
Back in April, I hosted a free Lancaster property forum event at my company offices. It was organised jointly by the Chamber, Digital Lancaster and Lancaster Vision and was well attended by over seventy people from...

Awards joy for Lancaster firm’s head of finance

November 08, 2018
The head of finance at Lancaster-based accountancy firm ICS Accounting received a prestigious accolade at the recent Sub36 awards. Maggie Lawson, 29, took home the ‘Young Professional’ award at the event in...

Chamber Chat - David Park

November 01, 2018
GDPR 6 months on. The general data protection regulation (GDPR) was introduced on 25 May this year. As often seems the way, the implementation date was brought in with a lot of noise (some would say hype or even...

Get Hooked On Peter Pan At The Dukes

October 25, 2018
Lancaster’s Dukes theatre will transport audiences to Neverland this Christmas in their inventive and witty version of Peter Pan. This magical story will be packed full of fairy dust, flight and catchy songs...

Chamber Chat – Neil Townsend, Cancer Care

October 25, 2018
I am not sure if it’s the time of year or my age, that makes me want to stop, pause and take stock. The most recent excellent chamber chat articles highlighted a number of key attributes, not to forget “energy”...

Chamber Chat - John Lyon, ICS

October 18, 2018
We all like good news and this certainly feels like a good news story for North Lancashire. Daily, I feel fortunate to live in this part of the UK, and I’ve continued to see it develop over the 30 years I’ve...
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