Chamber News

HMRC answer Frequently Asked Questions on New Trade rules

February 08, 2021
New rules for businesses that trade with Europe are here. Now that the Brexit transition period has ended, all businesses that move goods between Great Britain and countries in the EU, or under the Northern Ireland...

Flexible working and making it work

February 01, 2021
As a result of lockdown, employers across the UK have enabled staff to work from home. In doing so, many businesses have realised home working does not impact on productivity and, in many cases, works very well....

Chamber Chat with Sandra Cottam-Shea

January 25, 2021
It’s difficult to write anything in these strange times. I feel almost disrespectful offering business guidance or thoughts when so many have gone to the wall, stuck in limbo or have had the choice of operating...

Chamber Chat with John O'Neill

January 18, 2021
In 2004 The British Government enacted the “The Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations’. A Business Improvement District (BID) is a defined area in which a levy is charged on all business rate payers...

Lancaster & Morecambe College partners with the Chamber, and Morecambe and Lancaster BIDs to support national Kickstart scheme

January 18, 2021
The KICKSTART partnership between Lancaster and Morecambe College, Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce,Morecambe BID and Lancaster BID has got off to a successful start, with...

Chamber Chat with Martin Cheetham, EDF Heysham 1

January 12, 2021
In November, I had the pleasure of moving over the Pennines to join the Heysham 1 team as the new station director. Before that, I had a similar role with EDF’s coal and gas stations in Nottinghamshire. Living in a...

A New Year’s Message from Our CEO Vicky Lofthouse

January 06, 2021
To the Members of the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Members and Ambassadors of the Lancaster & District Chamber, for your support and...

Quarterly Economic Survey: Mixed picture for Lancashire businesses

January 05, 2021
QUARTERLY ECONOMIC SURVEY: MIXED PICTURE FOR LANCASHIRE BUSINESSES The impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the county’s businesses has been highlighted in the latest Quarterly Economic Survey.  A varied picture...

Chamber Chat - Brendan Hughes

December 23, 2020
I have the pleasure of the pre-Christmas chat and wish i could report what a great year it has been for leisure, tourism, hospitality,and retail. Unfortunately, 2020 has been a terrible year with the COVID virus. The...

Chamber Chat - Imogen Brettell

December 14, 2020
Motivation and wellbeing have never been so important, one of the hardest things about the current situation is not knowing how long it will continue, and that uncertainty causes stress and anxiety. Trying to maintain...

Chamber Chat- David Park

December 08, 2020
The traditional image of an apprentice is a young person (usually male) who works for a number of years learning a trade such as joinery or plumbing. This system developed from the Middle Ages guild system as a way to...

Chamber Chat - Heysham Power stations

November 30, 2020
EDF are proud sponsors of Prostate Cancer UK  EDF are supporting its campaign to ensure men at the highest risk of the disease go and speak to their GP. If you are a man over 45, if your father or brother has...

New Membership Executive joins the Chamber Team!

November 25, 2020
Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce has appointed Jody West to the position of Membership Executive. “We are delighted to welcome Jody into the role as Membership Executive,” said Chamber Chief Executive...

PETITION – Call for Government to financially support the creation of the Eden of the North

November 23, 2020
YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED Eden Project North will be one of the most significant and long-lasting investments in North Lancashire since the canal system of the 18th century. It is an all-encompassing project that will...

Chamber Chat with Lorna Stellakis, Q2Q IT

November 16, 2020
Goals, habits, and more time for reading I love learning, which is why I think I’m also an avid reader. And, if one ‘good’ thing had to come out of lockdown, it’s that I’ve found more time for reading and...

Chamber Chat with Si Bellamy - Eden Project

November 09, 2020
Important progress was made during the year in support of the on-going development of Eden Project North. Working in strategic partnership with Lancaster City Council, Lancashire County Council. Lancashire Local...

Local Business Groups push for urgency of financial support for North Lancashire Businesses

November 06, 2020
Our organisations combined represent over 1,200 businesses in North Lancashire, but our plea in our hour of need comes from the entire North Lancashire business community. Local business support organisations...

Chamber Chat with Paul Cusimano

November 04, 2020
Convenience Isn't Always Best I use my business 'facebook' page as much to promote other local independent businesses, as I do my own. I write editorials for publications about Lancaster, its history and architecture...

Chamber Chat with Paulo Raquel

October 27, 2020
This year we all have been through a big “change” in our lives and I thought that “change” would be a good topic for my first Chamber chat. I have been fortunate enough to be part of projects across Europe...

Chamber Chat with John O'Neill

October 20, 2020
Recently I had the misfortune of having a staycation in Lancaster, unfortunately it was at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. What I thought was going to be a relatively short stay turned out longer because disease is not...
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