Chamber News

IDLS are finalists for the Innovation in Business Award at the Red Rose Awards 2019

February 08, 2019
International Dyslexia Learning Solutions Limited (IDLS), based in Lancaster, are delighted to be announced finalists of the Red Rose Awards. IDLS, well acclaimed for their dyslexia intervention IDL Literacy and for...

Chamber Chat, Wes Johnson

January 30, 2019
Maintaining an International Perspective As someone who was born in 1972, six months before the UK joined the EEC, I have never experienced such uncertainty as we approach the 29th March.  However, rest assured...

Do you understand how Brexit may impact your business?

January 30, 2019
A recent online survey conducted by MHA Moore and Smalley, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, revealed that only 42% of business owners understand how Brexit may impact their business. This leaves 58% of...

Chamber Chat – Chris Gardner

January 23, 2019
Recent time off set me thinking about working from home. All my life there’s been an assumption that this was inevitably becoming more common. Technology would allow it, workers wanted it, employers would welcome...

Imogen Brettell, Chamber Chat

January 16, 2019
Just before Christmas I arranged a works evening out at Lancaster on Ice. Over thirty of us went skating and we had a fabulous time. Lancaster has an increasing number of exciting new projects and events in the...

Technical Education Discussion Day

January 16, 2019
Digital Lancashire and Lancaster & Morecambe College present a morning of discussion about Technical education, the new T levels, and developing joint working between Further Education Colleges and Digital SMEs....

Lancashire Trading Standards Service – Food Allergen awareness resources

January 10, 2019
In 2017 a 15 year old girl from Lancashire, Megan Lee, passed away as a result of suffering an allergic reaction to a takeaway meal. In response to this tragedy, Lancashire Trading Standards service have developed;...

Chamber Chat – Steve Wood, University of Cumbria

January 09, 2019
Happy New year everyone – today, 7th is my first day back in work, full of optimism for the year ahead not to mention the shock of the alarm going off at 5.30! – It’s safe to say this year begins with a certain...

HS2 stop at Lancaster – please support!

January 09, 2019
In November 2018, 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...

Morecambe Neighbourhood Plan – Have your say

January 09, 2019
Morecambe Neighbourhood Plan consultation in conjunction with Morecambe Town Council (MTC). Which buildings/open spaces are important to you? Do you agree with the suggestion for preserving them? A list of places in...

Chamber Chat – Mal Garnett

January 03, 2019
As a new year dawns, it’s hard to write a forward-looking piece because in many ways we’ve never been more out of control of the factors that may or may not affect our business environment. So instead I’m going...

Chamber Chat – Allan Sumner , Harrison Drury

December 20, 2018
Let me start by wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. What a year 2018 has been – with so much going on at every conceivable level. I hesitate to mention the “B” word, other...

Chamber Festive Opening Hours

December 20, 2018
Festive Opening Hours Please note that the Chamber office will be closed from 12pm on Monday 24th December and will reopen 9am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. For any urgent export enquiries on any working days...

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...

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...
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