Chamber News

Covid-19 Business Impact Survey North Lancashire

April 22, 2020
COVID-19 Impact and Support Survey - Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce and Morecambe BID Please can you spare a few minutes to complete the survey? We are gathering this information so that...

Lancaster & Morecambe College Continues to Serve its Community During Lockdown - Wes Johnson

April 21, 2020
As Lancaster & Morecambe’s College we can trace our roots right back to 1824, we are proud to be shaped by our employers to the benefit of all members of our community.  Our commitment to our community is...

CORONAVIRUS – JOB RETENTION SCHEME FAQS

April 21, 2020
The Government has announced that all UK employers will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis....

Powering that extra mile - EDF by Mark Lees & Giles Kay

April 15, 2020
If there is one thing we can rely on here at Heysham power station is staff going that extra mile to make sure there they are powering the nation but also looking at what they can also do to help in their communities....

The end game! Vicky Lofthouse

April 06, 2020
Jenson Steven Lofthouse turned four on the 12th February 2020. He is at his happiest when he is covered in dirt, tools in hand, showing of his latest find or creation. He never stands still, loves talking and says...

The Chamber, here to help in these difficult times - Jo-ann Harney

March 30, 2020
It has now been nearly seven months since I joined the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce. It has been an eventful few months, and I joined the Chamber just a few weeks before the EXPO 2019 and what a...

ezCert Webinar

March 30, 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic presents business with a huge range of challenges. As a Chamber we are working hard to ensure our services help our members and customers meet those challenges. This includes changing some...

Chamber Connections

March 27, 2020
Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce is trying to connect those businesses across North Lancashire who find themselves needing an extra employee or two. We are calling for help............... We are looking...

Working from home - Mike Harrison

March 24, 2020
In a perverse way I am finding the Government advice to self isolate/ home working slightly bemusing. Since escaping from my mainstream office environment 18 years ago I have been working from home, well not quite. I...

Another blog on CoronaVirus

March 20, 2020
I wrote about this subject last week. The huge impact the Coronavirus has had on the stock market but also the significant impact it is already having on small businesses, including our local Chamber of Commerce...

Government changes procurement policy in response to Covid-19

March 20, 2020
The government has announced today (Mar 18) a change in their approach to the procurement of goods and services amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with immediate effect. In order to procure goods, services and works with...

Going cashless

March 17, 2020
Card payments are starting to become the normal method of payment, but did you know that in 2017 card payments overtook cash as the most popular method of payment? If this trend looks to continue, cashless payments...

COVID-19: support for businesses

March 17, 2020
The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. This includes a package of...

Safe online working during Coronavirus 'delay' phase

March 17, 2020
As the UK moves towards the 'delay' phase of its response to Coronavirus, we'd like to make sure you are familiar with the best advice for staying safe online.  Particularly if you are working at home.Below are...

Stay chilled, and buy local - Jon Powell

March 10, 2020
  Globalisation has been an undeniable force for economic good. It leads to increased trade, an international and diverse workforce, and therefore innovation and entrepreneurialism. But our increased global...

There is a future out there. Mike Marczynski

March 03, 2020
So here we are in the aftermath of our formal Brexit from the EC and what a non-event it finally was. It just shows what a parliamentary majority of 80 can do to get things actually done with hardly a whisper. Now the...

Working in partnership is just more powerful

February 25, 2020
At Lancaster City Council we’re exploring how we work more closely with local businesses, particularly great local businesses that help the district thrive, look after their staff and our environment. Like many...

POTENTIAL CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – BUSINESS RESOURCES

February 25, 2020
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is advising against all travel to Hubei Province, where the outbreak started, and all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China. It also advises British nationals in China...

The Quarterly Economic Survey is your chance to influence policy decisions made at the highest levels.

February 25, 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...

Five lessons learned from running my own business - Vivien Hacker

February 18, 2020
When I started my company, I was warned that 75% of start-ups at the time failed within the first 18 months. That was 2003. Quite apart from financial prudence, here are five crucial lessons for survival and success...
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