Members' News

Chancellor unveils Job Retention Bonus

July 08, 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak hasannounced a new bonus scheme for firms that re-employ furloughed workers. He toldtheCommons that any employer who brings someone back off furlough, and...

Lancaster City Council News Release: Council launches Business Support Hub

July 08, 2020
Lancaster City Council has launched a new Business Support Hub as part of a £1million plan to sustain and strengthen the local economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of the hub is to support...

Lancaster University students help county’s businesses find Covid-19 solutions

July 07, 2020
Lancashire businesses are benefitting from the fresh thinking and innovative ideas of sharp-mindedbusiness students as they tackle issues around the Covid-19 pandemic, business growth and...

Digital Fast Track Fund

July 07, 2020
Like Tech alongside Milliamp and a number of other Electronics Businesses in the Lancaster area have been successful as a consortia in securing funding from the Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund to help get new talent...

Miralis hires four following new client wins in lockdown

July 07, 2020
Miralis, the Lancaster-based data science consultancy and software development company, has announced four new appointments following a series of client wins and projects.  Due to the huge impact of Covid-19 on...

Project Management Degree Apprenticeship - University of Cumbria

July 07, 2020
Are you new to working at Senior Leader Level and need to develop and enhance your skills further? Do you want to build and develop your organisation for the future? The Senior Leader Master’s Degree...

Revealing our past – council looks to reveal district’s ‘hidden history’

July 07, 2020
Lancaster City Council is calling on the public to help it reveal the district’s ‘hidden history’ as part of review into statues, street names and other items linked to the slave trade. The review follows...

Peterson secures contract extension for Shell support from Lowestoft base

June 30, 2020
Leading international energy logistics provider Peterson has agreed a contract extension with Shell to provide quayside, warehousing and transport services from Peterson’s Lowestoft base. Peterson has supported...

Morecambe BID introduces social distancing food and drink ordering app

June 25, 2020
Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID) is rolling out an app that allows patrons in the Hospitality, and Food & Beverage Industries to order and pay for their food and drink straight from the table, without...

Inspector backs Lancaster City Council’s Local Plan

June 24, 2020
An independent planning inspector has approved Lancaster City Council’s Local Plan. Following extensive consultation and a series of public hearings last year, the inspector, Richard McCoy, has concluded that the...

Chamber Chat with Alison Norfolk

June 17, 2020
It's been a challenging few weeks for all of us as we adapt to a new way of working. Most importantly for me, it has been fantastic to see colleagues pulling together to ensure that we are still assisting our...

Lancaster law firm appoints new director to lead private client team

June 17, 2020
Lancaster law firm Harrison Drury has appointed inheritance tax planning specialist Clare Fleming as a director and head of its private client team. Clare joins the firm after returning to Lancashire earlier this...

Covid-19 Death and Bereavement Support

June 17, 2020
It is recognised that Covid-19 is a unique situation that may require greater flexibility for some as the processes normally in place (death certificates, funerals, ceremonies, religious considerations, domestic...

Chamber Chat with Brendan Hughes

June 04, 2020
As well as being a Chamber Director, I am also a Director of Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID) and I am on the Morecambe PubWatch committee, so I speak with some experience when I say Morecambe has a busy...

Chamber Chat with Steve Wood - COVID-19 and the new challenges working at home.

June 03, 2020
by Steve Wood, Business Development Manager at the University of Cumbria 19th March and the rumblings for a couple of days, we’ll need to work from home. UoC is geared up more than many organisations because...

New partner for long-established and trusted law firm

June 03, 2020
A long-established law firm Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand is continuing its expansion plans even during a time of uncertainty in the economy. Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand, which has offices in Lancaster...

Use tax breaks to conquer coronavirus cash concerns, says Lancashire expert

May 27, 2020
Businesses in Lancaster are being urged to make use of existing tax incentives to help them boost cashflow and overcome the coronavirus crisis. Tony Medcalf, a tax partner at St Mary’s Gate-based accountants and...

Work continues to support rough sleepers through the coronavirus crisis

May 26, 2020
Lancaster City Council and its partners continue to draw on each other’s expertise and commitment to making sure that those who were sleeping rough and have been accommodated are protected and supported through the...

Lancaster and Morecambe College celebrate GOOD Ofsted inspection report

May 26, 2020
Staff, students and governors at Lancaster and Morecambe College are celebrating their latest Ofsted inspection which graded the College as GOOD and recognises the improvements which have been...

Community Safety Partnership

May 21, 2020
Community safety continues to be an overriding priority for the city council and its partners as we begin the road to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.The Lancaster District Community Safety Partnership (CSP)...
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