Members' News

Lancaster accountants help doctors claim Government coronavirus support

May 12, 2020
A Lancaster-based accountancy and business advisory firm has collaborated with one of the UK’s leading medical bodies to help doctors and medical practices claim financial relief for vital work to fight the COVID-19...

H&S guidelines for Covid-19 - Rock & Road

May 06, 2020
Chamber members Rock and Road Training have provided these Health and Safety guidlelines which will be vital for a post Covid-19 world. Download below: Risk Assessment Additional Controls   Covid-19 checklist...

Local support package announced for businesses in the Lancaster district

May 05, 2020
Lancaster City Council has agreed a £1million plan to sustain and strengthen the local economy. Last Thursday (April 30) the city council’s Cabinet signed off on a package of new measures to provide help, advice...

Lancaster University and the NHS join forces to combat Covid-19

May 05, 2020
Lancaster University has offered the use of its own labs to increase the number of tests for Covid-19 among NHS staff and patients following an approach from the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation...

Arson reduction advice - Lancashire Fire & Rescue

May 05, 2020
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service have advised that ue to the present situation that we are in as a country they just wanted to remind business owners the risk of arson. Please find attached two leaflets regarding...

Array Festival Lancaster, Digital and Tech

May 05, 2020
Lancaster’s first virtual digital and tech festival, Array Festival, will go live throughout May to encourage those in the region to learn more about the city’s industry. A series of online seminars and...

Eagles 'family 400' charity bike ride!

May 05, 2020
On Monday 11 May starting at 1300 hrs the Eagles Family will attempt a 24hr 417-mile (671-km) indoor cycling charity challenge in aid of Morecambe Bay Foodbank. We will take our turns to try and make the distance on...

How to keep connected when the world feels a little disconnected - Lorna Stellakis Q2Q

April 28, 2020
It’s an understatement to say that things are up in the air and rather ‘unfamiliar.’ Really, we’re all so used to the ‘norm’, that panic ensues when anything doesn’t happen as expected – and, at the...

The Big Support for small business

April 28, 2020
Letter received from Michelle Owen, Big Support campaign for small business."I am writing to you as we have launched The Big Support for small business - a national campaign to get small businesses...

Moore & Smalley help 300 firms with furlough claims in first week

April 28, 2020
A Lancaster-based accountancy and business advisory firm has hailed a government scheme to keep people in their jobs after being asked to make claims on behalf of 300 businesses in its first week. In just its first...

Covid Captures

April 28, 2020
The latest project from Nick Dagger Photography goes behind the scenes of our new way of working during lockdown. 'Covid Captures' will be a collection of images and stories that encapsulates the people and...

Just Company - companionship for the elderly

April 22, 2020
Just Company is a unique service providing meaningful and regular companionship to elderly people who are lonely, isolated or provide companionship on behalf of a family who want their loved ones to get out and about....

Wealthsmith’s Wellbeing Thinking positively about health and wealth

April 21, 2020
Sanlam Wellsmiths have put together the following series: "Our world has been turned upside down in the last few weeks. We recognise that in the midst of this uncertainty our primary role is to act as stewards of...

Covid-19, and the Hospitality Industry - Paul Bury

April 09, 2020
The Lothersdale Hotel has been owned by the my family for 67 years and has seen the town and industry change many times over. The COVID-19 pandemic though has presented a set of challenges to the Hospitality Industry...

The self-employed and CoronaVirus

April 08, 2020
Some of the workers most affected by the Coronavirus are the self-employed. Many have seen their workloads disappear overnight and face an uncertain future regarding their income. It’s logistically difficult to...

Legionnaires’ Disease. Essential Reading for Business Owners during Covid-19 Pandemic.

April 08, 2020
The following guidance is crucial if we are to avoid cases of Legionnaires’ Disease following the current Covid-19 outbreak.   During this grim but essential lockdown period, many businesses, hotels,...

Lancaster law firm launches rapid response team for Coronavirus loans

April 06, 2020
Lancaster-based law firm Harrison Drury has set up a dedicated team to help businesses secure emergency loans quicker during the coronavirus crisis. The firm has established its rapid response team following reports...

Apprenticeship Grant Advance - Construction

April 06, 2020
CITB are supporting construction employers  by providing advance payment of attendance grants for 2nd and 3rd year apprentices to ensure future skills are retained in the construction industry amid the...

Thank you for offers of accommodation for 1,000 key workers in the county

April 06, 2020
Lancashire businesses have already stepped up and offered accommodation for key workers supporting the Coronavirus response in the county.  And more companies are encouraged to follow this example. The...

UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19

April 02, 2020
Proposals are invited for short term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. There is no closing date – proposals can be submitted at any...
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