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All businesses need support and advice to help them achieve their ambitions.

From starting a business to breaking into lucrative overseas markets, to advice and guidance tailored individually to your needs, the Chamber is here to make sure you have all the help you need for assured success in whatever direction you lead your business. We offer a range of assistance that can help companies at every stage of their development; from getting started to expanding their existing business activities.

Business Support in North Lancashire provided by Lancaster & Morecambe Chamber of Commerce

  • When it’s needed
  • Where it’s needed

The Chamber of Commerce gives you the opportunities to make money and save money with the right support at the right time. Perfect combination to grow your business. Helping you work smarter to gain the competitive advantage you need in business these days.

Support services delivered by your local chamber

PR & Marketing

Part of our role of being the voice of the North Lancashire’s businesses is to make sure we are heard.

As a member you can benefit by
getting your good news out in front of all our other members and a wider audience across North Lancashire.

Introduction Service

Connect on a one to one basis with your fellow Chamber members.

You can ask the Chamber team to facilitate an introduction email.

It’s a warmed up approach that gets great results. Grow your network and strengthen business relationships and connections plus uncover new opportunities through the Chamber introduction service.

Business Support Sessions

Come along to our Business Support Sessions. A regular free business support drop-in service that can help answer your questions and direct you to relevant resources and programmes.

Updates on significant local occurrences

We’re the trusted voice of the local business community, representing a wide cross section of business sectors, size and industries.

We are the go to organisation when local consultation is required. Expect to hear about significant developments for the local area and economy and opportunities to participate in conversations and consultations.

Chamber Roadside Assistance

Whether you have a small or large fleet of cars or a single commercial vehicle, we can help you to keep your company on the move with Chamber Roadside Assistance.

In partnership with the AA, we’ll ensure you keep motoring at an exclusive competitive price; Chamber members can receive up to 67% discount on the cost of business breakdown cover.

Sustainable Energy First are market leaders in energy and carbon management and trading, assured environmental compliance, and sustainability solutions to our suite of members to make tomorrow’s world better for everyone.

Chamber Foreign Exchange
Foreign exchange and payment solutions experts moneycorp, offer members special terms and access to excellent foreign
exchange rates.
Chamber Foreign Exchange offers competitive exchange rates, free online currency accounts, reduced transfer fees and fast, online transactions.

https://www.questcover.com/membership-services/

Chamber HR

Unlimited advice line access* to experienced HR advisors –
available 24/7, 365 days a year
Over 400 free downloadable employment documents from our website including a free HR healthcheck
Insurance cover for employment disputes including
representation costs and awards

Chamber Tax

Unlimited advice line access* to experienced tax and VAT
advisors – available during office hours
Insurance cover to deal with a full HMRC enquiry, aspect
enquiries, PAYE disputes and VAT disputes

Chamber Health & Safety

Unlimited advice line access* to health & safety specialist
advisors – available during office hours
Over 100 free downloadable health & safety documents
Insurance cover to help you defend health & safety prosecutions

Chamber Legal
Unlimited advice line access* to experienced legal
advisors – available 24/7, 365 days a year
Website with approximately 200 free downloadable legal
documents for a business
Insurance cover for your business includes property disputes, data protection, licence protection, criminal prosecution plus jury service
Insurance cover for employees includes personal injury, motor disputes and wrongful arrest defence

One phone number – 01455 852037
For access to HR, health & safety, legal and tax advice
One website – https://chambernwlancs.questcover.com/
For access to over 750 free downloadable template documents
Legal Expenses Insurance
£1,000,000 of cover, £100,000 for claims, no excess

Chamber Primary Health Plan

Chamber Primary Health Plan, in partnership with Westfield Health, offers innovative and effective health cover solutions available exclusively to members.

The health and wellbeing services will help you lower absence rates, increase productivity and improve employee engagement.

For further information about Chamber Primary Health Plan please visit the Westfield Health Website
(https://www.westfieldhealth.com/chamber)

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The Access to Finance (A2F) service provides SMEs
(small and medium enterprises) in Lancashire with bespoke
funding support to help them to source funding and finance
that will unlock business growth.

The British Chambers of Commerce has partnered with IASME, the National Cyber Security Centre’s Cyber Essentials partner, to provide a Chamber Cyber Essentials package to Chamber members.

Cyber Essentials is the minimum baseline cyber security standard for organisations in the UK. Government backed, the structured process of preparing for the assessment is an affordable and accessible way for organisations of all sizes to put in place the technical controls needed to protect themselves against the most common cyber threats.

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