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One of the main remits of Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce is to be the voice for its Members, representing their views and helping to support them with real issues affecting their business. All representation & lobbying is carried out at local and national level with local government and policy makers.

Below you will find the latest news on Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce’s policy activities, business news from across North Lancashire and news stories from our Members.

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MBO of Metamark UK Backed by Primary

June 01, 2017
Metamark (UK) Limited is pleased to announce the completion of a £62 million management buyout of the business from the founder shareholders, Mark Bateson and Mike Stuart. The management team was led by Paul...

Watch out for Microsoft ransomware scams

June 01, 2017
Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.One victim fell for the scam after calling a...

Feather & Springs, the local luxury bed makers, are expanding

June 01, 2017
The family business, founded by couple Jon and Nicky Cannon and their son Chris, has a workshop based on White Lund in Morecambe where they make luxury mattresses of all types and sizes which are sold from their...

Child’s Play At Lancaster Castle

June 01, 2017
Pupils from a Lancaster primary school joined their parents in a special performance at the city’s Castle recently. The event, in one of the Castle’s courtyards, was part of The Dukes theatre’s...

Introduction to equity investment

May 26, 2017
Lancashire's Investment Readiness programme is a coherent, structured programme of investor-led input, investment readiness guidance and support activities with the objective of supporting potentially high growth,...

More Music hosts Micro Business Conference

May 26, 2017
On Monday June 19th, More Music in Morecambe is hosting two sessions to help you find out whether your business can save you money and improve business practices…..

Black Bear IT Solutions to sponsor E3 Business Awards

May 26, 2017
Black Bear is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring the Outstanding Woman in Business category at the 2017 E3 Business Awards, which will be held at the Macron Stadium in Bolton on Thursday 13rd July....

One Great Day Out – supported by Arndale Morecambe Bay

May 26, 2017
Arndale Morecambe Bay is one of 140 shopping centres across the UK taking part in ‘One Great Day’ on Saturday 3rd June. One Great Day is a series of family and community charity events being held...

Lancaster Comedy Club events for June

May 26, 2017
Sean Meo Sean has been a stand-up comic since 1989. Prior to that, he had been a full-time snooker player and was a quarter finalist in the English Amateur Championships of 1987. Tez Ilyas Tez started performing...

Piccadilly support services for local adults, young people, and children

May 26, 2017
Piccadilly, having been established 29 years, has just been awarded charitable status and they are on the lookout for sponsorship opportunities for our Summer Fair in early June

Borough & Co. Dukes dining offer

May 26, 2017
10% off your total bill when you show your Dukes cinema or theatre tickets at The Dukes, Slyne Lodge or Britannia.

SilverDoor and Citybase apartments shortlisted for 2017 E3 business awards

May 25, 2017
Lancaster-based serviced apartment agent Citybase Apartments, and its sister company SilverDoor has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2017 E3 Business Awards, which will be held at the Macron Stadium in Bolton on...

Chamber Chat - Vivien Hacker

May 25, 2017
Last week I was returning from giving a presentation to the sales force of a German company on behalf of one of my UK clients. Sitting in a small plane making the short journey from Paderborn to Munich I got into...

Security Arrangements at Heysham Power Stations

May 25, 2017
Dear Local Community Liaison Committee (LCLC) Member, We are writing to you to inform you of the measures that we are taking on our sites following the tragic events in Manchester. We are sure you will be aware that...

Entries invited for premier awards celebrating the Best of The Bay

May 25, 2017
Online entries have today officially opened for the first ever ‘Bay Living Awards’ which are organised by The Bay Radio station, in conjunction with Bay Living Magazine, and with sponsorship from...

Dyslexia awareness training for teachers and SENCo’s

May 25, 2017
If you are a dedicated SENCo or a committed school teacher, the chances are you will have taught a student who struggles with reading and spelling. In a classroom of 30, it is estimated that around 5-6 students will...

North West supply chain website launched

May 25, 2017
NWLCC has launched the Lancashire Supply Chain Portal, as a way for companies to register their interest in becoming a supplier to the shale gas industry. The database now has in excess...

Gavin Wright appointed CEO at Harrison Drury

May 25, 2017
North West law firm Harrison Drury has appointed professional services heavyweight Gavin Wright in the newly created position of chief executive officer. Gavin, a former senior director at Deloitte and BDO, joins...

Big Names On The Big Screen a The Dukes

May 25, 2017
A Q&A with Stephen Fry, a film about Whitney Houston, West End shows and major art exhibitions will all hit the big screen at Lancaster’s Dukes cinema this summer. The Hippopotamus(15) is the first screen...

Will you be a winner at this year's National Apprenticeship Awards 2017

May 18, 2017
Did you know that Lancashire has the most apprentices per capita in the country and we know Lancashire businesses are the very best at nurturing their apprentices to be the best, so let's prove it! The National...
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