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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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Festival Looks To The Future

April 20, 2017
Theatremakers of tomorrow gathered at The Dukes last week for a Youth Theatre Festival. This annual event was organised by The Dukes Young Ambassadors, a group of young people who meet weekly at the Lancaster theatre...

Chamber Chat with Sandra Cottam-Shea

April 13, 2017
This week my self-development mission is to re-write our company values, cultures and ethos. This is to aid in a safe and happy workplace encouraging team respect and support. You would think it’s an easy thing...

Get ready for changes to data protection laws

April 13, 2017
This year has marked one of the largest legal movements in data protection history – the formal adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Due to come into effect on 25th May 2018, the...

Duty of Care awareness campaign ‘right Waste, right Place’ seminar comes to Preston on 28 April

April 13, 2017
Free seminar will focus on the specific requirements of Duty of Care for the construction and agriculture sectors to help businesses understand their responsibilities. Speakers have been confirmed from Environment...

CancerCare wins award for mental health support of employees

April 13, 2017
CancerCare has won an award for its commitment to its employees’ mental health. The local cancer support charity won a bronze award at mental health charity Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index Awards, held...

New partner at Moore and Smalley in Lancaster

April 13, 2017
Lancaster accountancy firm Moore and Smalley has appointed Jenny McCabe as a partner. Jenny, a specialist in corporate advisory and audit work, has joined the firm after nine years at CLB Coopers in Lancaster where...

Wyrebank are now new members to the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce!

April 13, 2017
As an introduction Wyrebank, a hidden gem in the heart of Garstang, hosts a diverse number of events from conferences to dream weddings! Situated in the heart of this historical town, overlooking the idyllic Lancaster...

Festival Of Fancy Footwork

April 13, 2017
Put a spring in your step at Lancashire Youth Dance Festival this April. Youth dance companies from Lancaster to Preston and Blackpool to Ormskirk will perform at this energetic annual event hosted by Ludus Dance and...

SQ Digital Launched as SearchQuest Announce Rebrand

April 13, 2017
Digital marketing agency SearchQuest have officially launched a rebrand of their digital marketing and web agency services as SQ Digital. The original announcement of the rebrand came back in September last year,...

Chamber Chat with Vicky Lofthouse - Make time for the simple things

April 07, 2017
Like most businesses in today’s economic climate, you will be working all hours to make sure the books balance and by the end of the financial year you will hopefully see some profit which could allow you to...

Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme

April 07, 2017
If you are a trade association, local authority, chamber of commerce or other industry representative, please circulate this to your members or make it available to those who purchase alcohol from a UK wholesaler. Do...

Local BIDs Improving Together

April 07, 2017
Lancaster and Morecambe Business Improvement Districts (BID) have organised a North West BID meeting. There are now over 200 BIDs in the country, with many on their second and third renewals. Business Improvement...

48 brave people jump for St John’s!

April 07, 2017
48 people all completed a sky dive in aid of St John’s Hospice, raising over £13,000 profit so far. On Saturday 25th March, all 48 jumpers, and their small army of supporters, descended upon the Black...

Phishing scam alert

April 07, 2017
Fraudsters are sending out a high volume of phishing emails to personal and business email addresses, pretending to come from various email addresses, which have been compromised. The subject line contains the...

Hotfoot grows team with two new senior appointments

April 07, 2017
Lancaster-based Hotfoot Design is kicking off 2017 with two new hires following a series of new business wins, including Atkinson Vos, Beetham Nurseries and Lancaster Brewery. Becky Sewell joins Hotfoot as a senior...

Lancaster Conferences invites you to the Lancaster University’s Newest Venue

April 07, 2017
Forrest Hills Conference and Team Building Open Day - Friday 12th May 2017 (Lancaster conferences)Lancaster’s best kept secret for meetings & events Conference & team building open dayFriday 12th May...

New head of family law for Lancaster law firm

April 07, 2017
Lancaster law firm, Harrison Drury solicitors, has promoted experienced lawyer John Osborne to be its new head of family law. John, who joined Harrison Drury since January 2016, takes over the role from Damian Baron...

Nublue Staff Achieve Magento 2.0 Certification

April 07, 2017
Ecommerce and Magento specialists Nublue are proud to announce that their entire development team have successfully undertaken and completed Magento 2.0 certifications. The completion of the course is another example...

News for Informal Cabinet Meeting

March 31, 2017
Every few months The Chamber, and both BIDs (Business Improvement District) get to sit down with the council cabinet and its chief officers to discuss issues, opportunities and risks to the district. Obviously, this...

Keeping Businesses Safe

March 31, 2017
The Chamber is delighted to be working with Antony Ford whi has recently taken up the position of Business Fire Safety Advisor for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service for Northern Lancashire. He covers Lancaster,...
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