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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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Lancaster’s Black Bear Computers recognised for outstanding retail success

March 31, 2017
Black Bear Computers, of Norfolk Street, has topped the charts again with PCR, the magazine for the UK’s PC and Tech industries, as their chosen Retailer of the Month for March. This industry recognition is...

Morecambe BID launches new logo

March 31, 2017
Morecambe BID is pleased to announce that it has launched a brand-new logo designed to reflect Morecambe Bay’s unique offer. The new BID branding has been designed to align with the Morecambe destination...

Top Tips for runners by Physiofusion

March 31, 2017
Out with the cold, in with new (YOU). Longer days and warmer weather usually means one thing for most of us…exercise! Running outdoors has grown massively in recent years and it’s a form of exercise that...

Help drive North Lancashire’s future - Lancashire Enterprise Adviser Network

March 29, 2017
The Lancashire Enterprise Adviser Network is being established covering Morecambe, Blackpool and Preston ( it is planned to extend this network to Lancaster and other parts of Lancashire later this year), with the...

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development - Growth Programme grants available

March 29, 2017
The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership has published live calls for projects under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). You could be eligible for a Growth Programme grant if your business is...

Communique from The Metropolitan Police regarding terrorism

March 29, 2017
Following on from the tragic attack on the 22nd March 2017 at Westminster we are sharing the following communication with you which has been also been circulated to businesses in London. The UK threat level has been...

The Dukes Seeks New Board Members

March 29, 2017
The award-winning Dukes theatre in Lancaster needs three new trustees to help plan its future. The Dukes is a producing theatre, independent cinema and creativity centre and an essential part of Lancashire and...

Chamber Chat with Bill Johnston

March 29, 2017
Last week, along with over 100 other local businesses, I attended The Bay’s Business Breakfast at Morecambe Football Club (which was also a useful reminder on what a great asset the club is for business...

Chamber Chat - Alistair Eagles

March 21, 2017
We are often so busy in our work and family life that we forget how it all started. Ultimately I live and work in Lancaster because I love it here, after first visiting on a 1 year student placement in 1990. For me...

Nublue Launch New Fuel Fighter Ecommerce Website.

March 21, 2017
2017 has started with a bang for Lancaster based eCommerce agency Nublue. A string of client wins and new site launches have been confirmed already this year, the latest of which is a shiny new site for heating oil...

Cross Bay Brewery wins major international award

March 21, 2017
Cross Bay Brewery, Morecambe’s very own, won a Gold Medal at the recent International Brewing Awards. It was competing against 1,100 beers from 42 countries around the world. Sunset won the medal in the Cask...

What Would YOU Be Looking For In A Health And Wellbeing Conference

March 21, 2017
As a charitable organisation working across all sectors promoting the value and importance of supporting the health and wellbeing of employees across Lancashire, there is both a growing appetite and expressed interest...

Piccadilly Support Services awarded charity status

March 21, 2017
The staff and trustees of Piccadilly Support Services are thrilled to announce their newly awarded Charity Status. The current economic climate is challenging for all organisations but in particular those that rely on...

Local community-based energy organisation lighting up the area

March 21, 2017
MORE Renewables is a Lancaster- based community energy organisation which is currently looking for organisations with big roofs and large electricity bills who may be interested in reducing their costs through...

Great Start to 2017 for Lancashire Firm

March 21, 2017
Almost three months into 2017 and Lancashire firm, LARS Communications Limited, has enjoyed a flying start to the year, leading to an ongoing recruitment drive, as the company seeks to expand. The Carnforth based...

New name and brand for expanding local business AM Services Group

March 21, 2017
Heysham based facilities management business AM Support Services has announced a new name - AM Services Group – and a new look. Following a major expansion in spring 2016, when a leading specialist cleaning...

Chamber Chat - David Park

March 16, 2017
On reading or listening to the local news, it seems there is a push to build more and more new houses in the district. Much of that is based on national trends – new planning guidelines and the increase in the...

Ditch the Diet and Say ‘Yes’ to More Tasty Treats from the Lancaster Food Festival

March 16, 2017
By now, most people have ditched their New Year diet, and any wishful resolutions have long gone, so we say this is the perfect time to add a tasty event to your diary. The Lancaster Food and Drink Festival is closer...

Still time to book – Spring business Lunch with Brian Ashton

March 16, 2017
Ex-England Rugby coach is our Inspiring Guest Speak for our Spring Lunch on the 21st March at Lancaster House. Brian is one of the UK’s most experienced professional Rugby coaches. In the autumn of 2007, he led...

New apprenticeship standards approved for delivery

March 16, 2017
Last month the Government approved and published a range of new apprenticeship standards developed by groups of employers. They cover a wide range of sectors including real estate, construction, agriculture and...
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