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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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CancerCare seeks to appoint a Head of Income Generation

March 16, 2017
CancerCare seeks to appoint a Head of Income Generation to lead, manage and motivate our successful fundraising team to maximise opportunities for raising funds to deliver our range of professional cancer support...

Chamber Chat - Brendan Hughes

March 08, 2017
As the council’s representative on The Chamber board, it’s my task to help ensure the business voice is heard within the council. Owning a business as well I get to see the coin on both sides, and it gives...

90 businesses across Lancaster will be hit by contractor shake-up this year

March 08, 2017
Shocking statistics reveal that 90 Lancaster businesses will feel the hit of new legislation for contractor workers. The IR35 reforms will have a huge impact on public sector companies and contractors from April this...

Spring Into A Life More Ordinary

March 08, 2017
There’s a busy spring ahead for The Dukes pioneering series of events for people with dementia, their family and friends. A Life More Ordinary is now in its second year at the Lancaster theatre. It aims to...

Government urges people in the North West to take cyber security as seriously as home security

March 08, 2017
82% of households in the UK have double locks or deadlocks, and 89% have window locks1, but only 32% of people in the North West are following the Government’s latest password advice. People in the North West...

Beers to the good news

March 08, 2017
In October 2016 The Borough Brewery won Gold for their Pale 3.7% in the annual Society for Independent Brewers North West Regional Competition. Beating a former Supreme Champion of Great Britain beer in the process....

Chamber Chat with John Regan

March 02, 2017
This week I was privileged to be invited to the Official Opening of the Bay Gateway. Unfortunately by the time you are reading this we will have discovered that Princess Alexandra was unable to attend due to an...

Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS)

March 02, 2017
Do you produce or sell alcohol wholesale? If you sell alcohol to another business you may need to apply to register for AWRS. If you are planning to start a business doing this, you must apply at least 45 days before...

Continued expansion at Wright & Lord Financial Services

March 02, 2017
Morecambe Bay & South Lakeland Independent Financial Services company move to larger premises as business increases It’s been almost 10 years since the doors opened for business at one of the areas leading...

Reid Hamilton Paint the Town Blue – Wednesday 15th March, St Nics Arcade

March 02, 2017
Join Reid Hamilton during the day in St Nicholas Arcade where members of both their Personal and Commercial teams will be present to answer any questions or to arrange to provide quotes on your behalf whether it be...

Baines Wilson LLP appoint Imogen Duck to their expanding Dispute Resolution and Legilisation team

March 02, 2017
Imogen qualified as a solicitor in 2015, previously working for a local Lancaster firm. She joins Baines Wilson's growing dispute resolution and litigation team. Imogen deals with all aspects of commercial litigation...

Comedy Chaos At The Dukes

March 02, 2017
The audience at The Dukes will enter nonsense nirvana on March 18 with multi award-winning comedian Tony Law as their guide. Tony makes a welcome return to the Lancaster theatre with his brand-new show of surreal...

A personal message from Alison Bargh about Cancer Care

March 02, 2017
I just wanted to let you know that I am currently on a mission and I am reaching out to as many people as I can! A close friend, Sue, is currently on her own journey with cancer and I have seen first-hand the...

How to become a Ninja Warrior Champion

March 02, 2017
As you may be aware, the Ninja Warrior UK final took place this weekend and it did not disappoint! The impressive performance of one individual stood out more than most! Having been 2nd man standing last year, Jonny...

Chamber Chat

February 27, 2017
The first thing you may have noticed is that this newsletter is out on a Monday and the second thing is that this is not a normal Chamber Chat. Firstly, the reason we are out early is that we have had so much...

Get with the apprenticeship reforms with Lancaster and Morecambe College

February 27, 2017
Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) is holding free briefing sessions for local employers to help them prepare for changes to the way the UK Government funds Apprenticeships from this May. This will include...

Does the “gig” economy leave you in a spin?

February 27, 2017
Business leaders in north Lancashire and Cumbria will hear what the latest developments in employment law mean for them and their employees this Spring. Baines Wilson LLP, Lawyers for Business, hold regular seminars...

Hays Specialist Recruitment Mock tribunal event invitation

February 27, 2017
Thursday 23rd March, 8.30am until 11.00am, The Holiday Inn, Lancaster, Caton Rd, Lancaster LA1 3RA.HAYS Specialist Recruitment Lancaster are collaborating with JWK Solicitors in running and playing out an interactive...

St John’s Hospice seeks new Shops Director

February 27, 2017
St John’s Hospice Shops Limited is looking for a new director for the board which oversees the running of the ten charity shops in the area. They are particularly looking for someone with strong retail...

Lancaster law firm appoints new directors

February 27, 2017
Lancaster commercial law firm Harrison Drury has bolstered its senior management team after making a series of promotions. Harrison Drury, based on Castle Hill, has given directorships to operations manager Laura...
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