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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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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...

Chamber Chat with Premier Business Care – Chamber Ambassador

February 23, 2017
Cybercrime - What Small Businesses Need to Know Every week there are news headlines about security breaches. In 2016, some of the world’s largest organisations were hoodwinked by hackers who made light work of...

Heysham reactor major maintenance

February 23, 2017
ONE of the nuclear reactors at Heysham 1 power station in Lancashire has been taken out of service for a major maintenance programme which started on Monday February 6th. Around one thousand extra workers will join...

Oysters and Pearls

February 23, 2017
This year the Global theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Be Bold for Change’ and literally thousands of organisations and communities across the globe will join together to celebrate...

Breakfast Briefing Invitation

February 23, 2017
Local Plan for Lancaster District - Economic Growth in Lancaster District Wednesday 8th March 2017, 8am – 9am, Lancaster Town Hall, Reception Room Background: Lancaster City Council are currently consulting...

Lancaster and Morecambe College Governor wanted

February 23, 2017
Would you like to play a key role in helping Lancaster & Morecambe College in its future development? The work of Governors in driving up quality, achievement and participation is central to the success of the...

Nublue to work with Lancaster University on Flexible Working Project

February 23, 2017
Lancaster-based e-commerce agency Nublue has joined forces with a team of Lancaster University students in a bid to help find better flexible working solutions for the company. Nublue is both a web development agency...

Morecambe BID Business Improvement Grants

February 23, 2017
Morecambe BID is pleased to announce its new initiative, that of improvement *grants to help spruce up the front of premises within the BID (Business Improvement District) zone. These grants are for a maximum of...

Chamber Chat - Josh Rooney

February 16, 2017
Following on from Chamber Ambassador Steven Wood’s article on the Apprenticeship Levy and the Digital Apprenticeship Service, I am here to talk about the opportunities apprenticeships can offer to both employers...

The Bay radio officially one of the UK's best

February 16, 2017
The total reach of The Bay radio station has eclipsed all competition in its area, beating all other BBC and commercial stations in the marketplace. The radio station, which broadcasts across Morecambe, Lancaster,...

Rosemere Cancer Foundation 20 Years Anniversary Appeal

February 16, 2017
Each year in Lancashire and South Cumbria more than 9,000 people are diagnosed with cancer, in addition to the 30,000 people living with or beyond the disease. The Rosemere Cancer Centre, based at Royal Preston...

Lancaster firms urged to prepare for digital tax age

February 16, 2017
Lancaster businesses are being urged to prepare for changes coming in next year that will make it compulsory to file tax statements digitally. Starting in April 2018 many businesses will be required to file quarterly...

Morecambe Carnival Casino Night

February 16, 2017
On behalf of the Morecambe Carnival Organising Committee, you are invited to attend the fabulous Casino Night at Morecambe’s Globe Arena on Saturday 18th March 2017. The Carnival made a spectacular comeback in...
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