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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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Big Sleep Helps Baines Wilson Break Through £19,000 Fundraising Barrier

February 08, 2017
Lancaster-based Baines Wilson LLP braved a night in the cold to raise over £1000 for Cumbria Community Foundation’s Winter Warmth Appeal. The Baines Wilson team won two free places for The Big Sleep and...

Lancaster creative agency Hotfoots it to Lancashire Business Awards finals

February 08, 2017
City creative agency Hotfoot Design has been selected as a finalist in the Lancashire Red Rose Awards 2017. The company has been shortlisted for the Creative Agency Award at the awards, where Lancashire business,...

New Chamber Members

February 08, 2017
We would like to welcome 10 new members who Joined in January to the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce, Joining a network of over 420 businesses: 54° North Journal -...

Chamber Chat with Chamber Manager John O'Neill

February 02, 2017
What exactly is the Government’s new Industrial Strategy? Is it a hark back to the days of old state intervention or is it a bold new strategy to redefine the UK’s industrial and commercial base in a...

Lancaster creative agency re-brands world’s leading all-terrain vehicle specialist

February 02, 2017
City creative agency Hotfoot Design has completed a rebrand and website for Bentham based Atkinson Vos, the world’s leading specialist in Mercedes-Benz manufactured iconic all-terrain vehicles, Unimogs, which...

Good health adds years to life – Good Physiotherapy adds life to those years

February 02, 2017
It’s time to get physical. Add life to your years with Physiotherapy! Suffering from aches and pains is common for all of us, no matter what our age is. Either we suffer from an injury from an accident (usually...

Chamber Chat – Jon Powell

January 25, 2017
Resolution Noun 1 – a firm decision to do or not to do something2 – quality of being determined or resolute3 – action of solving a problem or contentious matter Every year millions of us make New...

Success for Morecambe and Heysham Coastal Community Team bid

January 25, 2017
Lancaster City Council has been successful in its bid to form a Coastal Community Team. It's one of 28 around the country to receive the nod today and joins 118 existing teams from across the country. Backed by...

SilverDoor and Citybase grows senior management team with key appointments in London and Lancaster

January 25, 2017
SilverDoor and Citybase are delighted to announce two key appointments to the company’s national and international leadership team. Imogen Brettell joins Citybase as Operations Director of the Lancaster office,...

Local Plan for Lancaster District

January 25, 2017
The new Local Plan for Lancaster district will identify land to meet future development needs and will protect areas which are of environmental... Read more...

Counselling – Not all pain is physical

January 25, 2017
At Physiofusion they are aware that not all pain is physical. Counselling can be useful for anyone who wants to explore the way they're thinking or feeling, as well as anyone experiencing a problem or issue they are...

Chamber Chat with Mal Garnett

January 18, 2017
A new year sees the opportunity for Lancaster to make a new start. Christmas gave us a glimpse of just how vibrant the city can be. Each time I popped into town, I was cheered by the bustling atmosphere. It was really...

Lancaster Businesses report on their ‘Best Christmas’

January 18, 2017
With footfall impressions in Lancaster city centre up 4.2 percent in the week leading up to Christmas, Lancaster BID report on a successful festive season. Lancaster BID worked with a range of partners to deliver...

BOOST Lancashire Innovation Clinic with UCLan

January 18, 2017
BOOST Lancashire and UCLan Innovation Clinic are running a two day free workshop in Clitheroe to help businesses with developing a new product and bringing it to market.

Be safe, be Cybersafe

January 18, 2017
Are you looking for a trusted supplier to deliver a service to support your online security? Or are you a company which delivers a service who would like to get more business? If you can answer yes to one of these,...

Ski fitness: how to get fit for the slopes

January 18, 2017
There are fewer things more exciting than hitting the slopes with your friends and family this time of year. However, as fun as it can be, the risks and dangers that come with it are also very serious. It is important...

Chamber Chat with Vivien Hacker

January 11, 2017
In German they call it “Lokalpatriotismus”. Literally translated that’s local patriotism. In other words, the term expresses how strongly we feel rooted in our own area and how passionately we want...

Lancashire businesses urged to enter Red Rose Awards!

January 11, 2017
It’s the final call for businesses across Lancashire to enter the national award-winning Red Rose Awards which will close for entries at midnight on Friday 13 January 2017. The Awards, which has categories...

Dennison trailers reach 50,000 trailer milestone

January 11, 2017
Lancaster and Naas based commercial trailer manufacturer Dennison Trailers has reached a major milestone, producing its 50,000th trailer since the company was formed. While the company began life as Dennison Brothers...

Your chance to apply to a £3.8m pot to help rural businesses in Lancashire grow

January 11, 2017
Lancashire County Council has announced the funding of £3.8m as the next stage of the Lancashire LEADER programme 2015-2020. It can support activities such as business development, farming, rural services,...
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