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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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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,...

Hotfoot celebrate 10 years in business with record revenues

January 11, 2017
A Lancaster based agency that started in the founder’s back bedroom is celebrating ten years of providing creative services in Lancashire and beyond with record revenues. Established in 2006 by creative...

Commercial property specialist joins Wright & Lord Solicitors

December 21, 2016
Wright & Lord Solicitors have recruited Jonathan Holmes, as a commercial property specialist, to develop the sector in the wake of commercial development opportunities from the new M6 Link road in Lancaster and...

Chamber Chat with Gemma Beaton

December 02, 2016
With the Festive season now in full swing, it’s time to think about buying those gifts for family, friends and work colleagues. You will hear in the media and see it for yourself how some highstreets are in...

Chamber Ambassador Seatruck reports fastest growth on Irish Sea, as hauliers switch operators

December 01, 2016
Freight ferry company Seatruck is reporting growth of more than 18pc in 2016 consolidating its position as the fastest growing operator on the Irish Sea, as more hauliers switch to its services. Seatruck chief...

SilverDoor and Citybase: the industry-leading partnership going from strength to strength in Lancaster

December 01, 2016
In May 2016, SilverDoor acquired the Lancaster-based agent Citybase in a deal worth £2.25m that united the world’s two largest independent serviced apartment agents and created a group of brands with a...

The Faces Behind Our Food Art Trail

December 01, 2016
During December 2016 and January 2017 an art trail will be created across a number of Lancaster’s cafés including The Radish, the Whale Tail, Roots Café, the Cornerstone Cafe and Wilde & Well...

Good News - Funding is back in Lancashire!

December 01, 2016
It’s been a while since there has been any new funding for SME business growth projects in Lancashire, but the great news is that Boost Business Lancashire has recently launched two new programmes. 1. Growth...

Coca-Cola Christmas Truck confirms visit to Lancaster

December 01, 2016
Holidays are Coming…. To Lancaster! Sunday November 20th saw the launch of Christmas in Lancaster with the Lancaster Christmas Lights Switch-On Event’. This event co-ordinated and funded by the Lancaster...

Kris will support Lancaster law firm’s growth

December 01, 2016
Experienced marketer Kris Midgely, a specialist in business and professional services, will head up all marketing and business development activity at Harrison Drury, which has an office on Castle Hill in the city.A...

Family Fun this Christmas at Arndale Morecambe Bay

November 24, 2016
Kick start the holiday season with us this Christmas! Friday 25th November #LuckyLockers The first 50 people daily to use click & collect at our Amazon Lockers located outside Iceland or spend £50 or...

Andy Serkis Praises The Dukes On Its 45th Anniversary

November 24, 2016
Andy, who has had an awardwinning and pioneering career as an actor on stage, in television and film, is now an Honorary Patron of The Dukes where it all began. In an interview released to coincide with The Dukes...

Morecambe set to sparkle at Christmas

November 24, 2016
Morecambe set to sparkle at Christmas MorecambeBID, one of the country’s newest Business Improvement Districts, is out to make Morecambe sparkle this Christmas with a light display that should be seen across...

Lancaster Photographer's US Booking

November 24, 2016
Lancaster photographer and Chamber member Steve Pendrill is no stranger to taking bookings from further afield, but when he got an email from Kansas USA recently about a wedding blessing in Caton, it certainly raised...

Pagefast is a relationship business

November 24, 2016
Back in 1989, they started small, with a mind to developing relationships and seeing where they could go. They’re now Lancaster’s biggest lithographic and digital printer – and they’re still...

Chamber Chat with Aaron Crewe

November 24, 2016
Any business operating in or around Lancaster (being a city with not only 1 but 2 Universities) knows that with the start of October the students return to town, and with the return and arrival of students comes a...

Chamber Chat with Sandra Cottam-Shea

November 17, 2016
Aren’t we human beings funny old things? Real doom and gloom merchants if we let ourselves get caught up in the ‘mood’. Brexit, falling pound and now Trump, whatever the individuals political...

New digital service to help UK companies break onto the international scene

November 17, 2016
• GREAT.gov.uk platform will give UK businesses preferential deals through the Department for International Trade to help them start exporting • Brand new searchable export directory will match businesses...

Lancashire in £50m business growth pledge following #GrowingLancashire campaign launch

November 17, 2016
GrowingLancashire campaign aims to grow county’s economy by £50m by 2018 • Campaign run by Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub following rebrand • Bid to support 4,118 Lancashire...
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