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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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Chamber Chat – Richard Bradfield

September 14, 2017
I consider myself to almost be a local to the North Lancashire and South Cumbria area now after almost 30 years of living here. One thing that I found from those early years and continues to this day, is the wealth of...

New director for Lancaster accountants

September 14, 2017
Lancaster accountancy firm Moore and Smalley has appointed Paul Locker as a corporate services director. Paul joins the firm, based at St Mary’s Gate, after two years as head of audit at Rushtons Chartered...

Investment network event from the Bay’s own Dragon’s Den

September 14, 2017
This is the final call for attendees to be part of one of the most successful investment network events this September with Bay Business Angels. Following on from the very successful inaugural event in March, the...

Nublue shortlisted for two Northern Ecommerce Awards

September 14, 2017
Lancaster based ecommerce agency Nublue has been shortlisted for not one but two prizes at this year’s Northern Ecommerce Awards, in the categories of Best Sports, Leisure, Toys eCommerce Website and Best B2B...

Experiment With Comedy At The Dukes

September 14, 2017
The UK science comedy phenomenon that is Festival Of The Spoken Nerd make their Dukes debut in Lancaster on October 14.The trio of stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, experiments maestro Steve Mould and geek...

Public Speaking Poll

September 12, 2017
Public Speaking is an essential skill for business yet many people are nervous of presenting themselves and their work. Wing Speech and Copy is creating a series of FREE video tutorials to help you feel more...

Chamber Chat - Chris Gardner

September 07, 2017
I recently became a Director of the Chamber and hope to advance the interests of the district and especially of my home town and professional base Morecambe. This has caused me to look around and assess my view of the...

North Lancs Expo – a sell out for exhibitors

September 07, 2017
Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce is extremely pleased to announce that the inaugural North Lancs Expo, to be held at Lancaster Brewery on Sunday 24th and Monday 25th September, has sold all the exhibitor...

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation Showcase 4-8pm, Wednesday 20th September, Lancaster University

September 07, 2017
Lancaster University would like to invite you to the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation showcase event. This is an award-winning centre which supports the development of new products and services with environmental...

Morecambe BID sponsors “Welcome to Morecambe” signs

September 07, 2017
Morecambe BID is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring Lancaster City Council’s new “Welcome to Morecambe” signs that are situated on the Shrimp Roundabout on Morecambe Road, and at the Venus and...

North West manufacturer re-launches fuel storage system hire business

September 07, 2017
On the back of a very successful last six months, Heysham based, Fuel Proof Ltd., one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of customised, high quality fuel storage equipment for diesel and aviation...

Memories Of Morecambe

September 07, 2017
The Dukes is marking World Alzheimer’s Month with one of its special dementia-friendly screenings. The Lancaster venue is part of a movement designed to recognise World Alzheimer’s Month, led by Film Hub...

The importance of an MOT appointment

September 07, 2017
So, what are MOTs and why are MOTs important?We all know why we MOT a car; to check that it is in good working order, that everything is structurally sound so that nothing breaks down and the car is efficient. Well,...

Chamber Chat - Bill Johnston

August 31, 2017
The recent Morecambe Carnival was a spectacular success for the District – a 3.4 million economy boost with 55,000 locals and visitors from far and wide attending. This is an incredible achievement when you...

Business Breakfast Networking Event

August 31, 2017
6th September 2017, 7.45 – 10.00amUniversity of Cumbria, Sentamu’ building, Lancaster Campus, Bowerham Road, LA1 3JD To celebrate the grand opening of our new teaching block the Sentamu’ building,...

Black Bear team named Bay Living Awards customer champions

August 31, 2017
Black Bear IT Solutions are proud to have reached the finals of the first ever Bay Living Awards. Black Bear beat off stiff competition, from several hundred nominated local companies across 24 categories, to become...

Is your business social media savvy?

August 31, 2017
Joanna knew her business needed to be visible on social media to engage with her clients, share important news and attract new customers, but she was overwhelmed. Why were there so many platforms to choose from? What...

Journalism graduate joins The Samuel James Group

August 31, 2017
Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce member, The Samuel James Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Ghayour to their team as their new PR and Marketing Executive. Philip’s enthusiasm and...

The Sowing Club – new initiative for socially disadvantaged women looking to start a business

August 31, 2017
Thanks to lottery funding a new local initiative, The Sowing Club, is starting for socially disadvantaged women in the district who would like to find out if running a business would be right for them. The Sowing...

Chamber Chat – Steven Wood

August 24, 2017
It’s that time of year again when universities up and down the country brace themselves for the annual round of university clearing. This is the time when students who maybe didn’t get the result they were...
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