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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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Booths to stock Stephensons Free Range milk

July 06, 2017
Chris and Steph Stephenson from Stephensons Dairy, are pleased to announce that from the 1st July, UK supermarket Booths will be stocking their Pasture Promise Free Range Milk. Free Range Milk is from farms where...

Lancaster Pub Named Finalist in National Awards

July 06, 2017
The Sun Hotel and Bar, one of Lancaster Brewery’s family of hotels and pubs, has been chosen as a finalist in this year’s Great British Pub Awards in the ‘Best Beer Pub or Bar’ category. The...

Lancaster Theatre Welcomes Arts Council Funding

July 06, 2017
The Dukes has secured another four years of funding from Arts Council England(ACE). The Lancaster theatre is one of a wide-ranging group of organisations to be included in ACE’s National Portfolio, announced...

Chamber Chat - Josh Rooney

June 29, 2017
The push for a wider range and more efficient education has been accomplished in the past few years with more options for students becoming available. Recently we have seen a big step up in the interest for...

120 years anniversary for Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce and appointment of a new President, and new directors

June 29, 2017
This year Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 120th anniversary, making it one of the oldest established organisations in the district, and a provider of continual support to the business and...

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

June 29, 2017
The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) was officially launched earlier this year. NPIF is a collaboration between the government-owned British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the...

‘Focus on people’ to keep hospitality sector growing

June 29, 2017
• Summit of Lancashire tourism leaders highlights skills shortages• Improving ‘service and choice’ behind increase in visitor numbers• Outlook for region’s visitor economy...

Hotfoot Design reaches final stage at the BIBAs

June 29, 2017
Lancaster-based Hotfoot Design has reached the final stage at this year’s Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs). This is the second time the agency has made it to the final stages in the creative agency category....

Lancaster Digital Marketing Agency Wins Big at National RAR Awards

June 29, 2017
Lancaster-based digital marketing agency, SQ Digital, are going from strength to strength and experienced great success in this year’s prestigious RAR Digital Awards, achieving nominations in eight award...

From Plays To The Bay!

June 29, 2017
Staff, volunteers and supporters of The Dukes theatre have successfully completed a Cross Bay Challenge. More than 100 people were led across Morecambe Bay by the Queen’s Guide to the Sands, Cedric Robinson, to...

Nublue to inov-8 with new ecommerce project

June 29, 2017
inov-8, one of the world’s leading trail running brands for footwear, apparel and equipment has turned to ecommerce agency Nublue to help boost their online presence and ecommerce capabilities for inov-8.com....

Voices from across the Borders

June 22, 2017
Dear fellow member, Lancaster is now home to over 120 Refugees and Asylum Seekers with another 10 families due to arrive in July 2017. They are comprised of single men, women and 14 families. They have all fled their...

Uniting Your Business

June 22, 2017
More recently I’ve been spending time researching the aspects that set apart the businesses that stand the test of time from those that don’t. My findings have consistently shown that long-lasting...

Certified Documentation - How to Complete Electronically 12th July 2017

June 22, 2017
The Chamber is running a workshop for new and existing exporters on completing documentation electronically, This will be held 12th July 2017 at Holiday Inn, Caton Rd from 9am until 12.30pm. British Chambers of...

Putting Lancaster on the Global Stage

June 22, 2017
Date: Wednesday 5 July 2017Time:10:00 - 13:00 Venue: The StoreyMeeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH In October 2016 the English Heritage Cities group was awarded £250,000 to develop an innovative project to...

Lancaster’s CityBlock 1, 2 and 3 change hands in transfer of ownership

June 22, 2017
CityBlock, the family-owned provider of high quality student accommodation in the UK, has completed the transfer of ownership and management of its three blocks in Lancaster to an alternative student property...

Light Up The Autumn At The Dukes

June 22, 2017
The Dukes new homegrown season will shed light on a recent North Lancashire disaster and carry audiences away with a classic fairytale. Blackout is a new play by Sarah McDonald-Hughes, inspired by true testimony from...

Building society funds new pre-op assessment suite

June 22, 2017
A suite exclusively for cancer patients to undergo pre-op tests to determine their fitness for surgery has now opened at the Royal Preston Hospital, having been funded by Rosemere Cancer Foundation with a grant from...

Lancaster Digital Marketing Agency Wins Big at National RAR Awards

June 22, 2017
Lancaster-based digital marketing agency, SQ Digital, are going from strength to strength and experienced great success in this year’s prestigious RAR Digital Awards, achieving nominations in eight award...

Chamber Chat with Vicky Lofthouse

June 15, 2017
The growth of the internet, for better or for worse has affected many of the traditional ways to collect information, advertise oneself and do business. Many industries have been forced to adapt or to fade away. The...
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