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Travel Grants available for Lancashire Companies

Lancashire companies can access an export grant of £1500 from the Chamber to help with costs associated with travelling to overseas markets and exhibiting internationally. Criteria: Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) Less 250 employees Less than €50m turnover Support: Examples … Continue reading

Tough Mudder

With Tough Mudder just over 4 months away the team has started to up their training and tailor their diets. Elizabeth and Lewis have both done Accrington 10k, Fred has done Wigan half marathon, and Jonathan walked to the shops … Continue reading

Taylor Patterson Raises £6000 for Cash for Kids

During 2016 staff at Taylor Patterson have helped raise over £6000 for Rock FM’s Cash for Kids charity. The charity provides a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children across Lancashire. Each year they hope to raise thousands of pounds … Continue reading

JamRock Design’s Free Website Campaign

JamRock Design is a web design agency in Lancaster specialising in creating professional websites for businesses, and providing online marketing services such as SEO and social media marketing to help them make the most of their online presence. For 2017, … Continue reading

Chamber Appoints New CEO Miranda Barker

David Sharpe, president of East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce said: “We are delighted, after an exhaustive process, to have been able to appoint someone of Miranda’s calibre and who knows the area well. We are confident that, building on Mike Damms’ … Continue reading

Strategies to land the perfect catch

The question of how best to grow a business is asked again and again and again. Organic or acquisitive – either way the intended end-result is the same: the greater efficiencies and profitability that come through economies of scale and … Continue reading

Small-Scale Savings

Energy efficiency and renewable energy are well-known drivers of growth and sustainability amongst large firms. Nevertheless, smaller companies can also benefit from using a similar approach with some key points to consider outlined below. Why it pays to switch to … Continue reading

National insurance changes will encourage firms to invest in staff

Today (April 6) is the start of the new tax year and the first Common Commencement Date for 2016, which sees a number of changes come into effect, such as abolishing employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices aged under 25 … Continue reading

Pierce Client Going From Strength to Strength.

Simpsons create stunning homes. Whether that is beautifully bespoke kitchens, bathrooms, studies, AV rooms or staircases, every piece of Simpsons’ furniture is lovingly crafted in their large mill in Colne, Lancashire. The family run company was founded in 1977 by … Continue reading