Lobbying and representation is a major part of my role and something that often gets missed when people think of their membership of the Chamber.
We recently accepted the challenge thrown down by businesses on White Lund to improve the road infrastructure in particular the lack of access down Whitegate. What this means behind the scene is meetings with Lancashire County Council Highways team, Lancaster City Council and funding bodies but more importantly is our voice is heard and action happens.
Another example is the Chambers belief in Business improvement Districts. We were fundamental drivers behind the successful implementation of the Lancaster BID, the BID team have achieved wonderful things for the better of Lancaster City Centre and the Chamber work with them as key partners to ensure the success continues way past the renewal vote scheduled for next year.
We not only care about your individual business and your bottom line but the district as a whole...your future and our future really matter to us. We fight on a daily basis to make our district more prosperous and in turn this naturally benefits you and your business but we couldn’t do any of this without your membership subscriptions; we aren’t funded by any other body but by you, our members, and your subscriptions. 2014 has been a very busy year for events and training.
We’ve worked closely with businesses to bring some important workshops and seminars.
Many of our members enjoyed a great game of golf in September and the Annual Dinner this year saw our highest number of sponsors and guests enjoying a relaxed and fun evening.
As current members I also turn to you to act as our ambassadors and help in our mission to grow the Chamber. But don’t take my word for it, have a listen to what our Members have to say – just search YouTube for Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce.