Chamber boss assembles new team ahead of move

Chamber Group 15
Chamber Group 15

Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce has unveiled a new team ahead of its move to a new site in the New Year.

Vicky Lofthouse, who was named chamber manager in July after eight years with the branch, has made a series of new appointments.

Gemma Beaton is now administrator and international trade officer after successfully completing studies in export documentation and certification.

She has been at the chamber since November 2011 after a career in the insurance and retail sectors.

Vivienne Pike has joined the branch as membership officer and will recruit and retain members and promote the chamber’s services.

She has more than 25 years’ experience in retail banking and e-learning. Another new face is Rebecca Walker, who has been installed as the events and marketing officer.Her main role will be to organise a busy events calendar and marketing activities.

And Mike Ashton has been appointed business liaison officer in a volunteer capacity.