Chamber Postpones North Lancashire Expo to focus on supporting business community through Coronavirus pandemic
Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce is postponing its flagship business networking event, the North Lancs Expo, until next year to focus on providing support to the business community throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
The two day event, which the Chamber runs in association with Lancaster City Council and which last year saw 110 business exhibitors and 2500 visitors gather at Lancaster Brewery, has established itself as the must-attend business event across the district since its launch in 2017.
Chamber Chief Executive Officer, Vicky Lofthouse, said: ‘We are devoting our efforts into providing support to all our member businesses, small and large, through these difficult times. We are still here, even though we will be working remotely. Our members can ring us at any time for a chat about any challenges they are facing or just for moral support. We continue to provide support and information on issues such as HR, employment law and health and safety, all steps that can mitigate risk, protect employees and support customers. This package of advice is available to all Chamber members as part of their membership.’
The Chamber hopes to run some briefings and networking events virtually while keeping the coronavirus situation under close review and businesses informed of new developments.
Vicky added: ‘Meanwhile we encourage our members to use each other’s services even more during these unprecedented circumstances. We are really looking forward to next year’s North Lancashire Expo as we aim to make it even bigger and better than previous years.’ Vicky said.
In a coordinated effort to combat the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have agreed to work closely to ensure the latest and most reliable information and tailored guidance reaches the global business community.