The North & Western Lancashire of Commerce celebrates its centenary in 2016, having been founded in March 1916.

It will be an anniversary which we aim to celebrate in style with a range of events taking place throughout 2016.

These range from a proclamation and church service to start the year, to a House of Commons reception, a black tie business dinner, Armed Forces Day, the BIBAs, the Winckley Square Dedication and Preston’s Christmas Lights switch-on ceremony.

We won’t be forgetting our local sporting clubs either as we have four match sponsorship packages in place in the first third of 2016.

Our events are:

  • 19th January: Church Service and Proclamation
  • 20th February: Fylde Rugby Match Sponsorship
  • 2nd March: House of Commons Reception
  • 3rd March: British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Conference
  • 5th March: Preston Grasshoppers Match Sponsorship
  • 22nd April: Lytham St Georges Day Annual Business Lunch Sponsorship
  • 23rd April: Preston North End Match Sponsorship
  • 30th April: Blackpool FC Match Sponsorship
  • 19th May: Centenary Black Tie Business Dinner
  • 25th June: Preston Armed Forces Day
  • 5th July: Centenary Dragon Boat Challenge
  • 16th September: The BIBAs
  • October (date TBC): Winckley Square Dedication
  • 12th November: Preston Christmas Lights Switch-On
  • 24th November: AGM and Annual Lunch

If you would like to attend any of our events, please contact the Chamber team on 01772 653000.