Lancaster / Morecambe News Snippets


Lancaster-based digital marketing agency, SQ Digital have revealed their support for Lancaster City FC by once again sponsoring the team again for the 2017 / 2018 season

Adam Wilde has been appointed as the Morecambe FC Commercial Manager. As well as been a keen supporter of The Shrimps, he also runs PartyU Events and a photography business.

Gjerstad Products and Arvid Gimre AS have agreed to be the Scandinavian distributors of diesel tanks on behalf of Heysham based Fuel Proof Ltd.

Lancaster-based analytics consultancy Miralis Data has unveiled a new website, produced by fellow city firm Hotfoot Design.

Hotfoot, a finalist for the Creative Agency of the Year at this years BIBAs, said they have created a consumer friendly brand and website for Miralis, which realistically is a complex proposition to communicate.

Director at Miralis Data, Dr Will Maden, said: “A data analytics and consultancy firm isn’t the easiest business to understand and translate into a website. However, the team at Hotfoot asked all the right questions, understood us as a client and have done a fabulous job of translating our business into the company’s first brand and website”.

Staff and shoppers at the Lancaster branch of Marks and Spencer have collectively raised £8,000 for Cancercare, their charity of the year.

The money was raised through a variety of fundraising activities including a skydive, a sponsored cross-bay walk and several bag packs in store which were carried out by CancerCare volunteers throughout the year.

Bolton-le-Sands agency, Better with Jam, have developed a new system designed to boost tourism in north Lancashire.

The website,, has been designed specifically for mobile and tablet use so that visitors are able to research and understand more, while they explore the historic city.

Lancashire Means Business understands that Better with Jam won the contract to design and build the website following a three way pitch to Lancaster City Council.

Lancaster-based CityBlock, which develops and manages student accommodation, has completed the build of its first development in Reading.

Lancaster digital agency, Fat Media, based at White Cross Industrial Estate, has invested in a new user testing facility, which they say will form a core part of their service.

The new facility, which will be based at their Bristol base, will feature a lab where users are invited to test websites and digital media. The findings are then used to form the basis of brand and communication strategies.

News has also reached us that they have also has won a project with photographic business Jessops for their Academy. Fat Media has been commissioned by the Jessops Academy team to create an online booking engine that will be integrated with the existing Jessops website.

Jessops Academy offers photography courses, experience days and events, including motorsport, wildlife and landscape camera training.

Lancaster based contractor accountancy firm ICS has made four new appointments into top roles within its company.

Matthew Blane has been appointed as the new head of sales, Sam Price as corporate account manager, and Nick Foster and Clark Ross joining the firm as business partnership managers.

Lancaster-based Bespoke Partnerships have launched a brand new service supporting local accountancy practices.

The Lancaster firm is offering support in cash collection and cash flow management for their clients.

Director, Diane Chambers was quoted as saying: “Accounting has become a very competitive industry, and offering an additional local service to improve cash flow for customers can be a key selling point for a business”.

Arndale Morecambe Bay owners and operators NewRiver Retail have revealed that Snap Fitness UK will be opening a new 24 hour gym.

The fitness centre, which is due to open in September, will occupy the units underneath the Travelodge.

Multi disciplinary design studio Factored have appointed Jonny Borg as a graphic designer.

The Lancaster-based business appointed Mr Borg after he left Preston-based signage company, Lustalux

Lancaster digital agency Nublue has designed and launched a new website for Lake District based fashion brand Lakeland Leather.

A delighted Michael Ashworth, Managing Director at Nublue, was quoted as saying: ‘This is another fantastic example of what our team of specialists can do and it’s exciting to see them develop a new site and utilise innovative techniques such as the Agile quality management process. We’re extremely pleased with the site and look forward to continuing to work with Lakeland Leather in future.”

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