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Preston City Council leads Making Spend Matter Network

  The Network ‘Making Spend Matter’, led by Preston City Council, has been approved for its phase 2 on the 4th December 2018 and will be funded for a period of two years to explore how spend analysis can be used as an evidence base to improve public procurement and deliver wider benefits to people […]

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Lancashire sets out 2030 vision to drive county’s economic growth

Source: Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Skills & Employment Hub has launched its 2030 Technical Education Vision which will act as the county’s technical training roadmap for the next 12 years. Closely aligned to the LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan, the county’s Innovation Strategy, and Lancashire’s emerging Local Industrial Strategy, the Vision is broken down into five […]

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£300m Leisure development revealed for Blackpool Central Station site

Source: VisitBlackpool

Plans for the biggest single investment in Blackpool’s tourism industry for more than a century are unveiled today. The £300m Blackpool Central development will bring world-class visitor attractions to a landmark site on the famous Golden Mile along with new hotels, restaurants, food market, event square, residential apartments and multi-storey parking. The masterplan for the […]

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Winter Wonderland prepares to open

Source: Chorley Council

Get your skates on this Christmas and glide, pirouette and whirl across Chorley’s real ice rink as it opens this weekend – Saturday 8 December. The attraction is back by popular demand along with the Christmas tipis where people can enjoy some festive drinks as part of Chorley’s fantastically festive winter wonderland on Cleveland Street […]

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UCLan triple success at Oscars of university world

Source: University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has won a record three categories at the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards, more than any other university on the night. Widely regarded as the Oscars of the higher education sector, this year UCLan collected gongs for best International Collaboration of the Year, Excellence and Innovation in the […]

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‘Best UK Day SPA’ title for The SPA Hotel at Ribby Hall Village

Just weeks after being named the Best Spa in the North West at the Professional Beauty Awards, The SPA Hotel at Ribby Hall Village has scooped yet another prestigious accolade. The SPA Hotel was named ‘Best UK Day SPA’ in the national Good Spa Guide Awards, in a field of leading spas from across the […]

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#LancashireDay campaign reaches out to 173 million

A rally cry was put out and Lancashire answered. Marketing Lancashire’s annual campaign to get Lancashire Day trending on social media broke records with a potential reach of more than 173 million – a huge 133 per cent rise on the 74 million achieved in 2017. Marketing Lancashire social media activity on the day itself […]

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Government signals intention to secure tourism sector deal

Source: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP

The Government has signalled its intention to deliver a landmark sector deal for the UK tourism industry to attract more domestic and overseas visitors and help drive major economic growth. Speaking to the Tourism Industry Council, made up of leading members of the tourism industry and government, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and […]

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Buy it in Lancashire and Bring Back a Billion!

Lancashire Business View has launched a major campaign to bring £1bn of business back into the county. And it is calling on organisations large and small to sign up to the pledge: “If you can buy it in Lancashire, buy it in Lancashire!” The campaign was officially launched at the Lancashire Business Day dinner organised […]

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Ranvir Singh accepts new ambassador role on Lancashire Day

Source: #LancashireDay

Preston-born television presenter and journalist Ranvir Singh, today (Tues 27 November) was officially welcomed as the county’s newest Lancashire Ambassador by Rachel McQueen, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire and Tony Attard OBE, Chair of the Board of Directors of Marketing Lancashire. The announcement was made ahead of a Lancashire Day event being held at the […]

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VisitEngland re-launches Entry Level and Taste Schemes nationally

Source: VisitEngland

VisitEngland has today, 26 November, re-launched its Entry Level and Taste accreditation schemes for accommodation and food businesses, making them available to businesses across England. From today all accommodation and food businesses in England can apply to the schemes directly through VisitEngland Assessment Services as well as through local destination management organisations. VisitEngland has also […]

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Shankly Hotel Preston bookings see phenomenal demand

The much talked about and eagerly awaited £15M football themed Shankly Hotel Preston – which is due to open in June next year – has been inundated with enquiries to book rooms, weddings and conferences eight months ahead of its official opening. Following the first announcements of the hotel’s opening on social media it has […]

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