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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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#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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Lancashire Tourism Awards 2018 – the winners revealed

Lancashire’s shining stars have been announced at a glittering celebration of Lancashire’s £4.25 billion visitor economy at the Lancashire Tourism Awards. More than 400 people descended on new Preston venue, Imperial Banqueting, to find out the winners of 22 categories at the prestigious annual event, supported by headline sponsor University of Central Lancashire. Blackpool-born star […]

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Marketing Lancashire secures £250K Discover England Fund project

VisitEngland has today announced the latest successful applicants to receive funding from the three year £40 million Discover England Fund for tourism product development. The 11 successful bids receive funding of up to £250,000 in the third year of the Fund. From promoting food, music and heritage to literature, horse-racing and the coast, the projects […]

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Time to enter Lancashire Tourism Awards 2018

Tourism businesses across the county have until Tuesday 31 July to submit their applications for this year’s Lancashire Tourism Awards, following the official launch of applications on Monday 11 June.  Each year Marketing Lancashire, the county’s destination management organisation, delivers the only county-wide celebration of Lancashire tourism and presents awards in a wide range of […]

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Silver Hat Trick for Lancashire Tourism Winners

Marketing Lancashire is proud to announce three of its partners have received prestigious honours at the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2018, the tourism industry’s most celebrated annual awards. It was a silver hat-trick for the county with The Cartford Inn (Little Eccleston) in the Tourism Pub of the Year category, Browsholme Hall (Clitheroe) in the Sustainable Tourism category […]

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A Taste of Lancashire at Festival of Making

A marquee packed full of leading producers from across Lancashire will be flying the flag for the best food and drink from the county at The National Festival of Making in Blackburn on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May, from 11am – 5.30pm. Head with your shopping basket to the TasteLancashire food and drink marquee, […]

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New Chief Executive for Marketing Lancashire

Today, Tony Attard OBE, Chair of the Board of Marketing Lancashire, announced the appointment of Rachel McQueen, as new Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire. “Following an extensive search and interviews with a number of very strong applicants, I’m delighted to confirm the appointment of Rachel McQueen as the new Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire” he […]

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A Taste of Lancashire at Fine Food North

Lancashire producers served up a slice of success at this year’s Fine Food Show North. Marketing Lancashire introduced six producers to the prestigious event as part of the Taste Lancashire campaign to fly the flag for the county’s food and drink. Culinary snails from the Forest of Bowland, exotic drinks made from fruit and flowers […]

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Top Chefs Reveal Taste for World Cuisine

Local food isn’t all Chorley cakes and black pudding.  And this Chinese New Year you can experience some of the best cuisine from the Orient as well as food from around the globe. Lancashire’s diverse culinary mapis inspired by chefs and cooks inventing a fusion of the global tastes of home with ingredients from Lancashire. We’re a […]

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Chief Executive to leave Marketing Lancashire

Ruth Connor, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire is to leave the organisation in February to take on the new role of Executive Director of Strategic Marketing for the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Ruth was appointed the very first Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire in 2012 and over the last five years has led the […]

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New Marketing and Partnerships Director

Marketing Lancashire, the county’s destination management organisation (DMO), has had a record year with visitor numbers, web visits, membership and events at an all-time high. With more growth planned for 2018 they have recruited Vikki Harris, to join the team as Marketing and Partnerships Director starting at the end of January. Vikki worked most recently […]

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