Marketing Lancashire

Marketing Lancashire is the place marketing organisation for Lancashire. Working collaboratively with both local authority and private sector partners from across the county to communicate investment opportunities and to showcase Lancashire’s strengths as a place to invest, work, live and study in, as well as a premier destination for visitors. Visit Lancashire is the tourist board for the county and a division of Marketing Lancashire. Read more

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Lancashire is working together to take more control of our shared destiny

Lancashire’s political leaders will come together today to launch their shared ambition for the future of the county. At a ceremony to mark Lancashire Day in the Palace of Westminster, representatives from county, unitary, district and borough councils will celebrate the publication of the historic Lancashire 2050 Framework. The Lancashire Day reception, which is being […]

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Wyre’s business winners announced for 2022

Business success was celebrated last night at the Wyre Business Awards 2022 where local businesses came together to celebrate their passion, expertise and contribution to Wyre’s economic development. The awards were sponsored by Myerscough College, The Regenda Group, The Baxter Group, Hillhouse Enterprise Zone, Federation of Small Businesses, Associated British Ports and Party Chest., in […]

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Spotlight Features

Lancashire is working together to take more control of our shared destiny

In an important milestone, the occasion will also unveil the publication of the Lancashire 2050 Framework, which sets out a strategic plan for all of Lancashire’s councils to work more closely together to benefit people in the county.

Campaign launched to highlight why living and working in Lancashire is hard to beat

Marketing Lancashire has launched a new campaign ‘Make our Lancashire Yours’ to illustrate the rich tapestry of the county with its compelling contrast of country, coastline and cities complemented by its fabulous food and local delicacies.

Gibbon Bridge Hotel & Restaurant celebrates 40 years in business

Gibbon Bridge Hotel & Restaurant in Chipping is delighted to announce it is celebrating its 40th Anniversary on 28th November 2022.

Plans for ambitious Investment Zone in Lancashire

Lancashire has submitted a bold bid to central government for a new investment zone which has the potential to generate tens of thousands of jobs adding billions of pounds to the value of the economy.

Taste Lancashire Conference 2022

Bringing together retailers, buyers, chefs, hoteliers, food & drink entrepreneurs and any business providing a food offer to visitors, delegates at Taste Lancashire 2022 will hear from industry experts and commentators on trends, issues and perceptions of Lancashire food, drink and hospitality; sharing insights and expertise to help further develop the profile of Lancashire’s food & drink sector.

New Lancashire tourism figures for 2021 show sector in post-pandemic recovery

The county’s annual STEAM report, which evaluates the volume and value of visitors to Lancashire, has been released by Marketing Lancashire.  The report analyses data from tourism and hospitality businesses gathered for 2021 and shows the county recovering steadily from the impact of the Covid pandemic.

  • Visitor numbers in 2021 rose to 51.51m from 23.8m in 2020
  • Economic impact generated in 2021 increased to £3.51bn from £1.7bn in 2020

Lancashire collaboration to help combat food and fuel poverty

Two of Lancashire’s most innovative social enterprises have joined forces to help combat food and fuel poverty across the county, bringing together the creative skills of The Sewing Rooms in Skelmersdale and the food and nutritional knowledge of The Larder in Preston.

Novi Digital to deliver FREE Digital Marketing Skills Bootcamp

Could you or your team benefit from upskilling your current knowledge? Have you recently found yourself out of work and hoping to get back into employment? Or maybe you are looking to move your career in a new direction and explore the world of digital marketing.

 

 

Living and working in Lancashire

Blackpool Zookeeper Mike Woolham may have one of the county’s more unusual jobs and home, but he thinks it’s the best job in the world and shares his 37-acre garden with 1,000 animals for neighbours.

The review of England's DMOs is published

The UK Government has published its response to the independent de Bois review of Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) in England.  Rachel McQueen, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire, the county’s DMO, adds her response to that of Andrew Stokes, Director of Visit England.

Lancashire city of surprises

Lancaster launches a new online guide to some of the city’s quirkier attractions. Time to discover or re-discover a city full of fascinating, and sometimes hidden, gems. Including the NEW Lancaster Police Museum in Lancaster Castle.

Team-building, away-day or corporate hospitality?

It’s ‘cheers’ to team days at the award-winning Brindle Distillery.  Now offering unique, entertaining and fascinating corporate days at their award-winning distillery. As they mark their fifth anniversary.

STEAM 2020 - the impact of Covid-19 on Lancashire visitor numbers

The annual Lancashire STEAM* figures, one of the evaluation tools used by destinations to measure the volume and value of tourism, have been released today (22 October 2021) by Marketing Lancashire; they reflect the serious impact that the pandemic has had on the county’s tourism and hospitality businesses.