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

COVID-19: Marketing Lancashire launches a county-wide recovery plan. Read more

Latest News

Penwortham sports hub plans take significant step as Cabinet approves land transfer

A vision of a top-class sports and community hub in Penwortham has taken a step closer to reality – with Cabinet Members approving a proposal for the transfer of more than 18 acres of land to South Ribble Borough Council. The Council will also receive up to £650,000 for the upkeep of the land, which […]

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Local producer donates funds to raise awareness of one of Bowland’s special habitats

Through funds raised from sales of Goosnargh Gin’s ‘Hay Time’, a re-wild the child project was able to secure educational resources to support visits for youngsters to learn about the special hay meadows in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hay Time is just one of Goosnargh Gin’s creations which are distilled in small […]

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Spotlight Features

Review of Destination Management Organisations

The de Bois review of Destination Management Organisations in England, commissioned by DCMS was published today, Tuesday 14 September 2021. Read the response from Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire, Rachel McQueen >


The Whitaker Museum a huge success for Rossendale

The newly refurbished Whitaker Museum has been celebrating high visitor numbers after its reopening in July.

Game changing 'Morecambe Bay Hood' to protect NHS staff in Covid-19 fight

BAE Systems and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) collaborate to develop the ‘Morecambe Bay Hood’ – a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) for NHS staff

Apprentice recruitment on target for WEC new engineering and welding academy

In May this year engineering and fabrication specialists WEC Group announced a major Apprenticeship recruitment drive at their newly built Engineering & Welding Academy in Blackburn, Lancashire…

Lancaster pals wild about swimming set up Wild North

Wild swimming or open water swimming has really caught on in recent times, with the physical and mental health benefits extolled by those who venture into our waters – in all weathers.  Now two pals from Lancaster have turned their pastime into a business.

20th anniversary - a journey from cheese to weddings

When Simon Barnes, Director of Bashall Barn returned home with his family, little did he think that 20 years after establishing Bashall Barn as a food visitor centre, that the business would now be a thriving wedding venue. We hand over the Spotlight in this English Tourism Week to Simon , who tells his story.

Undeniably proud - in a glass of their own

Brindle distillery has proudly carried the ‘Lancashire’ brand since opening their doors  in 2018,  but has now realised a dream and created new bottles that proudly display their provenance.

Marketing Lancashire launches recovery plan for Lancashire's tourism and hospitality

Set against this context, Marketing Lancashire has been working with public and private sector partners to establish and deliver a tactical response that reacts to the still evolving situation, sets out our case for investment and looks at how we can redefine the way we attract visitors in 2021 and beyond, as soon as we are able to do so.

We're Good To GO - New Industry Standard

The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark means businesses across the sector can demonstrate that they are adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and check they have the required processes in place.