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

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Covid-19 impact on Lancashire Tourism revealed

Visitor numbers fall from 67.7m in 2018 to 21.37m in 2020 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 by Marketing Lancashire; they reflect the serious impact that the pandemic has had on the county’s tourism and hospitality […]

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Forbes reveals 2021 Reinvention and Resilience Top 50

Forbes Solicitors has revealed a select group of North West businesses in its 2021 Reinvention and Resilience Top 50 Report.  The final 50 includes SMEs across all sectors that have demonstrated new ways of generating revenue and protecting jobs or have re-invented any aspect of their business, service, product or sector in the past 12 months.  Organisations […]

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Spotlight Features

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.

Champing comes to Lancashire

You will have heard of camping and glamping, but have you heard of champing?  One of Lancashire’s most unusual places to stay is enjoying a rise in popularity, as holidaymakers rediscover contemplation and simplicity.

Are you a Tourism/Hospitality SME leader based in Lancashire who is looking to develop and grow your business?

Join the funded Boost Peer Networks programme which will help you overcome business challenges, learn and build a trusted network.  Marketing Lancashire is working alongside Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub to deliver a national business support programme for Lancashire businesses.

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…

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.