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 showcase Lancashire’s strengths as a destination to invest, work, live, study and visit.

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Spotlight Features

Help us save our industry: Sign our petition

Marketing Lancashire is joining Destination Management Organisations from across the country to back a campaign encouraging government to ensure the tourism sector is supported through Winter 2020.

Marketing Lancashire launch major new campaign highlighting the county

Life may never be the same again, but as we ease back towards some form of normality organisations from across Lancashire have come together for a major new campaign highlighting the county.

New Industry Standard Launched

VisitEngland and VisitBritain have today (25 June) launched a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark, in partnership with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works towards reopening.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and information

Marketing Lancashire is in close communication with government agencies and  VisitBritain to monitor the situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Find more information and support resources here..

Marketing Lancashire's submission to the DCMS Select Committee on the impact of COVID-19 on tourism

On the 19th June Marketing Lancashire submitted written evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors.

Lancashire COVID-19 Safe Recovery Survey

The results of Marketing Lancashire’s Visitor Survey offers insight into consumer confidence and travel plans.

The Cartford Inn adapts business model during Covid-19 crisis

At first devastated, when it had to close at the start of the crisis, The Cartford Inn, buoyed by their loyal customers, has reinvented operations and found more fans during lockdown.

UCLan-made sanitiser delivered to care homes

Much-needed hand sanitiser created by UCLan technicians is delivered to a variety of Preston care homes.

Barnoldswick bike parts manufacturer with global reach steps up for NHS during pandemic.

Hope Technology prides itself on employing a workforce of cycling enthusiasts passionate about life on two wheels – who turned their skill to producing essential parts for NHS.

Message from Chief Executive Rachel McQueen

I hope that you your families and your colleagues are safe and healthy at this incredibly challenging time. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you all as we collectively try to navigate our way through this unprecedented crisis.

Ask the experts

On Tuesday 26 May CEO Rachel McQueen hosted a visitor economy round table answering some of the questions raised by colleagues across the sector, as we take the first steps out of Covid-19 lockdown.  Joined by experts from Visit Britain, British Beer and Pub Association, Napthens, EKM and Boost.

EKM helps Lancashire businesses get online during pandemic

EKM, located in Preston and known as the UK’s leading ecommerce platform, has spent the last few months helping small businesses get online in order to tackle coronavirus concerns in Lancashire and beyond.

Patrick Grant helps fulfil order for NHS scrubs made in Blackburn

A Blackburn community clothing company founded by Patrick Grant has created over 100,000 sewn items for the NHS, with Patrick remaining in Lancashire to help fulfil order.

Signs of these social distancing times

Shaun Bennett, Managing Director of Blackpool-based Links Signs & Graphics, talks about creating essential signs for keeping visitors away and people safe, during the Covid-19 outbreak.

UCLan fashion and design team create isolation gowns

A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) team has swapped catwalk creations to produce  sought-after isolation gowns for Blackpool Victoria Hospital (BVH).

Latest News

Here you can find our latest news, keep up to date with local, national and Lancashire related content as well as view archived press releases. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact our team.

The Harris announces phased reopening

The Harris will welcome visitors back to its Grade 1 building on Saturday 11 July as part of a phased reopening. The ground floor will open first, with the main library offering a book lending and returns service. The shop will also open for purchases and there will be a takeaway café service, both accepting contactless […]

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Blackpool businesses sign up to national mark of confidence

Blackpool’s tourism industry has finally reopened – with around 150 businesses already signed up to a new COVID-Safe industry standard. Many of the resort’s key attractions – including Blackpool Pleasure Beach, The Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Zoo, Blackpool Piers, Coral Island and Madame Tussauds – put out the welcome mat at the weekend along with hotels, […]

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