News Centre

Welcome to the Marketing Lancashire News Centre where you'll find our press releases and news from partners across the county #WeAreLancashire

Boost programme creates over 400 Lancashire jobs

Source: Boost Business Lancashire

Boost a popular business mentoring service has helped 500 Lancashire firms achieve growth after seeing “unprecedented demand”. Latest figures show the Boost Growth Mentoring programme has helped Lancashire firms create 418 jobs and added an estimated £7.8m to the region’s economy. Available through Boost, the county’s business growth hub, the programme is funded by Lancashire […]

Read more

easyCoffee continues East Lancashire expansion

Coffee chain, easyCoffee, has continued its expansion across East Lancashire with the official opening of a store at Darwen Leisure Centre on Thursday 9th August. Founded by easyJet tycoon Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, easyCoffee first launched in the UK in 2016 with two sites in London at Earls Court and Oxford Street. easyCoffee opened stores in […]

Read more

Bees creating a buzz at Ribby Hall Village

Wild Discovery at Ribby Hall Village, in Wrea Green is a small zoo that opened two years ago to give people the opportunity to learn about the amazing animal kingdom through interactive and educational activities. Over the last two years the zoo has grown massively seeing the introduction of many new animals from all around […]

Read more

Construction begins on £41m Health Innovation Campus

A groundbreaking ceremony has taken place to mark the start of building work on the £41M Health Innovation Campus (HIC) at Lancaster University. The first phase of the new building, adjacent to the main campus, is due to open in autumn 2019. Health experts will work collaboratively with businesses and the health sector to tackle […]

Read more

Visitors flock to England’s historic properties

Source: VisitEngland

VisitEngland’s Annual Attractions Survey shows historic properties experienced significant growth in visitor numbers in 2017. Of the 1400 English attractions surveyed the research found that historic properties such as mills, monuments, boats and burial grounds saw the largest increase in visitor numbers, up eight per cent on 2016. Visits to farm attractions also experienced strong […]

Read more

Preston monument receives Historic England listed status

Source: Preston City Council

  The public have nominated hundreds of memorials in response to a call-out by Historic England to find the country’s secret and lesser-known murals, statues and tributes. Amongst the public nominations was a memorial in Preston to commemorate the Teetotal Movement. The search was carried out as part of Historic England’s Immortalised season, which aims […]

Read more

First World War Silent Soldier tribute installed at Worden Park

Source: South Ribble Council

The Silent Soldier has taken up his position in the walled garden at Worden Park in Leyland – a tribute to First World War heroes. The soldier stands five feet tall and is constructed from black Perspex. South Ribble Borough Council has sponsored the silent soldier artwork; joining the nation in remembering the fallen heroes […]

Read more

Choc Amor is a Great Taste award-winner 2018

Great Taste, the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2018. Out of 12,500 products to be judged, Choc Amor of Lancashire was awarded a 2-star Great Taste award for its Brown Butter and Nibs in a rich 45% milk […]

Read more

Burnley’s Woodland Spa wins World Luxury Spa Awards

The Woodland Spa in Burnley has once again, for the fourth consecutive year, received international acclaim after winning the Global Luxury Day Spa at the 2018 World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards. And for the second consecutive year the spa restaurant Bertram’s, part of  Crow Wood leisure, has also received international recognition, winning the Best […]

Read more

Preston bid to be a host of Rugby League World Cup 2021

Venues from across the country will host the biggest ever Rugby League World Cup after submitting their initial applications to become a host at the RLWC2021 which will take place in England. A record number of 80 unique venue applications have been received from 28 towns and cities to become either a match or training […]

Read more

UCLan unveils world’s first graphene skinned plane

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has unveiled the world’s first graphene skinned plane at an internationally renowned air show. Juno, a three-and-a-half-metre wide graphene skinned aircraft, was revealed on the North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) stand as part of the ‘Futures Day’ at Farnborough Air Show 2018. The University’s aerospace engineering team has worked […]

Read more

Restaurant entrepreneur banks on Lytham for new site

Dean Wilson opts for his hometown of Lytham as next site for expansion of national award-winning Olive Tree Brasserie brand. Closely following the opening of the Greek/Mediterranean restaurant in Cheshire’s prestigious Stockton Heath, Dean has focused on opening another 110 seater venue on Dickinson Terrace, before the Autumn. Dean who has a ten year legacy […]

Read more
© 2018 Marketing Lancashire