Press Releases

COVID-19 Partner Update

Dear Partners, These are certainly very worrying and difficult times for us all and the staff at Marketing Lancashire, taking government advice in the hope of lessening the impact on our NHS, are now working remotely from their homes. Our aim is to continue supporting and working in the interest of our partners and colleagues across […]

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Lancashire champions #VOTENIGEL for National Tourism Superstar Award

Lancashire’s own Tourism Superstar Nigel Seddon, Managing Director of the Elgin Hotel in Blackpool, won his Lancashire ‘crown’ at the Lancashire Tourism Awards in November 2019 and is now one of ten finalists in the running for the title of VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2020. The winner of this national award will be decided by public […]

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MIPIM postponed until June – Lancashire delegation statement

Statement from  Marketing Lancashire regarding postponement of MIPIM Following consultation with the World Health Organisation, the French Government and professional colleagues regarding the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, Reed Midem, organiser of MIPIM Cannes, has taken the decision to postpone the event until 2-5 June 2020. Marketing Lancashire, leading on the organisation of the […]

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2019 – a year of promoting Lancashire

  In a nod to the season and the new year ahead ….here’s a look back at our year at Marketing Lancashire.  Thank you for your support and help – we look forward to working with you to raise the profile of this fantastic county in 2020.   12 months of making This is a […]

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Taste Lancashire Ambassadors’ lunch on Lancashire Day

  On the eve of Lancashire Day, the 26 November 2019, Marketing Lancashire and eight of the county’s most celebrated chefs, all Taste Lancashire Ambassadors,  made their way to London to prepare a celebratory lunch for some of the country’s top food writers at the Guild of Fine Food in Southwark, London.  Travelling in style […]

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Lancashire to bid for UK City of Culture 2025

Debbi Lander, Bid Director of Lancashire 2025, and Tony Attard OBE, Chair of Marketing Lancashire and of the Lancashire 2025 bid, have today announced the county-wide vision for UK City of Culture 2025.  A bold new vision that will engage all the people of Lancashire and deliver the most ambitious and inclusive cultural plans ever […]

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Top chefs take Lancashire to London for culinary showcase

Celebrating Lancashire Day with a pop-up restaurant for the country’s top critics A selection of Lancashire’s award-winning chefs and Taste Lancashire Ambassadors head to London to celebrate Lancashire Day by preparing a 6-course meal for top food writers, critics and industry insiders at the Guild of Fine Food in Southwark on Lancashire Day (Wednesday 27th November). The team heading to […]

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The Winners of Lancashire Tourism Awards 2019

On Thursday 7 November, the world-famous Pleasure Beach Arena, Blackpool was the ‘coolest’ venue for Marketing Lancashire’s annual Lancashire Tourism Awards, supported by Headline Sponsor, University of Central Lancashire and Host Sponsor VisitBlackpool. Blackpool-born professional ice-skater Daniel Whiston was guest presenter and entertained the audience, gliding through the twenty-two awards with great style. Rachel McQueen, Chief […]

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Sixth year of consecutive growth for Lancashire visitor economy

Today, Marketing Lancashire, the organisation responsible for the promotion of the county as a place to visit, live, work, study and invest in, revealed the latest independent research on visitors to Lancashire. The annual STEAM* figures show the economic impact of tourism in Lancashire for 2018 and reveal that Lancashire’s visitor economy is now in […]

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Vote for Your Lancashire Tourism Superstar 2019

Marketing Lancashire is delighted to announce the five finalists, now going to public vote for the title of Lancashire Tourism Superstar 2019 – the only award in the Lancashire Tourism Awards to be nominated and decided by the public. The award for Tourism Superstar recognises people working in the tourism industry who go above and beyond to make […]

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Ice-dancing star to host Lancashire Tourism Awards

Today, Marketing Lancashire, the organisers of the annual Lancashire Tourism Awards announced that Blackpool-born professional ice-skater Daniel Whiston is to be Guest Presenter of this year’s awards ceremony; which will be held on Thursday 7 November at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena, supported by Headline Sponsor UCLan and Host Sponsor VisitBlackpool. Daniel Whiston first stepped onto […]

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LANCASHIRE TOURISM AWARDS 2019 – THE FINALISTS

Marketing Lancashire today announced the finalists of the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2019 which will be held on Thursday 7 November at the Pleasure Beach Arena, Blackpool supported by Headline Sponsor, University of Central Lancashire and Host Sponsor VisitBlackpool. The finalists have been through rigorous shortlisting and, in many cases, have been mystery-shopped in order to reach this stage of the competition.  Each of the […]

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