Press Releases

Unsung Hero finalists in Lancashire Tourism Awards revealed

Following last week’s announcement of finalists in 16 categories for the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021, the finalists in the new Unsung Hero category were announced today (Thursday 25 November 2021). The finalists are Peter Baillie, Owner of Cedar Farm, Glen Duckett, Owner, Eagle & Child/Eat Grow Thrive, Justin Jerome, Head Chef, Stanley House Hotel & […]

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Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021 – The Finalists Revealed

Marketing Lancashire, today (Thursday 18 November) announced the finalists competing in 16 categories for this year’s Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021, supported by headline sponsor, University of Central Lancashire.   The Lancashire Tourism Awards are Lancashire’s only dedicated county-wide tourism and hospitality awards. Rachel McQueen, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire said, “Like so many other awards ceremonies […]

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Support and Share on Lancashire Day 2021

Whether you usually spend your Saturday shopping, playing or watching sport, visiting family, meeting up with friends or working, Marketing Lancashire is inviting you to share your photos/films and ‘happy #LancashireDay’ greetings using the hashtag #LancashireDay, with the aim of filling social media with positive images of life in Lancashire. All appropriate* images/films shared and tagged […]

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Tony Attard OBE stepping down as Chair of Marketing Lancashire

Successful businessman, Tony Attard OBE DL, founder and Group Chief Executive of Burnley-based Panaz, is stepping down from his role as Chair of Marketing Lancashire after almost six years. A period in which the organisation also celebrated his appointment as Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire, followed by High Sheriff of Lancashire in 2018; that year he […]

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Time to celebrate Lancashire’s tourism and hospitality businesses – Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021

After some of the most challenging times for the county’s tourism and hospitality businesses and an absence of a Lancashire Tourism Awards in 2020, Marketing Lancashire is pleased to launch the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021 competition. Rachel McQueen Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire at the most recent Lancashire Tourism Awards in 2019 As always, Marketing Lancashire’s tourism […]

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Marketing Lancashire launches new campaign to attract visitors back to the county

Rediscover Lancashire – Escape the Everyday With more Lancashire tourism and hospitality businesses starting to re-open, Marketing Lancashire, the county’s destination management organisation (DMO) with support from VisitEngland’s DMO Recovery Marketing Fund, will showcase Lancashire as it also aligns with the national tourism agency’s domestic ‘Escape the Everyday’ campaign. The fund will enable a bespoke […]

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#RedefiningLancashire tourism & hospitality – Marketing Lancashire launches a county-wide recovery plan

With so much uncertainly still facing the tourism and hospitality industry and as the country awaits the government roadmap that we hope will at least give some more clarity, Marketing Lancashire has today launched ‘Redefining the Rule of Six – a recovery plan for Lancashire tourism and hospitality’. The tactical plan, developed in consultation with […]

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‘Thank yous’ and Virtual Hugs to fill #LancashireDay

On Friday 27 November, all true-blooded Lancastrians will be celebrating Lancashire Day and each year Marketing Lancashire dedicates its social media channels to celebrating the culture, lifestyle and achievements of the county – to get #LancashireDay trending. In this extraordinary year, there are many exceptional Lancashire people and achievements to recognise in our community, in public service, in business […]

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Marketing Lancashire welcomes ‘mini budget’ from Chancellor of the Exchequer

Rachel McQueen, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire comments on today’s (8/7/2020)  mini-budget from Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak. “We very much welcome the announcements made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer today, particularly related to the VAT cut for the tourism and hospitality sector and the ‘Eat out to help out’ initiative. The former […]

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£10m to kickstart tourism businesses a welcome start

Responding to the announcement from Government about a new £10million package to help kickstart tourism, Rachel McQueen, chief executive of Marketing Lancashire, said: “We very much welcome the news of sector specific grant support for tourism businesses in England, it is exactly the type of initiative that we have been calling for. We are awaiting […]

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Destination Management Organisations call for government package of support to help the tourism industry survive the winter

Destination Management Organisations from across the country have joined together to back a campaign encouraging government to ensure the tourism sector is supported through Winter 2020. Last month a petition was launched by Tim Farron MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale alongside Cumbria Tourism, the county’s destination management organisation, asking visitors, businesses and partners to show […]

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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. #RedefiningLancashire aims to build confidence and trust in the county’s many and varied businesses, and in turn help to boost the local economy. […]

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