Press Releases

MIPIM Masterchef is new Taste Lancashire Ambassador

On Wednesday 13 March 2019 Lytham chef Oli Martin, a popular finalist in this year’s BBC Masterchef : The Professionals, was named Taste Lancashire Ambassador in Cannes, where he  delivered fine dining experiences for investors, developers and VIP guests as part of Lancashire’s largest ever presence at MIPIM, the world’s leading property market (12–15 March). […]

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New Taste Lancashire Ambassadors Revealed

Marketing Lancashire’s Taste Lancashire Conference 2019, held at Holmes Mill in Clitheroe on Tuesday 5 March, was the perfect opportunity to name the county’s new Taste Lancashire Ambassadors; this group of the country’s best chefs from Michelin star venues to the leading gastro pubs, each celebrated for excellence in their field, have offered their support […]

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Food obsessed botany geek to open Taste Lancashire 2019

Food obsessed ethnobotanist and broadcaster James Wong completes the line up for Taste Lancashire 2019, taking place at Holmes Mill, Clitheroe on Tuesday 5 March 2019, in partnership with Headline Sponsor VisitBritain and VisitEngland. This hospitality focused food and drink conference, organised by Marketing Lancashire, is part of a campaign to champion Lancashire food and drink with […]

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Taste Lancashire serves up a fabulous feast

Taste Lancashire 2019 will serve up a feast of produce from around the county at Holmes Mill on March 5th. This specialist food and drink conference, organised by destination management organisation Marketing Lancashire, will throw light on some of the best and newest artisan food and drink producers from the county. Delegates will sample delicacies […]

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Nisha Katona joins expert line-up for Taste Lancashire 2019

Marketing Lancashire today announced its latest line-up for the Taste Lancashire food & drink conference 2019, taking place at Holmes Mill, Clitheroe on Tuesday 5 March. The growing list of speakers now includes leading restaurateur, Ormskirk-born curry evangelist and founder of Mowgli street food restaurants, Nisha Katona MBE who will feature in a special Q&A […]

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Lancashire’s Masterchef meets MIPIM

Marketing Lancashire is co-ordinating the Lancashire delegation heading to MIPIM, the world’s leading property market in Cannes 12 – 15 March, on behalf of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Today (Monday 4 February) Marketing Lancashire confirmed that they will be taking one of Lancashire’s most talented chefs along to provide authentic Lancashire hospitality as part […]

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Lancashire’s high five in Top 50 Gastropubs

Five Lancashire pubs have been named some of the best in the country. Freemasons at Wiswell, Parkers Arms in Newton in Bowland, The Cartford Inn in Great Eccleston, The White Swan at Fence and Assheton Arms in Downham were named on the prestigious Top 50 Gastropubs list at a special event at Lillibrooke Manor in […]

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National and International Tourism agencies sign up to Taste Lancashire 2019

VisitBritain/VisitEngland has given its support to the Taste Lancashire 2019 food and drink conference, organised by destination management organisation Marketing Lancashire and taking place at Holmes Mill, Clitheroe on Tuesday 5 March. Food and drink is a key sector for growth in Lancashire and most recent STEAM research shows that visitors spend over £1billion on food […]

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Lancashire to bid for UK City of Culture 2025

Marketing Lancashire and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) held a meeting on 23 January to reveal the findings of scoping work undertaken by cultural expert Andrew Dixon, to  explore Lancashire’s potential and appetite to bid for UK City of Culture 2025. Andrew, whose experience includes leading the successful Hull bid for City of Culture in […]

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Taste Lancashire returns for another bite

Marketing Lancashire has announced plans for its second Taste Lancashire food and drink conference. Tickets are now on sale for Taste Lancashire 2019, being held on Tuesday March 5th at Holmes Mill in Clitheroe. This prestigious event will challenge, inspire and celebrate Lancashire’s £1.04 billion food and drink economy. Bringing together producers, retailers, buyers, chefs, […]

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#LancashireDay campaign reaches out to 173 million

A rally cry was put out and Lancashire answered. Marketing Lancashire’s annual campaign to get Lancashire Day trending on social media broke records with a potential reach of more than 173 million – a huge 133 per cent rise on the 74 million achieved in 2017. Marketing Lancashire social media activity on the day itself […]

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Lancashire Tourism Awards 2018 – the winners revealed

Lancashire’s shining stars have been announced at a glittering celebration of Lancashire’s £4.25 billion visitor economy at the Lancashire Tourism Awards. More than 400 people descended on new Preston venue, Imperial Banqueting, to find out the winners of 22 categories at the prestigious annual event, supported by headline sponsor University of Central Lancashire. Blackpool-born star […]

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