Press Releases

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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Lancashire Tourism Awards 2019 – On ice

Don’t panic, this year’s county-wide celebration of the very best in tourism isn’t on hold, it has simply found a new venue; one that is best known for hosting the hottest ice show in the UK.  Today, the awards organisers,Marketing Lancashire, announced that the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2019 will be held on Thursday 7 November […]

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Founding Lancashire Ambassadors Inaugural Meeting

Marketing Lancashire held the inaugural event for founding Lancashire Ambassadors to set a course for their new initiative, which will see leading business voices working together to amplify the county’s economic successes and enhance the profile and reputation of Lancashire as a place to live, visit, work, study and invest. Hosted by Rachel McQueen, Chief […]

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New Bid Director appointed for Lancashire 2025

Lancashire declared its intention to bid for UK City of Culture 2025 at a county-wide scale earlier this year. Marketing Lancashire today announced that the person chosen to develop that bid is Debbi Lander, an internationally renowned cultural producer and experienced director, with a successful track record in facilitating the access, distribution, promotion and economic […]

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Biggest Taste Lancashire market at National Festival of Making

The world’s best gins, as well as fruit drinks, vintage cordials, artisan cakes, bakes and chocolates, tempting chutneys and preserves are just some of the locally produced delights that will be served up at The National Festival of Making in Blackburn on June 15th and 16th; Marketing Lancashire’s biggest Taste Lancashire Market to date. Ready […]

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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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