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VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023 finalists announced

VisitEngland has today (27 April) announced the finalists who will go forward to compete for the tourism industry’s annual national Awards for Excellence. The 48 finalists, announced following a rigorous judging process by handpicked tourism industry experts, now go on to compete in 16 core categories at the national awards, with the Caravan and Motorhome Club […]

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Michael Conlon announced as inaugural Chair of Marketing Lancashire’s Lancashire Ambassador Group

Michael Conlon, Executive Chairman of Lancashire based Conlon Construction, has been named as the Lancashire Ambassador group inaugural Chair. Conlon Construction started out as Conlon Brothers in 1961 and has been an integral part of developments across Lancashire and the North West since its inception. The company has a strong reputation for delivering construction projects […]

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Lancashire’s tourism talent – the LTA22 award-winners

The stars of Lancashire tourism and hospitality shone brightly last night (Tuesday 7 February 2023) at the Lancashire Tourism Awards, held at the new Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre, supported by Headline Sponsor University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Destination Sponsor Visit Blackpool. Lancashire comedian Steve Royle was Guest Presenter and kept the audience entertained […]

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Taste Lancashire Ambassadors triumph at national Gastropub Awards

Lancashire pubs dominate the top 10 in the prestigious Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs 2023, awarded last night (23 January) in Suffolk*, with Parkers Arms in Newton-In-Bowland, taking the much-prized number 1 top spot. Parkers Arms was voted number 1 UK Gastropub by pub industry peers, with the Freemasons at Wiswell winning 3rd place and […]

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Eden Project Morecambe – much more than a new visitor attraction

Rachel McQueen, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire comments on the announcement regarding the news of £50m funding of Eden Project Morecambe from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund announced today 18/01/2023 “From the very beginning of this journey, the first visit to Cornwall to meet the team at Eden, Marketing Lancashire has believed in, championed and […]

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Comedian Steve Royle to present the Lancashire Tourism Awards

Marketing Lancashire is thrilled to announce that much-loved Lancastrian comedian Steve Royle, will be this year’s guest presenter of the Lancashire Tourism Awards. Steve Royle, who has recently celebrated his 1000th panto appearance will take to the stage at the new Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday 7 February, alongside Headline Sponsor UCLan and […]

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Lancashire Tourism Awards announces student award finalists

Marketing Lancashire and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have today (Thursday 12 January) announced the shortlist for the brand new Hospitality and Tourism Student of the Year award which will form part of the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022 to be held on February 7 2023.   Four students from three of Lancashire’s leading colleges will be […]

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Marketing Lancashire welcomes five new Directors to the board

Source: Lancashire heavyweights step up to assist with the promotion of the county

Marketing Lancashire has significantly strengthened its board by appointing a raft of new directors all with a passion for the development of the county. In the latest wave of recruitment,  the fabulous five will now join a team of 9 existing high-profile business and political leaders with one position remaining. The directors are all North-West […]

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Campaign launched to highlight why living and working in Lancashire is hard to beat

Marketing Lancashire has launched a new campaign ‘Make our Lancashire Yours’ to illustrate the rich tapestry of the county with its compelling contrast of country, coastline and cities complemented by its fabulous food and local delicacies. The campaign features the personal stories and voices of local people who live and work in the county to […]

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Hairy Biker Si King joins expert panel at inspirational TASTE Lancashire conference

Hospitality & Tourism representatives ‘celebrated and debated’ the challenges and opportunities ahead   Marketing Lancashire gathered over 100 representatives from Lancashire’s food, hospitality and tourism industry gathered at Holmes Mill, Clitheroe this week to talk about the challenges facing businesses and to inspire debate about the future.   The conference was a follow-up to the […]

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Fantastic line up for Taste Lancashire food & drink conference 2022

Marketing Lancashire has today announced a fantastic line-up for the Taste Lancashire food & drink conference 2022, taking place at Holmes Mill, Clitheroe on Tuesday 15th November. The growing list of speakers now includes Hairy Biker, Si King whose Lancashire tour in 2021 for “Hairy Bikers Go North’ catapulted to fame several Lancashire food producers. The event will […]

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HAPPA Launches Business Base

Source: Horses and Ponies Protection Association (HAPPA)

Registered charity Horses and Ponies Protection Association (HAPPA) is launching a business base within their modern and spacious café, nestled in the Thursden Valley, Burnley, Lancashire to give back to local business owners, community groups and homeworkers during times of increased costs. HAPPA’s The Café at Shores Hey Farm has a large second floor that […]

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