New Lancashire tourism figures for 2021 show sector in post-pandemic recovery

with 34m more visitor days and nights than in 2020* and more than double the 2020 economic impact  The county’s annual STEAM report, which evaluates the volume and value of visitors to Lancashire, has been released today by Marketing Lancashire.  The report analyses data from tourism and hospitality businesses gathered for 2021 and shows the […]

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Forbes Solicitors hosts PILS and Law Society President as it promotes Preston as a centre of legal excellence

Forbes Solicitors welcomed the President for the Law Society of England and Wales, I. Stephanie Boyce, along with the Preston Incorporated Law Society (PILS) to its new offices in Preston as it continues to support the city’s standing as a centre of legal excellence. The Lancashire-headquartered law firm, which works with clients across the region […]

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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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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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FREE online business academy launched by Preston based EKM

Source: EKM

Amidst a massive boom for online retailers, Preston-based ecommerce company EKM has announced the release of EKM Academy, a resource for those looking to expand their knowledge of ecommerce and business. In recent years ecommerce has been growing rapidly, with more and more companies looking to take their operations online for the first time. Shoppers […]

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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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Marketing Lancashire’s submission to the DCMS Select Committee on the impact of COVID-19 on tourism // 19 June 2020

Marketing Lancashire welcomes the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors. The crisis has had a devastating impact on a whole range of sectors and communities, but none more so than those involved intourism and hospitality. This is an industry that is not afraid to evolve and […]

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BAE Systems across Lancashire ramp up PPE production

Employees from BAE Systems sites across Lancashire are continuing to ramp up efforts to donate vital Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the NHS, with the aim of delivering more than 145,000 face shields to the frontline in the coming weeks. All BAE Systems industrial-scale 3D printers, including at its site in Samlesbury, Lancashire, are now […]

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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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New FA report values Lancashire grassroots football at over £550m

Source: Lancashire FA

The Football Association [The FA] has today launched a new report that explores the social and economic value of adult grassroots football in England. With the game’s governing body investing over £1 million each week into the grassroots game to support the 8 million adults who regularly play football, it commissioned the report, which is […]

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Food & Drink businesses – what you need to know in event of no deal

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March, there will be changes that affect your food and drink business. To find out more click on the leaflet provided by HM Government which includes  links to specific EU exit information and guidance. Or visit  

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