Lancashire Tourism Awards 2013 – With A Twist

14 October 2013

The all new Lancashire Tourism Awards 2013, taking place at Blackburn Cathedral on Thursday 7 November is set to be the biggest tourism industry awards ever seen in the county and today, the organisers Marketing Lancashire appointed Darwen-based With A Twist, as caterers for this special 10th Anniversary event.


With A Twist was established in 2007 by Martin Jones and Catherine Byrom and is passionate about produce, service excellence and people; with a personality–led approach to business that ensures each event exceeds customer expectations. 

Speaking on behalf of With A Twist, Martin Jones said “As a Lancastrian catering business, we are delighted and proud to be involved with such a prestigious event showcasing the best of Lancastrian produce… With a Twist!”

The 10th Lancashire Tourism Awards is a black tie event commencing with a drinks reception at 6.45pm. A three course dinner created by With A Twist precedes the award presentations, which this year will be made by tourism expert, broadcaster and Travel Editor of The Independent, Simon Calder.

Ruth Connor, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire

“Lancashire produce is amongst the best in the world and the menu created by With A Twist for the Lancashire Tourism Awards aims to reflect the taste, quality and personality of some of our signature Lancashire ingredients. We’re also very pleased to have support from local cheesemaker Dewlay, whose award-winning produce will feature on the menu.

“This is the 10th year of celebrating the achievements of Lancashire’s tourism businesses and the awards have been through a major overhaul.  I’m delighted to say we have more finalists than ever before who are now going through the next stage of the competition and will be part of this very special evening. 

“Colleagues from the sector and from Lancashire’s business community are invited to join Marketing Lancashire in celebrating the achievements of friends and fellow tourism businesses in this landmark year for the Lancashire Tourism Awards.”

Businesses sponsoring this year’s awards include: Dewlay Cheese Makers, Group Travel Organiser Magazine, Insight With Passion, Lancashire Walks and Wildlife, Napthens Solicitors, Total Food Service, UCLan, Workhouse Marketing.

Tickets for the event can be purchased from or from Catherine Redshaw on 01772 426465. Individual tickets cost from £50 with tables of 10 available at £450.

Watch this space for details of the menu!

The complete list of this year’s finalists can also be found on

Follow our journey to the awards on Twitter @touristboard #lancashiretourismawards


Media enquiries: Anna Izza, Communications Manager, Marketing Lancashire 01772 426 459

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