Spotlight Features

Making the news and making Lancashire proud #RedefiningLancashire

Nimble dance company moves out and moves online

During the prolonged period of lockdown Lancaster-based Ludus Dance, used the time to refocus their practice and  arrived at the realisation that their model of working was ideal for outdoor, moveable, digital and mobile dance.

Careers project in Blackpool is being rolled out to wider Lancashire

Lancashire employers are invited to register with the site to see the sorts of options to support young people in their career planning.

Sales surge in lockdown for Blackburn web developer

A series of new contract wins has seen Blackburn-based eBusiness UK’s sales jump more than 50% over the same period last year.

Lancashire textiles company launches a new brand of sustainable textiles

2020 is the 15th anniversary year of Blackburn-based Vision Support Services; a world-leading textile company, sourcing and distributing textiles to key players within the global hospitality, retail and ecommerce markets.

Built in Lancashire – Liam’s lockdown launch

Like so many innovative Lancastrians, when the Covid-19 lockdown hit, Liam’s creativity kicked in and a new platform to help fellow creatives, teachers, artists and performers was the result.

Lightbulb moment in pandemic

The pandemic has led to redundancy for many. Experienced marketeer Sarah found herself in that position, refocused her skills and now aims to help the county’s SMEs to grow.

Energy and flexibility in challenging times

UK Energy Watch Group Ltd is an Energy Efficiency Consultancy based in St Annes, Lancashire, that’s come through challenging times by being flexible and adapting to new ways of working.

Blackburn business incorporating rainbows and NHS tributes in road maintenance

Messages of support in our towns and cities are a colourful reminder to keep safe and give thanks for NHS.

Lancashire COVID-19 Business Survey August 2020

Marketing Lancashire set out to measure the post-lockdown business environment across Lancashire’s visitor economy and to understand how best to support businesses as we move forward. A summary of key findings is now available along with a copy of the the full report.

Redefining client service excellence

Lancashire based marketing agency, ICG, is celebrating award-success that acknowledges their client support throughout the pandemic.

Lancashire is redefining with an unforgettable pop-up festival

The UK’s first purpose built socially-distanced festival is happening now in  some of Lancashire’s most beautiful countryside.

Marketing Lancashire’s submission to the DCMS

Read Marketing Lancashire’s full submission to the DCMS Select Committee on the impact of COVID-19 on tourism

Lancashire COVID-19 Safe Recovery Survey

Marketing Lancashire’s Visitor Survey offers insight into consumer confidence and travel plans.

The Cartford Inn adapts business model during Covid-19 crisis

At first devastated, when it had to close at the start of the crisis, The Cartford Inn, buoyed by their loyal customers, has reinvented operations and found more fans during lockdown.

UCLan-made sanitiser delivered to care homes

Much-needed hand sanitiser created by UCLan technicians is delivered to a variety of Preston care homes.

Barnoldswick Bike parts manufacturer with global reach steps up for NHS during pandemic

Hope Technology prides itself on employing a workforce of cycling enthusiasts passionate about life on two wheels – who turned their skill to producing essential parts for NHS.

EKM helps Lancashire businesses get online during pandemic

EKM, located in Preston and known as the UK’s leading ecommerce platform, has spent the last few months helping small businesses get online in order to tackle coronavirus concerns in Lancashire and beyond.

Patrick Grant helps fulfil order for NHS scrubs made in Blackburn

A Blackburn community clothing company founded by Patrick Grant has created over 100,000 sewn items for the NHS, with Patrick remaining in Lancashire to help fulfil order.

Signs of these social distancing times

Shaun Bennett, Managing Director of Blackpool-based Links Signs & Graphics, talks about creating essential signs for keeping visitors away and people safe, during the Covid-19 outbreak.

UCLan fashion and design team create isolation gowns

A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) team has swapped catwalk creations to produce sought-after isolation gowns for Blackpool Victoria Hospital (BVH).

Plumbs helps local sewing group to supply NHS scrubs

Lancashire upholstery manufacturer, in its 60th year, has helped local sewing group to provide much-needed NHS scrubs.

Black Powder Gin produce sanitiser to support Covid-19 frontline workers

Calling all Lancashire bottle/container manufacturers can you help Anthony Dalnas and the team at Black Powder Gin?

BAE Systems teams across Lancashire ramp up PPE production

Teams across the county are now producing face shields, with supplies being delivered every day, directly to frontline medical staff around the UK.

Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses delivers food to NW during COVID-19 crisis

Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses delivers a Taste of Lancashire to customers across the North West, with new artisan food delivery service.

Filming TV Series 'Brassic' in Lancashire

Read our guest interview from Creative England speaking to location manager Matt Green

Foraging with Taste Lancashire Producer Award-winner

Integrity, passion and quality ingredients are at the heart of what Goosnargh Gin do. Visitors can now enjoy foraging and distilling days in the hands of expert gin-makers Rachel and Richard Trenchard.

Quite Simply - rooms

One of Lancaster’s favourite restaurants, Quite Simply French, now offers 4 luxury rooms to make your gourmet break in this historic city – simply unforgettable.

The rise and rise of Moor Hall

Moor Hall is the restaurant name on everyone’s lips. We speak to its chef patron Mark Birchall

The Family Fold

Farm diversification might be mainstream today. But the pioneering family behind Mytton Fold Hotel and Golf Club lead the field decades ago

Flower powered drinks from Burnley

With John Lewis now on the books, Calyx Drinks founder Raphael Ogunrinde is drinking in the success at his booming Burnley business.