New Partnerships Manager glad to be back on home turf


This month Marketing Lancashire, the county’s destination management organisation, welcomes a new member to the team.

Ian Stackhouse who hails originally from Burnley, joins the organisation as Partnerships Manager; responsible for looking after the 500+ tourism and hospitality Visit Lancashire partners, and for seeking out new partnership opportunities that help showcase and bring economic benefits to the county.

Ian is a Leisure Marketing graduate with many years’ experience in both private and public sectors; working in destination marketing, business support, town centre management and regeneration. After 15 years in Cornwall, he returned home in April 2021 and has worked for the past year as Economic Development Officer at Rossendale Borough Council, where his duties included tourism development and marketing.

Marketing Lancashire Chief Executive, Rachel Mc Queen, commenting on the appointment said “We are delighted to welcome Ian to the team.  He brings a wealth of experience to this important role within the organisation and he has made it clear he is absolutely thrilled to be back on home ground.

“I know Ian is looking forward to reacquainting himself with the whole of the county and is especially keen to get to know the wide range of businesses within Lancashire’s tourism and hospitality sector.

“His experience in business development, tourism marketing and regeneration will be invaluable as we build back Lancashire’s visitor economy to the levels of growth experienced before the pandemic.”

Outside of work Ian loves walking, photography, music and last but by no means least, he is a huge supporter of Burnley Football Club.

For more information about Visit Lancashire partnership and wider business partnership opportunities with Marketing Lancashire go to


Ian works in the Partnership Team with Maria Moriarty-Eames, Head of Partnership and Catherine Redshaw, Business Development Executive.