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Lancashire Tourism Awards 2013 - With A Twist

Lancashire Tourism Awards 2013 – With A Twist

Monday, 14th 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 10thAnniversary event.


With A Twist was established in 2007 by Martin Jones and C..

FREE workshops to inspire retail

Marketing Lancashire, the Destination Management Organisation for Lancashire, is pleased to offer local retail businesses the chance to take part in a series of free workshops led by leading retail expert, inspirational speaker and winner of Innovator of the Year, Kate Hardcastle.

Kate Hardcastle is an internationally respected authority on transforming the retail experience for the customer and increasing sales for retailers.  She is a regular contributor and industry commentator o..

Tourism Awards Triumph

Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards 2011/12
The winners of the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards 2011/12 were announced at a glittering black-tie event hosted by West End star and Lancashire lass Jodie Prenger, on the evening of Thursday 22 September 2011, at the Paradise Room, Pleasure Beach Resort, Blackpool.  
This year’s awards ceremony, attended by over 300 representatives of Lancashire and Blackpool’s £3billion visitor econom..

Training Programme Enhances Lancashire and Blackpool's 'Best in UK' Reputation

Conference bosses in Lancashire and Blackpool have launched an intensive training programme to build on their venue staff’s reputation as being among the best in the UK.
The programme aims to build on the success of arecent‘mystery shopper’ survey which showed that the region’s conference and meetings establishments had some of the highest standards of customer service and enquiry handling in the country. 
The training was organised by Lancashire & Blackpool Co..

Lancashire's Latest Meeting Venue Floats A New Idea

Lancashire’s business tourism sector has a spectacular new first – with the opening of the UK’s first floating conference centre.
The Brockholes facility - in the heart of a brand new nature reserve created just off the motorway on the outskirts of Preston - underlines the area’s far-from-ordinary offering for conference and meeting organisers.
The county is home to some of the most unusual, diverse and intriguing conference settings anywhere in the UK. These range from..

Lancashire and Blackpool Will Bewitch The Business Visitor In 2012

The witching hour and a once-every-20 year city celebration are attracting some of the biggest high-tech businesses to Lancashire and Blackpool.
History is set to make 2012 a record year as Lancashire & Blackpool Conferences & Meetings (LBCM) bosses cement the region’s position as the UK’s most unusual and diverse business tourism destination.
A combination of events, such as the 400th Anniversary of the Pendle Witch trials and the unique Preston Guild celebrations, are rai..

High-profile Initiative Boosts Business Tourism Enquiries By 23 Per Cent

A business tourism initiative which has showcased Lancashire and Blackpool’s conference and meetings facilities at a series of high-profile events has led to a 23 per cent increase in enquiries.
The results of the major awareness drive by Lancashire & Blackpool Conferences & Meetings were being announced as tourism bosses promoted the sub-region at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) annual conference.
The three-day event in Manchester (November 9 – ..

A once-in-20-years opportunity on which we must all capitalise

By Tony Openshaw, Director of Marketing, Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board
Most people here in the North West will be aware of the old saying “once every Preston Guild” and with the countdown to the 2012 event now firmly underway it is vital that everyone involved in tourism across Lancashire capitalises on the opportunities it will present.
The important thing to focus on is that this isn’t just an event for Preston – it will attract attention to our whole area fr..

Lancashire & Blackpool Business Tourism Chiefs Get Guild Year Boost

Lancashire and Blackpool conference and meetings chiefs are aiming for a major business tourism boost from a unique, once-every-20-years event.
They joined forces with the organisers of Preston Guild 2012 to highlight the strength of the area’s business tourism offering at two high-profile national events taking place on September 21 and 22.
They used Event UK 2010 at the NEC Birmingham and office*at London’s Earls Court to promote what’s on offer during Preston’s year ..

Promotion Boosts Blackpool's Premier League Business Tourism Venues

Blackpool FC’s promotion to the Premier League was paying dividends for the region’s business tourism and conference venues almost as soon as the final whistle blew at Wembley on May 22.
The national publicity which surrounded the team’s victory put the town and the surrounding area into the spotlight and encouraged companies and conference organisers from across the country to look again at what it has to offer.
Lancashire & Blackpool Conferences & Meetings (LBCM), a..