The University of Central Lancashire
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has developed an enviable reputation as an innovative institution and offers a comprehensive suite of full-time and part-time courses in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management, as well as being fully committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Our courses perform consistently well in the National Student Survey, with teaching, organisation and management, learning resources, and personal development scoring very highly in 2015. With a strong reputation for producing highly skilled employable graduates, UCLan provides an all-round enhanced student experience, based on strong links between academic excellence and the world of work. UCLan has retained a place in a league table of the world’s top universities. It has been included in the QS World Rankings which lists around 850 elite universities from the thousands of institutions around the globe. As part of the ranking system, the QS Stars Development Roadmap allows individual institutions to showcase their broader qualities across a range of categories important to students. UCLan has been awarded the maximum five star rating in six of these areas. These cover teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility and inclusiveness. Overall, the University has been awarded a four-star rating out of a possible five.
Our division of Tourism, Hospitality and Events offer specialist courses for people who wish to, or are working in, management positions in the tourism, hospitality and events industries. We have strong links with leading companies such as Disney Florida, Marriott Hotels, Events Northern Ltd and Merlin Leisure. The Division hosts the Institute of Transport and Tourism and The Dark Tourism Forum.
UCLan is delighted to support the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2017.Website www.uclan.ac.uk/schools/lancashire-school-business-enterprise/index.php
VisitBlackpool is tasked with promoting the UK’s most popular holiday destination to a worldwide audience. As the tourism arm of Blackpool Council, we work closely with local partners and stakeholders to showcase the best that Blackpool has to offer our visitors. Our role is to provide strategic leadership, guidance and advice on tourism and the visitor economy in Blackpool and to deliver services that attract and service the visitor that supports tourism businesses throughout BlackpoolWebsite www.visitblackpool.com
BBC Radio LancashireWebsite www.bbc.co.uk/radiolancashire
blackpool and the fylde college
Visitor Experience Award CATEGORY SPONSOR
Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) is an Ofsted rated Outstanding college with a national reputation for excellence. 2017 sees the celebration of 125 years of technical and professional education delivered by B&FC across the Fylde coast. As the best performing large general Further Education college nationwide (2015/2016) it has a reputation for student success and positive outcomes for students. The College has received a number of nationally recognised awards including the Queen’s Anniversary Award for Further and Higher Education; in 2016, the College was granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers.
The college offers a broad curriculum including apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships supporting businesses in the Visitor Economy sector to develop a highly skilled workforce. Programmes are designed to meet employers needs and to support business growth. Degree programmes including include Tourism Management and Hospitality and Events Management, are validated by Lancaster University, a Top 10 UK university.Website www.blackpool.ac.uk/
creative-council is a small graphic design team, with a wide range of skills and unique way of working. There are no account handlers or middle men, just a trio of passionate designers working directly with clients and sharing their enthusiasm. With creative-council client and designer work together to find the best solutions.
We’re a Lancashire company and our clients now include familiar local tourism names such as Marketing Lancashire, Ribble Valley Council and Burnley Mechanics Theatre. We produce beautiful designs and powerful brands, enlivening and enriching the experience of visiting the red rose county.
Our team covers all manner of design work, from business cards right through to full brands, email marketing, interactive websites and video production.Website www.creative-council.net.
WEDDING VENUE AWARD CATEGORY SPONSOR
DFC is an award winning wedding entertainment company in Lancashire, focusing on delivering a truly personal, attentive service. DFC helps couples curate the most perfect moments, matched to their individual personalities, throughout their special day.
Visit our Lancashire HQ in Leyland and meet the team of wedding hosts, professional DJs, vocalists, musicians and bands to help you create unforgettable wedding day memories.
The musical backdrop provided by DFC allows for an array of emotions and moments to be experienced throughout the wedding day. From spine-tingling vocals to accompany the bridal party down the aisle, high energy wedding hosts to bring the wedding breakfast to life, acoustic guitarists on the lawn and 3 – 8 piece bands for the evening, there is a musical moment for every wedding.
Stylish, minimal, professional and polished, DFC also provides the perfect night time party thanks to the talents of our skilled DJ team.
DFC has been chosen as an esteemed entertainment partner at many prestigious venues across the North West including Mitton Hall, Eaves Hall, Stanley House, Colshaw Hall, Ashfield House, The Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel and many more high end wedding venues.Website www.DFCLancashire.co.uk
Jones Harris Chartered Accountants
Sustainable Tourism Award Sponsor
Based on the Fylde Coast, Jones Harris has a 40+ year track record of helping Lancashire tourism and leisure businesses to thrive. We provide cost-effective accountancy services to many of the county’s best known hotels, guest houses, restaurants, caravan parks, garden centres, tourist attractions and more.
As Lancashire’s only CAA-registered ATOL auditor, we offer unrivalled expertise in the hospitality sector. We keep our clients’ tax affairs in order, we minimise their liabilities and we help them make informed decisions by providing accurate, up-to-the-minute management information. As a Jones Harris customer, you can expect:
- Free ‘off the meter’ access to senior staff and directors
- Free advice about growth, cashflow and profits
- Unlimited telephone / email support
- Proven ideas for saving costs and boosting occupancy
For decades, we’ve helped Lancashire tourism businesses to prosper. As an award-winning practice, we can do the same for you.Website jones-harris.co.uk/
Business Tourism Provider Award Category Sponsor
Heart is the UK’s most popular commercial radio brand, built on a winning formula of Feel Good music and an all-star cast of presenters. Heart targets 25-44 year olds reaching 9.6 million listeners each week. Our listeners are from a variety of backgrounds, including wives, husbands, parents and professionals. They’re the kind of people who make time for themselves, squeeze the most out of life, and enjoy shopping, going out, having fun and spending time with their friends and family. And that’s what makes Heart THE commercial radio station that gets advertisers’ hearts racing. Fast. Listeners connect with Heart because it stays in tune with their needs and emotions all day, every day. 105.4 Heart FM (Northwest) is part of a network for radio stations across the UK which together make the largest single radio brand in the world. Heart North West currently reaches well over 1/2million people per week – tune in and turn up the feel good!Website www.heart.co.uk/
Lancashire Producers & Makers Award Category Sponsor
Born, bred and headquartered in Lancashire with offices in Edinburgh and London, Huddle Media works with some of the UK’s best known food, drink and hospitality brands to maximise social media results. 1 in every 3 minutes spent online is devoted to social networking and messaging, with 97% of internet users aged 16 to 64 having used or visited social networks in the last month (source: Global Web Index Q1 2016). That’s why for us social media marketing is too important, powerful and fast moving to offer as a ‘bolt on’ to other services.
Food, drink and hospitality social media is all we do so for genuinely expert advice talk to us about community management and development, content creation, paid social campaigns, live event social, competitor benchmarking and analytics and behavioural Influence that will positively impact your bottom line. We’re the team that will help you achieve success you can measure.Website www.huddlemedia.co.uk/
Lancashire Business View
Media Partner 2017
The must-read magazine for commerce and industry in the region. Its pages contain news, analysis and opinion on the issues that affect business in Lancashire. There is key information that can help businesses flourish, and entertaining features on the personalities behind the headlines. Lancashire Business View is mailed direct to 8,000 high-ranking decision makers and therefore provides an unbeatable advertising platform for companies and organisations wishing to raise their profile in the county.Website www.lancashirebusinessview.co.uk
Packed full of features on the county’s interesting people and places as well as what’s on it really is Lancashire’s essential read. With its famed society pages – we photograph all the county’s finest charity balls and events – Lancashire Life is also about glamour. You’ll find the finest fashions, best places to eat out and much, much more.Website www.lancashirelife.co.uk
LINKS SIGNS AND GRAPHICS
Links Signs and Graphics have a long association with the leisure industry and it remains a very important sector to the business, over the years they have formed strong links with many of the major names who are active across the Fylde Coast and further afield. LSG are more than just a signmaker, creating full colour signage and display graphics, small, large and super-wide formats for use indoors or outdoors. This includes applications such as exhibition stands, illuminated displays, signage, billboards, ambient media and many more bespoke items. LSG believe they form part of their client’s team, with them relying on them as consultants, providing advice on the most effective formats, latest production techniques, the selection of the right materials and providing experienced fitters to complete the installations. The product range is vast from simple adhesive formats to large scale banners and signage.Website www.linkssignsandgraphics.co.uk
RTP Creative are a Video & Photography team based in Leyland Lancashire offering creative professional films for promotional and business use. Everything from training videos for internal use to promotional films to help generate new business. Some of our clients include the James Places Group, Bartle Hall, Marketing Lancashire, Forbo Flooring, NHS , South Ribble Council, school projects and many local bars and restaurants throughout the North West.
Whatever your project our specialty is to guide and work with you to create a unique film which makes you to stand out in the crowd.
We also offer a variety of photography work including headshots, event photography and product photography.Website www.rtpcreative.com/
Media Partner 2017
News, sport and business from around the area. Features personals, North West job vacancies, cars for sale, readers’ forum and readers’ travel offers.Website www.lep.co.uk
Large Visitor Attraction Award Category Sponsor
Napthens provides a wide range of legal services to meet the needs of businesses and individuals and works with clients locally, regionally and nationally from offices located across the north west including Preston, Blackburn and Blackpool & The Fylde. Napthens has a specialist Leisure team of individuals with experience and particular legal expertise in the industry. The team acts for many leisure sector businesses including hotels, caravan parks, pubs and pub chains, restaurants and clubs, providing an all-round legal advisory service for those involved in hospitality and leisure. Legal services include corporate and commercial, property, employment & HR, licensing, debt recovery, trademarks and intellectual property, dispute management and litigation.Website www.napthens.co.uk
Nelson Town Council
New Business Award Category Sponsor
Nelson Town Council is a strong and diverse council with 24 members. We were one of the newest town councils in the country with our first elections in May 2008. We represent around 29,000 people in Nelson. Along with Nelson’s food and drink festival, Lancashire Day and Christmas markets, the town council supports three picturesque, opportunity filled, parks in Nelson, which sees thousands of visitors.
In 2016 the town council launched a community centre with a long term aim of delivering health and wellbeing projects. The centre has seen a lot of interest, with organisations utilising the hub to deliver projects for Nelson residents. 2018 will be our 10th anniversary and we have ambitions to support organisations who can contribute to the work of the council in making Nelson the best place to live, work and visit.
“Nelson Town Council is proud to be sponsoring this year’s tourism awards, recognising the invaluable service of those in the tourism sector in Lancashire. We wish all the finalists the best of luck, and maybe one day, through the council, we will work together with you on a project in Nelson. Well done and keep putting Lancashire on the map.” Councillor Zafar Ali, Chairman.Website www.nelsontowncouncil.gov.uk/
Northcote at the Rovers
Northcote at the Rovers, is the North West’s premier venue for everything from parties to banquets and charity dinners. Whether you are planning a meeting for 4 or a celebration for 400 we offer the ultimate in hospitality.
Northcote at the Rovers has been established at Ewood Park since 2001 and is the conference and banqueting division of the Michelin Starred, Lancashire. The Northcote brand is highly regarded throughout the hospitality industry and is delighted to be able to bring its ethos of quality service and great food to Ewood Park.Website www.northcoteattherovers.com/
Northern Print Distribution Ltd
Northern Print Distribution provides an essential link between tourism businesses and their audience. We distribute over 25 million pieces of print on behalf of tourism businesses large and small to more than 7,000 outlets across the North of England.Website www.npdnorth.co.uk
Peter Scott Printers
Burnley based Peter Scott Printers have been producing full colour print work both locally and nationally for over 55 years and our quality and service is legendary.
We pride ourselves on building strong long-term partnerships with our customers, offering 24 hour production backed up by a dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced team and extremely competitive prices.
We offer the very best value litho and digital print service, with full colour printing, finishing, cutting, foiling and embossing up to B1 – all under one roof.
Peter Scott Printers have also addressed the benefits of using environmentally conscious suppliers and products – most notably our FSC chain of custody certification which allows our clients to promote their commitment to the environment and ethical sourcing. It’s a good marketing tool with no compromise to quality or extra cost.
Our clients don’t just want print at the best possible prices – they want a printer that’s going to give them more – and it’s this approach that makes us their go-to print partner.Website peterscottprinters.com/
Quality in Tourism
SELF-CATERING AWARD CATEGORY SPONSOR
Quality in Tourism is an expert in offering advice, support and guidance for all tourism & hospitality businesses alongside grading their property.
Our experienced team has worked in various tourism and hospitality roles, giving them a true empathy and understanding of the issues within the industry. From mystery customer visits & website reviews to RevPar & marketing analysis, we work with our members to offer practical help and assistance, with the aim of driving additional sales and increasing profit.
Our experience, expertise and insight into the industry allows us to respond to current trends and assist members to deliver what the customer actually wants.Website www.qualityintourism.com
Taste Lancashire Award Category Sponsor
Total Foodservice is a 5th generation family food service business with values firmly set in superior quality product, trustworthy people and reliable service. Whether you work with Michelin Starred cuisine or coffee shop treats, Total Foodservice’s range of around 4,000 products is constantly evolving to bring you the very best ingredients of exceptional quality; from the basics such as oil, flour and dairy to exciting, innovative products and artisan produce across ambient, chilled frozen and non-food products. Loved by our customers for our flexible and efficient service, everything puts the customer and the food at the centre of what we do.Website www.totalfoodservice.co.uk
Become a Sponsor 2017
Sponsoring The Lancashire Tourism Awards 2017 gives you the opportunity to position your business at this prestigious and high profile event and be featured in all the high impact marketing collateral associated. There are a variety of sponsorship packages available from £1,750
How do I get involved?
Please call Maria Moriarty Eames on 01772 426464 email firstname.lastname@example.org