The University of Central Lancashire
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is at the very heart of business, education and enterprise in the region and as such is delighted to be the headline sponsor of the highly regarded and much prized Lancashire Tourism Awards.
As a University, UCLan have developed an enviable reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship offering a wide range of hugely effective and highly thought of full-time and part-time courses in many areas including Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management, as well as being fully committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Tourism, Hospitality and Events, which falls within the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise within the University, offers specialist undergraduate, postgraduate and Return to Study programmes for people who wish to, or are working in, management positions in the tourism, hospitality and events industries. Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are currently ranked 1st overall in the North West, according to the Guardian University League Table subject ranking 2022.
The School have strong links with local, national and international leading companies, including Disney Florida, Marriott Hotels, Events Northern Ltd and Merlin Leisure to ensure our students benefit from real-world learning. The Division also hosts the Institute of Transport and Tourism and The Dark Tourism Forum. Additionally, UCLan believe in providing opportunities for their students and communities to thrive. This is why the Propeller enterprise service supports current students, staff, graduates and local businesses across all faculties and services to become ‘business ready’ through 1-2-1 mentoring and skills workshops. In six years, the University has assisted 851 graduate start-up businesses, making UCLan the top university in the north of England for producing start-up businesses according to HESA.
Recognising Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are vital in providing local employment and generating local wealth is paramount. Therefore, UCLan are dedicated to supporting this vital sector of the economy. The Centre for SME Development responds to the needs of the SME community to stimulate enterprise, innovation and business growth. UCLan work together with you and your business for a more productive and innovative SME sector in Lancashire. The University over the years has developed a significant skill set and reputation within the sector and is thrilled to once again play such a key role in Lancashire Tourism Awards.uclan.ac.uk/subjects/tourism-hospitality-and-events-management
VisitBlackpool is tasked with promoting the UK’s most popular holiday destination to a worldwide audience. The tourism arm of Blackpool Council, working closely with partners and stakeholders to showcase the best that Blackpool has to offer to its millions of visitors.
VisitBlackpool’s partnership working covers a wide range of activities including destination marketing and staging of large-scale events, many of them free to access. In recent years, the number of partners has been expanded and VisitBlackpool now works with local, regional, national and international partners on projects aimed at opening up new audiences for the resort.
Announcing their support as Destination Sponsor, VisitBlackpool, Cllr Lynn Williams, Leader of Blackpool Council, said: ‘We are delighted that the Lancashire Tourism Awards are coming back to Blackpool, the UK’s most popular seaside destination. For us, tourism is a billion-pound industry and one that supports tens of thousands of local jobs. I can’t think of a better place to celebrate the best that the county has to offer. We look forward to welcoming guests to our new Conference and Exhibition Centre within the Winter Gardens. It will provide a magnificent setting to showcase business excellence.’Website visitblackpool.com
B & D Print Services
Established over 45 years, supplying quality printing and mailing to customers nationwide. B & D are committed to delivering a reliable, flexible and responsive service. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offering a key account management structure. Each customer having their own personal account handler. In-house technical support is available to all customers providing a start to finish seamless service.
Continuous investment in technology along with skilled and dedicated staff have made B & S a very successful company. Being located in a convenient position for the motorway network system, enables easy access the whole of the United Kingdom.Website bdprints.co.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.
A Lancashire company and their clients now include familiar local tourism names such as Marketing Lancashire, Ribble Valley Council and Burnley Mechanics Theatre. Producing beautiful designs and powerful brands, creative-council are enlivening and enriching the experience of visiting the rose rose county. The team covers all manner of design work, from business cards right through to full brands, email marketing, interactive websites and video production.Website creative-council.net.
Dewlay Cheesemakers of Garstang
Located on the outskirts of the market town of Garstang, Dewlay Cheesemakers produce cheese, five days a week, from milk sourced directly from local farmers. The team of cheesemakers have a wealth of knowledge, with the head cheesemaker working for Dewlay for over 35 years. So there isn’t anything they don’t know about Lancashire cheese. Consistently producing high quality cheese is what Dewlay do best, and all of their cheeses are suitable for vegetarians as they are made from pasteurised milk.
Alongside the dairy, Dewlay operate a state of the art cutting, packing and cold store building. With grating, slicing, prepack and foodservice lines, they are able to meet the demands for supplying quality, handcrafted cheese in convenient packs. With the capacity to house 2,000 pallets; which is equivalent to 2000 tonnes of cheese, in the purpose built cold store space, Dewlay offer a complete farm to fork service.Website dewlay.com
The DFC experience is a multi-award-winning wedding business, established in 2009 by Robin Kershaw. An awesome team of over 50 employed and self employed staff members, that service over 1,000 weddings and events each year.
Why DFC? At DFC they believe wedding entertainment is so much more than just entertainment on a client’s special day, they believe that booking entertainment with themselves should be an amazing experience, from enquiry all the way to honeymoon. It’s called #theDFCexperience. Build your dream day and let DFC help create the most bespoke entertainment, perfect for you and your guest’s musical tastes. Then let them film and photograph it all with DFCinema, for you to keep and look back on. Want to know more? Get in touch. Or why not have a look on the social media first – Instagram – Facebook.Website thedfcexperience.co.uk
HARRISON DRURY SOLICITORS
With over 100 years of experience advising businesses and individuals, Harrison Drury is an award winning and Legal 500 recommended law firm, with offices across the North West in Preston, Garstang, Lancaster, Clitheroe and Kendal. A people business with relationships at the heart. The strength of the business is fundamentally rooted in the relationships with clients and communities which are formed, maintained, and enhanced by the people who work at Harrison Drury and the service they provide. A working environment is created at Harrison Drury which attracts ambitious, talented and dynamic people who will provide the services clients want and need both now and in the future.
Harrison Drury have a team of solicitors across a range of legal disciplines who have significant experience in supporting businesses operating in the leisure sector. They have a passion for the leisure sector, are advocates for the industry, and have a wealth of experience in providing services to the sector. Harrison Drury combine the best of both worlds for their clients, providing the latest legal knowledge and insight with real experience of your sector.Website harrison-drury.com
Heckford create results for clients nationwide. Award-winning, experienced, family run with a passion for delivering, Heckford are a force to be reckoned with in the marketing arena.
Clients have long standing relationships and grow, based on trust and deliverables. The legacy of 45 years gives Heckford a great grounding for all things marketing, in particular recent digital growth, having delivered results of 31% growth for tourism clients in 2022. Heckford are confident in their ability to deliver for the industry.
An integrated approach really benefits Heckford and their clients as a whole, having recently invested over £500K on a new, industrial wide format printer and warehouse for exhibition and signage in Clifton.
Sponsoring the Lancashire Tourism Awards is a great opportunity to work in partnership with the fantastic businesses of Lancashire.Website hkfd.co.uk
insight6 is the Customer Experience (CX) specialist with a team covering the entire UK and Ireland. We work with over 1200 clients to measure, through our range of CX tools, the entire end-to-end customer journey.
Customer Experience is fast becoming the number one reason why a customer would choose your business and by 2020 it will overtake price as the key brand differentiator.
Using our unique icx6 model, insight6 can partner you to map, train and motivate your team to provide an unforgettable customer experience.
Our team of highly experienced Customer Experience Directors each have brilliant local knowledge on the businesses within their region. The CXD team has individual expertise in a number of sectors including law, pharmaceutical, retail and education and provide the very best service when it comes to training and mentoring.
When you work with insight6, transformation comes as standard.Website insight6.com
Lancashire Business View
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 lancashirebusinessview.co.uk
For more than 70 years Lancashire Life has been filled with stories celebrating the people, places, institutions and businesses that make the county such a wonderful place to live, work and visit. The first issue came out in 1947 and the then editor laid out the magazine’s editorial aim in an introduction entitled ‘The Spirit of Lancashire’. Much has changed since then, but one thing that remains as strong as ever is the ambition to ‘reveal the county’ and Lancashire Life continues to shout about all the good things happening here, and the people doing them.
Every issue is a tub-thumping rallying call for the county, encouraging people, natives and the ‘less fortunates’ alike, to get out and explore Lancashire. Lancashire Life helps local businesses grow and achieve their aims. Now putting advertising messages not just in the well read magazine but also online and to a growing newsletter audience.Website lancashirelife.co.uk
The Preston perspective on news, sport, what’s on, lifestyle and more, from the North West’s regional paper.
Editor Nicola Adam said ‘The Lancashire Post is delighted to sponsor the Lancashire Tourism Awards. The creativity, passion and hard work of those individuals, businesses and organisations, putting our beautiful county on the map, is astonishing and these awards are showcasing the very best of those.’Website lep.co.uk
The Lancashire Telegraph was first published in 1886 and ever since has been at the heart of the community. The newspaper predominantly covers its traditional patch of East Lancashire while the website has a more regional approach to the county. The team prides itself on providing the very best local journalism to readers, be that live blogging the latest trial at Crown court, reporting from the scene of a major incident, holding local politicians to account, celebrating a new business opening or providing a voice to the voiceless.
Editor Richard Duggan said: ‘We are thrilled to partner and sponsor Lancashire Tourism Awards. This is a brilliant opportunity to celebrate our amazing county and the people that make it such a special place to call home.’Website lancashiretelegraph.co.uk
Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)
Inclusivity and Sustainability Sponsor
Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is one of the longest-established business schools in the UK and home to a thriving and truly international community. LUMS welcomes students and staff from more than 180 countries and have a presence in 24 countries, including campuses in China, Germany, Ghana and Malaysia.
LUMS challenge and support creative staff, students and partners to realise their ambitions, as they experience a transformational journey that leads to real impact on whole industries, societies and economies.
LUMS is ranked as the top business school in the UK for ‘research power’ and joint-top for ‘research environment’ (ref. 2021). Their research leverages excellence in the key areas of sustainability, social justice and innovation.
LUMS have a proud and established reputation for partnerships and relations with employers, businesses, entrepreneurs and managers across the Northwest, the UK and beyond, offering unique insights and abilities to introduce positive change.
Quadruple-accredited and world-ranked, Lancaster University Management School is an established community for cutting-edge knowledge; the place to be.Website lancaster.ac.uk/lums/business
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.
Links Signs and Graphics 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.Website linkssignsandgraphics.co.uk
Northern Print Distribution Ltd
Northern Print Distribution (NPD) provides an essential link between tourism businesses and their audience. Distributing 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. NPD can help you implement an effective leaflet marketing campaign, that will drive crucial footfall to your business.
NPD distribution will get your message to the right place at the right time. Their services involve geographical and digital online distribution; marketing advice and planning; design and print; targeted leaflet distribution; storage and delivery of your marketing materials; leaflet display; monitoring and distribution reporting. From planning to implementation and reporting, NPD has more than ten years of proven success in the tourism and leisure markets and offers a hassle free service that works.Website npdnorth.co.uk
The Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business
Inclusivity and Sustainability Sponsor
Collaborating for a sustainable future. The Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business has the mission to develop knowledge, and to share that knowledge with those working in practice, to make the pursuit of social and environmental sustainability ‘business of usual’. They believe this is possible if an organisation has a purposeful business strategy and the means for putting that strategy into effect.
The Centre is a network of researchers and professional colleagues drawn from across Lancaster University and collectively working with businesses, professional associations, policymakers, academics and other stakeholders.
The Centre is led by Director Professor Jan Bebbington, Rubin Chair in Sustainability in Business and it is funded by the Rubin Foundation Charitable Trust, a foundation run by the owners of Pentland Group plc.Website lancaster.ac.uk/pentland/
Total Foodservice is a fifth generation family food service business with values firmly set in superior quality product, trustworthy people and reliable service. With over a century of experience, they know food service. They know quality and value. Family run, practicing family principles, Total Foodservice pledge reliability and a trustworthy relationship and promise to bring you service from people who genuinely care.
Loved by their customers for flexible and efficient service, from the customer service team to the warehouse pickers, delivery drivers to the accounts department, everything and everyone puts the customer and the food at the centre of what Total Foodservice do.Website totalfoodservice.co.uk