Fleetwood Market wins Retail Experience of the Year

Barry Parkinson posted on Nov 9 2018

Fleetwood Market take the award

Fleetwood Market take the award

Fleetwood Market wins Retail Experience of the Year at the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2018!

The market is visited by around 250,000 people each year and boasts stall occupancy of 90 per cent, making it one of the most successful markets in Lancashire. Group visits are commonplace, with approximately 10,000 people arriving on 400 coaches in 2017 – a figure expected to rise this year. Shoppers are also encouraged to return through a loyalty card scheme and the ‘Digital Hub’ in partnership with Citizens Advice is helping local people get online and develop new IT skills.

Lancashire attracts over 67 million visitors annually, contributing £4.25 billion to the local economy and helping to support over 59 thousand jobs. Visit Lancashire is the tourist board for the county and a division of Marketing Lancashire.

Lancashire’s shining stars were announced at a glittering celebration at the Lancashire Tourism Awards. More than 400 people descended on new Preston venue, The Imperial Banqueting Suite, to find out the winners of 22 categories at the prestigious annual event, supported by headline sponsor University of Central Lancashire.

Blackpool-born star of West End, stage and TV Jodie Prenger was guest presenter, bringing her Lancastrian humour to the proceedings and entertaining guests with her incredible voice, as she performed some of her favourite songs.

Rachel McQueen, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire welcomed guests saying: “A thriving Lancashire tourism sector contributes to the economy, to employment, to the culture, the quality of life and the prosperity of Lancashire.  The Lancashire Tourism Awards reminds us of the diversity the county has and how privileged we are to have such amazing experiences to offer visitors.”

This annual event organised by Marketing Lancashire, recognises the contribution made by the county’s tourism and hospitality businesses, and names winners in 22 categories. There are also Highly Commended awards in three categories.  This year, over 100 finalists competed for the prestigious titles and progressed through shortlisting, mystery shopping and interviews by panels of experts to arrive at last night’s much-anticipated awards ceremony.

Councillor Michael Vincent the Planning and Economic Development Portfolio Holder for Wyre Council comments: “We pride ourselves in maintaining a market with variety. A very well done to all the staff and traders at the market who make it a wonderful shopping experience. We are very excited about receiving our second award of the year and continuing the success of Fleetwood Market.”

For more information about our multi award winning Fleetwood Market and to shop online go to https://www.fleetwoodmarket.co.uk/