New courses for Lancashire businesses

In January of this year the tourism associations across Lancashire came together to network and share best practice with each other and LBTB staff. One of the areas discussed was potential development opportunities for tourism businesses across the county. From these discussions a number of areas for staff training arose and the board are currently sourcing suitable training courses and venues to meet the needs.

The first 3 courses have now been arranged and are:

  • The Level 1 Foundation Certificate in Wines this course provides a general introduction into the world of wines and wine tasting techniques
  • Databases Made Easyparticipants will gain the knowledge and confidence to collect and utilise data from their business to produce low cost targeted marketing communications
  • E-mail Etiquette this course will enable businesses to maximise results from communication to guests through the power of e-mails.

Courses start from only £40+vat per person. Click on the relevant course title for further details and booking form.

Further courses will be arranged so make sure you read your monthly update from Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board to stay up-to-date with the latest developments.

Diane Blakemore

Skills Executive

Calling Lancashire Restaurants


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Join Livebookings to learn how to turn your website into a profit generating machine, the basics of social media such as Twitter and how to use 3rd party websites like Sugarvine, to get optimum exposure for your restaurant.

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sarah lundy

Bloggers Block

I seem to be suffering this myself at the moment. Reading this blog entry on Constant Quality Blog Content by Denise Wakeman reminded me of a few things.

Discipline in the blogging world is good. Nodding my head throughout the article I realised that I know all this but have still dropped a few balls recently.

Thanks Denise for reminding me.

I would encourage everyone to read The Social Media Examiner regularly if you are involved in blogging, tweeting, facebooking, flickring, youtubing and all the other SocMed ‘stuff’.

It’s time intensive work. ensure you plan, do and are relevant.

sarah lundy