LPL continues to work with partner organisations to deliver a wide range of events and festivals, aimed at inspiring residents and attracting new visitors to the areas.
Festival development and management
Loughborough has had a long association with children’s literature since the very first Ladybird book was produced by a jobbing printer called Wills & Hepworth in the town during the First World War. Ladybird books were printed at Angel Yard in Loughborough from 1915-1973.
From this history sprung the concept of
hosting an annual children’s illustrated literature festival in the town.
“In 2017, we had award-winning author of Charlie & Lola, Lauren Child appearing here for the first time. Lauren was deservedly appointed as Waterstones Children’s Laureate earlier this year and we could have only dreamed of attracting such a nationally-renowned artist when we were planning the Festival four years ago.”
Cllr. Hilary Fryer, Lead Member for Open Spaces and Leisure Services, at Charnwood Borough Council
To showcase the food and drink offering
from local suppliers in the Charnwood Forest, LPL teamed up with Charnwood
Borough Council, The National Forest and Everards. plus local partners and
venues in iconic settings to present a series of events for the Edible Forest
LPL has been running Tourism & Hospitality Awards since 2007.
Winners of last year’s awards included
local hotels, festivals and events, visitor attractions, restaurants, B&Bs,
pubs, retailers, conference centres and self-catering accommodation. Stephen
Hallam from Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe was crowned the first-ever Leicestershire
was a record number of applications for this year’s awards, with 77 separate
organisations shortlisted across the 21 categories including conference venues,
visitor attractions, museums, cafes and restaurants, accommodation providers,
festivals and events, and market towns.
"I was shocked and honoured to receive the
first-ever accolade of Tourism Superstar at last year's Leicestershire
Tourism Awards. We've worked hard to develop our business to play a key
role in the tourism offering for Melton Mowbray and this industry
recognition, alongside other deserving Leicestershire organisations and
events, shows how important these awards are for acknowledging the high
standards of tourism and hospitality we have within Leicestershire."
Stephen Hallam, Managing Director of Dickinson & Morris