Lancashire Day delegation set for House of Commons

A delegation of the county's finest food and drink producers will hold a special promotional event at the House of Commons on Lancashire Day, November 27.

High Sheriff Tony Attard

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson will host a range of award-winning gins, cheeses and other Lancastrian delicacies in a showcase orchestrated by Marketing Lancashire.

Tony Attard, chair of the board of directors at Marketing Lancashire, said: “It is an absolute honour to be a part of the Lancashire Day celebrations in Westminster. This gives us an opportunity to speak about the latest opportunities, developments and investments in the Red Rose County at the highest level.

“In my year as High Sheriff of Lancashire, it is also a particularly proud moment for me to be able to bang the drum for some of Lancashire’s new and exciting producers while celebrating those traditional, established brands that have become synonymous with the county.”

Members of Parliament, Lords and Ladies and leading Lancastrians based in the capital are expected to attend the Lancashire Day event along with members of The Association of Lancastrians in London, including its president Johnny Ball and chairman Simon Moyle.

Andrew Stephenson, MP for Pendle, said: “I’m proud to be hosting a celebration of all that is great about Lancashire. From its strong business and investment proposition to its collection of some of the country’s leading food and drink producers.

“On a day that marks the first time Lancashire’s first representatives attended Parliament, I hope I’ll have the support of all of my fellow MPS. I’m very much looking forward to marking #LancashireDay with this very special group of Lancastrians.”

Producers attending are: Atkinsons Coffee (Lancaster), Batch Brew (Burnley), Black Powder Gin (Weeton), Calyx Drinks (Burnley), Choc Amor (Mawdesley), Cuckoo Gin (Brindle), Dewlay Cheese (Garstang), Farmhouse Biscuits (Nelson), Heritage Kitchen (Bacup), L’Escargotiere Bowland (Waddington), Mr Fitzpatricks (Rawtenstall), Piemezzanae (Blackburn), Red Bank Cider (Radcliffe) and Wignall’s Yallo (Standish).

Meanwhile, closer to home, another celebration of Lancashire's finest is taking place at Ewood Park. Lancashire Business Day, also November 27, will feature inspirational guest speakers, a panel debate with some of the county's most prominent entrepreneurs, and plenty of networking opportunities.