Forthcoming events

14th May 2024 at 10.00am – 2.30pm, The Ribble Valley Tourism Gathering, AGM and awards 

The annual Ribble Valley Tourism Gathering has become the must-attend event for anyone involved in the local visitor economy.

It is an opportunity to-

  • Network with colleagues from the local tourism industry
  • Meet suppliers of local products and services
  • Participate in our business seminar 
  • Literature Exchange – promote your business and learn about others
  • Meet representatives of tourism and hospitality courses from local colleges and UCLAN
  • Meet students soon to be seeking employment in this sector
  • Join our celebration of Tourism in Ribble Valley 

Programme for the day

10.00am -11.15 am Networking and meet exhibitors of local products and services

11.15 am – 1pm Business seminar – Theme sustainability (details on speakers to follow)

12.30 pm – 1.15pm Lunch and further opportunity to network

1.30pm – 2 pm ‘Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism Awards’

To book your places at this year’s event, please email


To attend this important event the price, which includes lunch is-

Members of Ribble Valley Tourism Association £5 non-members per head (max 2 tickets)

Non-members £14.95 per head


Please note Last year’s event was a sell-out, so we strongly recommend booking early!

The Ribble Valley Tourism Gathering is organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council and the Ribble Valley Tourism Association. It is attended by representatives from local tourism business, including hotels, restaurants, shops, holiday cottages, attractions caravan parks, and wedding venues.


Members Meeting Wednesday 28th February 10am -12 noon

At the Shireburn Hotel Hurst Green (by kind invitation James Places)

Members Free – (Potential members welcome – £10)

“Handling challenging behaviours in the workplace in an evolving legal landscape”


Refreshments will be available from 9.30am  

10am – 11am

  • Introductions
  • Employers – day one obligations
  • Employees/workers – day one rights – now
  • Employees/workers – day one rights – coming into force
  • Key documents – contracts, handbook, privacy notice – creation and maintenance
  • Tackling challenging behaviours
  • Underlying principles to help you manage anything
  • Tackling conduct issues
  • Where to find help (includes reference to contracts/handbook)
  • Q&A.

This workshop is kindly being facilitated by Harrison Drury (RVTA members) and will be interactive, providing useful tips and information for members which they will be able to use when situations arise in their businesses.

11am-12 noon

A short consultation exercise regarding the Council’s future plans for tourism promotion as well as the usual opportunity to network and exchange information. There will also be the chance to look around the hotel.

If you would like to attend this event please email




Recent events

8th Nov 2023 – Millstone Mellor Mailchimp Workshop 

Booking essential
The next member’s event will be held at – Millstone Mellor – Mailchimp Workshop 8th Nov 2023 at 9.30 for 10 am start, concluding by 12 noon.
The event is free to members (2 max per business) and non members are welcome, with a nominal £10 charge which is waived if joining RVTA on the day.
The workshop will be led by Longridge based Shirah Bamber, from the newly launched company Alma. Shirah has considerable experience of using MailChimp as a successful marketing tool.
Her company, Alma, works with clients to find creative solutions to engage with and grow their digital audiences. They bring a fresh perspective to audience development based on their strong delivery track record in national, regional, and local media, as well as the public, private and third sectors.
This event is being kindly hosted by The Millstone, Mellor and attendees will also be able to tour the facilities of this beautiful business. To book a place email

4th December  2023 6pm – Christmas event at Holmes Mill