The Tourism Gathering 29th March 2022

A big thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Tourism gathering, and we hope you all had a great time. Congratulations to the Stars in Tourism who won awards. Well over 100 people were involved during the course of the day.

Thank you to everyone who made the event such a success, including our guest speakers, and our generous host, for providing such a fantastic venue for the event. We were also pleased to have the support of staff and students from Blackburn College and UCLAN, as well as Wood End Alpacas and Ribble Valley E-Bikes. . 
The Stars In Tourism awards were generously sponsored by Harrison Drury

All the photographs taken on the day, can be found on the RVTA Website in the Gallery (award winners) or on our Facebook page.(all photos) 

Food Networking Event

The latest RVTA Member’s networking meeting was held at the Freemasons Wiswell.

Rachel Wilcock. Principal Officer (food) Trading Standards Service Lancashire County Council gave a presentation on the latest guidance relating to food allergies.

Rachel’s presentation can be found in the downloads page.

The film shown can be seen at:

More information can be found here:-

Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland On line allergen software:

Food Standards agency information on allergens:

Members also had a presentation about the success of the Freemasons, from Chef/Owner Stephen Smith.

Members also enjoyed a ‘fantastic taste experience’ when lunch was served.


‘Tourism Matters’ the tourism business newsletter produced jointly by the Council and the Tourism Association is now available. It includes features on Group Travel, Wedding Tourism and Food, together with news from the association including the 2018 Tourism awards.

Download the latest edition here

Or request your copy here.

Nominate your Star in Tourism here: Ribble Valley Tourism Awards 2018

The Ribble Valley plays host to a wealth of tourism talent and innovation. Each year, the Tourism Association aims to celebrate this quality, and recognise the dedication and achievements of teams and individuals, through the ‘Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism’ awards We invite you… to nominate a star! You can nominate yourself, the company you work for or any business, organisation or person that has shown a commitment to Tourism in Ribble Valley.


Forthcoming Ribble Valley Tourism Association events.

Friday 23rd March 2018 10 a.m. ‘Stars in Tourism’ Awards and AGM

At Mytton Fold Hotel and Golf Club. Nomination form attached and AGM papers to follow.

For any of the above events please confirm your interest by emailing


This is your chance to celebrate tourism in Ribble Valley.


For more details and photographs of each category please go to Ribble Valley Tourism Association on Facebook!

For more information and for individual award photographs contact:

Tom Pridmore
Tourism & Events,
Ribble Valley Borough Council,
Church Walk, Clitheroe, BB7 2RA