Mark’s Column

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I was delighted to be able to attend the Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs) at Blackpool Tower this week for an evening celebrating the achievements of Lancashire companies. I was particularly pleased for Mike Peters, founder of Fylde Universal Products, who picked up the Lancastrian of the Year award for his service to business in [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week, with Parliament in recess, I have been lucky enough to spend the entire week at home in Fylde. And it is times like this when I am able to spend prolonged periods at home that I am reminded how fortunate we are to live in such a wonderful place. Over the last week [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week, Lytham has been in the national spotlight once again as thousands of people visited the town for the 1940s Wartime Weekend. As the marquees of Lytham Festival came down, they were replaced with a sea of camouflage as dozens of tents were pitched along the famous Green, in an effort to make the [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week Lytham has celebrated another hugely successful festival, which brought thousands of visitors to the area and a great deal of fantastic publicity for Fylde. Having spent most of the week in Lytham I was extremely impressed by the amount of people the festival brought into the town, who all seemed to be happy [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Fylde has once again been in the national and international spotlight this week due to two major tourism events in St Annes and Lytham. The St Annes Kite Festival has gone from strength-to-strength in recent years and the sight of hundreds of colourful creations flying above the sands is always breathtaking. And it seems the [...]