Local businesses are being asked to identify the area’s unique qualities by a new project working in the South Pennines.

Posted: 12.04.12

The South Pennines local distinctiveness project, managed by rural regeneration company Pennine Prospects, is holding a marketing meeting to look at what makes Slaithwaite, Marsden and Holmfirth special and different.

“What are the most important aspects of the area? Which bits should we be trying to promote? What does this area offer that’s different?” asked Rebecca Yorke, project coordinator. To find the answers to these questions local businesses are being invited to an event at the Handmade Brewery, Slaithwaite, at 1.30pm on Tuesday, April 24.

This is just the first stage in the South Pennine LEADER-funded project, which is designed to benefit tourism, hospitality and creative businesses across the area. All attendees will receive a free copy of the Local Distinctiveness Handbook, which is packed full of ideas for local business marketing.

There’s no charge for the workshop, but those interested in coming along are asked to register at www.southpennines.co.uk. Regular updates will also be posted at www.facebook.com/southpennines or tweeted, @southpennines.

Yorkshire Water United Utilities Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council National Farmers Union
South Pennines Association Lancashire County Council Pennine Heritage Kirklees Council Calderdale Council
Bradford District Council Northern Rail Natural England Environment Agency The National Trust