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Northumberland County Council

Developing plans for tourism delivery structures in Northumberland.

Working with Ruth Hyde from LomaxHyde to develop a plan which responded to the challenge: ‘how can destination management best be delivered in the County in the future, given the huge change, both in terms of tourism landscape and structures, and the significant reduction in funding for tourism in area?’.

This involved reviewing the current position and potential delivery models, assessing the views of the industry and key stakeholders and working closely with the steering group to develop workable solutions. This work led to the development of an option for the future of tourism in Northumberland, with a practical, costed plan.

Lynn Turner - Head of Culture, Leisure and Tourism at Northumberland County Council:

"McAllister and Co and LomaxHyde worked with Northumberland County Council on the development and implementation of options for destination management in Northumberland. Maureen and Ruth were focused and skilled in their delivery of this project, working closely with stakeholders and partners to develop proposals and an agreed way forward. Their understanding of tourism and destination management is excellent, their delivery is professional and they are able to bring together a range of stakeholders, with varied views and opinions, to focus on the issue at hand. They have also provided ‘after care’ support which we have welcomed as the proposals are implemented. I would definitely recommend their service to others."

David Hall - Non Exec Director at Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust:

"I have had the exceptional pleasure of working with Maureen and Ruth from McAllister and Co and Lomax Hyde. their grasp of the tourism sector, their energy and passion are unrivalled in the industry. They are excellent at identifying the client's needs and delivering them on time, on budget and at a very high level of quality. I would recommend them without reservation"

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"Stronger Together: Leading Northumberland to a Greater Future" is Northumberland county council’s Corporate Plan and it sets out how they will deliver priorities from the Sustainable Community Strategy over the next three to five years. They aim to understand the needs, wants and aspirations of our communities and identify what works best to address local issues.

Northumberland County Council website.