South Lakes based Solicitors Thomson Hayton Winkley have renewed their Strategic Partnership status with Cumbria Tourism for 2020. The company who employ over 100 staff across 5 offices continue to provide legal service for tourism and hospitality businesses across Cumbria and beyond became a strategic partner of Cumbria Tourism in 2018.
Cumbria Tourism is the county’s official Destination Management Organisation and is at the heart of the Cumbria visitor economy. It is also the largest membership organisation in Cumbria with 2,500 members. Latest figures show that more than 47 million people visited Cumbria in 2018, contributing more than £3billion to the local economy and supporting almost 65,000 jobs.
John Cooke, Director of Thomson Hayton Winkley said: “As a strategic partner we remain part of the group of influential tourism related business who share the core values and desire to significantly grow the value of the county’s tourism sector for the local economy.
“We have a strong and growing history of representing clients in the tourism industry and continuing to be a strategic partner with Cumbria Tourism cements this expertise for the benefit of our clients and Cumbria Tourism.”
Gill Haigh, Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism, added: “Our Strategic Partners are a core network of influential tourism-related organisations who want to get behind us, to share their collective expertise and to champion the delivery of effective destination marketing for the county.
“Thomson Hayton Winkley not only have an in-depth understanding of the different parts of our £3billion tourism sector but are highly respected and regarded within the industry. They are huge champions of the sector and we are proud to have them, their experience and enthusiasm alongside us as we collectively to work together for the wider benefit of Cumbria’s vital visitor economy.”