Archive for November, 2012

Think Local 4 Business Show

29th November, Hilton St George’s Park, Burton Upon Trent The Think Local 4 Business Show is Southern Staffordshire’s premier business to business event. Targeted at business people from across the region, this FREE event is an ideal opportunity for local companies to come together and do business. The free training and expertise available throughout the […]

Christmas Festival – Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 September

Celebrate the festive season with a weekend of festive events and activities throughout Lichfield city. Lichfield Market Square hosts live entertainment, a visit from Father Christmas, festive stalls and activities for the children.. A new addition to the festival this year is a special farmers’ market for more information go to

Christmas Lights Switch On – Thursday 22 November – bigger and better

Get in the Christmas spirit and join the crowd in Market Square to celebrate the festive holidays. Browse the seasonal market stalls open from 12pm to 8pm Enjoy live music from 4pm Traditional carol singing from 6.40pm. The Lichfield Christmas Illuminations will begin with the switching on of the city’s Christmas lights at 7pm, followed by […]

Join us for Christmas drinks by candlelight

After the success of last year’s informal Christmas meeting St. John’s Chapel, we have been invited back again for another festive gathering. So, why not join us for a candlelit evening with Christmas drinks in the Chapel at St. John’s Hospital, Lichfield on Wednesday 12 December from 5pm to 7pm. Come along for a glass wine, […]

Destination intelligence – new online resource

VisitEngland is working with the English Tourism Research and Intelligence Partnership (ETRIP) and has launched a new online tool, the Destination Intelligence System. This database brings together all the available tourism facts and figures about volume, value and market performance for English destinations, using data from national surveys and outputs from the Office for National […]

How we do e-marketing

At the beginning of every month Visit Lichfield sends out an email newsletter to our customer database, which holds email contacts for 3,200 people. We include events taking place that month and list the businesses that take part in our special offers scheme. We are always looking for new businesses to be involved in our […]

Information and inspiration in the new digital landscape

The way that visitors seek information about holiday destinations has changed dramatically over the past couple of years. Social media has become ever more important, the boundaries between the offline and online worlds have become ever more blurred, and increased Smartphone usage has fundamentally affected the way we use the internet. New research from VisitEngland […]

Free basic listings on for shops and eateries

Shops and eating outlets are entitled to free basic listings on our website which includes a brief description, web link, Google map location and contact details. If you would like a free listing if you are aren’t already listed, contact

Awards for all

Over the past few months many of our members have been in contact with our team sharing news about their wonderful awards and recommendations ranging from Best Restaurant in the Staffordshire Good Food Awards, to 5 Gold stars awarded by AA. Take a look at the winners below and join in our congratulations to all the […]