Business Plan for Oxford House Tourism UK was appointed by the Trustees of Oxford House in Bethnal Green to work with them and produce a business plan to support a round 2 HLF application. Oxford House was established in Bethnal Green in September 1884, as a University Settlement of Keble College, Oxford. The Settlement concept developed from a growing interest in voluntarism and was a new model of philanthropy, where university graduates sought to uplift the lives of the urban poor through social action. The Settlements provided residential communities, modelled on the Oxbridge colleges, where graduated lived among the urban poor. The project was to repair the Grade 2 listed building, restore the 3rd floor chapel and create a cafe facility to enhance sustainability.
EEDA the East of England Development Agency has commissioned North East England based consultants Tourism UK Ltd to prepare a strategy which will enable the region to develop its share of the growing business tourism market. Director of Tourism UK Ltd, Kevin Kaley, said," we are delighted to have been selected, ahead of some stiff competition, to prepare this strategy for the East of England. Business tourism is currently predicted to grow at a faster rate than leisure tourism as we move towards the end of the decade. (more…)
Waterfalls Development Planning Application Rejected In a very disappointing turn around county councilors in Northumberland have gone against the advice of their planning officers and have refused planning consent for the development which would have seen a high quality tourism development including holiday lodges being developed in Northumberland. Tourism UK prepared the business plan, a tourism supporting statement and an economic impact assessment as well as providing planning support.