Meet the team

Director LHA & Partner, Head of Accounting, Armstrong and Watson

Director LHA & Proprietor of The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms

Director LHA & Managing Director at South Lakes Hotels

LHA Show Manager & Lancaster University MBA Events & Alumni Co-ordinator

LHA Show Co-ordinator & Owner of Sure to Surprise You

The Lakes Hospitality Association (LHA) Story

THE LHA – In the beginning

The Lakes Hospitality Association was established over 50 years ago as a body whose sole focus was to publicise ‘The Lake District’.  The association quickly expanded by championing the area and offering support by networking and engaging with regional tourism and business bodies that directly affected the tourist industry. The first trade show was established over 40 years ago and allowed providers to the hospitality sector a unique event where they had the opportunity to meet with tourism business owners.  

The trade show is the primary source of income for the association for the various ‘projects’ that we have undertaken over the years. It is only then by the success of the show that we are able to continue in this vain and benefit The Lake District and tourist industry thereof.

LHA Projects

This event is absolutely unique as profits raised annually will be redirected back into projects that will directly benefit the hospitality industry in the area.   Long after the conclusion of the show the money raised will continue to help grow and evolve the industry on which the area is so reliant and will continue to promote the successes as a result of this.

LHA Values

To be environmentally aware and ensure all decisions are made with sustainability for the area in mind and the reduction of environmental impact.

To enhance visitor experience wherever possible through interaction with new and established business and directly with the visitor where possible.

To ensure that we do not compromise or expend our resources to focus on areas, markets and topics that are already being undertaken by other existing organisations and associations. Albeit supporting their focus when it is beneficial to our own is key.

LHA Mission

Our mission is to nurture and support events, businesses and organisations whose focus is increasing sustainable visitor numbers to The Lake District and thus benefiting local business as a whole. 


The Original Lakes Hospitality Trade Show

Proudly supporting the regions hospitality industry for over 50 years

As the regions original trade show, we are committed to ensuring all profits raised from our event are re-directed into promoting the county's hospitality sector.


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  • J36 Rural Auction Centre
  • Crooklands
  • Cumbria
  • LA7 7NU

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