Bowland Experience Limited is a network that supports like-minded businesses to develop and promote the sustainable tourism opportunities within the Forest of Bowland. Its aims are:
• To work collaboratively to ensure businesses in the area deliver social, economic and environmental benefit, while at the same time enhancing visitor experiences
• To enable related businesses across the AONB to connect and share ideas and good practice
• To provide opportunities to develop and promote sustainable experiences, activities and products for visitors linked with the Forest of Bowland AONB brand
Bowland Experience Limited (BEx for short!) has been formed as a commercial subsidiary of the charity, Champion Bowland.
BEx is the lead organisation in two major projects to enhance tourism within the AONB for both visitors and businesses these are.
The company has been formed as a "Company Limited by Guarantee". This means that the members of the company, instead of owning shares, agree to guarantee its debts, limited to £1 per member. In every other respect it is just like any other limited company and has the same powers, rights and responsibilities. Any profits made by BEx will go to BTEF to support its charitable purposes.
The company's directors are local tourism operators: Jon Beavan (Dalesbridge Centre) Robert Gardner (Bleasdale Cottages), Edwina Miller (Cobble Hey Farm and Gardens), Barrie Tyrer (B.P.Tyrer Web Design), Margaret Wright (Cobden Farm B&B) and Mike Pugh. Its registered office is YDMT, The Old Post Office, Main Street, Clapham, LA2 8DP and Company number 6994972.
Champion Bowland is a small charity which works to enhance the outstanding landscape of the Forest of Bowland AONB. It provides easily accessible small grants for local projects which benefit the environment, local communities and visitors.
Champion Bowland raises funds from visitor donations, charitable activities and other sources. It also benefits from any profits earned by Bowland Experience.