Bowland Experience

What is the Bowland Experience Limited?

Bowland Experience Limited (BEx for short!) has been formed as a commercial subsidiary of the charity, Champion Bowland.

BEx provides a long term framework for supporting and promoting the tourism businesses of the Forest of Bowland AONB area.

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 formerly The Bowland Tourism Environment Fund (BTEF) is a social enterprise charity which has been established to encourage tourism businesses, visitors, local communities and groups to work together in caring for the Forest of Bowland landscape. It objects are to:

  • promote, enhance, improve, protect and conserve the physical and natural environment and its natural beauty for the public benefit within the Forest of Bowland, 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB) and its environs ("the area of benefit"); and
  • advance the education of the public in the physical and natural environment and in particular the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment.