A SHROPSHIRE legal firm with offices in Oswestry has signed up to partner Visit Shropshire and help promote county as a tourist destination.

The partnership will enable Lanyon Bowdler to support members of Visit Shropshire, the official destination organisation for Shropshire and will become one of the recommended partners for the association.

Visit Shropshire project Lead Mark Hooper believes the county's heritage is behind the partnership and thanked Lanyon Bowdler for getting involved.

“Shropshire is such a wonderful destination with its rich and diverse heritage, its arts festivals and cultural activities, and its retail opportunities," he said.

"I’m very pleased to see Visit Shropshire and Lanyon Bowdler coming together to help support our visitor economy during one of the hardest years for the sector.

“Visit Shropshire have been working with corporate solicitor Mark Tromans during the past months on the formation of the new tourism association and are delighted to announce this strategic marketing partnership with Lanyon Bowdler, especially at this most crucial time for the visitor economy.

“Visit Shropshire is a rapidly changing and expanding organisation with much more of a national marketing remit than ever before, supporting both the county and market towns within Shropshire with marketing campaigns, among other things.

“This arrangement is the first strategic partnership ever agreed for the newly-branded tourism association – we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with all at Lanyon Bowdler.”

“We at Lanyon Bowdler recognise the value of tourism and hospitality to the local economy, and we are pleased to be supporting such an important part of Shropshire’s infrastructure”, says Lanyon Bowdler’s marketing director, Amanda Jones.

To become a Visit Shropshire partner, contact Mark at mark@visitshropshire.co.uk