Supporting a 2018 campaign by Northumberland County Council to attract more visitors to England’s most Northerly county during the Great Exhibition of the North.

www.greatnorthumberland.co.uk is the site which supports a 2018 campaign by Northumberland County Council to attract more visitors to England’s most Northerly county during the Great Exhibition of the North which is taking place in Newcastle/Gateshead this Summer. It features core events led by Great Northumberland, the majority of which are family-friendly and free and it also features events added by venues across Northumberland. Its purpose is to showcase the arts and culture on offer in Northumberland and make it easy for people to plan their summer or weekends in the county.


What was the inspiration behind the website

Great Northumberland is inspired by the Great Exhibition of the North, we wanted to create a friendly, fun and accessible site that allows people to explore everything there is to see, do and take part in across Northumberland.

When did you launch the site?

26 April 2018.

What are your greatest challenges?

Keeping up with the demand! Hundreds of venues across Northumberland are adding events for approval every week, we are averaging 140 a week - which all require copy editing, image sourcing and fact checking before publishing on the site!


Please recommend a website and / or app that helps you promote your site

Squarespace in this instance!

Do you have a favourite business podcast?

Invisibilia, it’s not strictly business, but it explores big ideas that are inspiring and could be applied to business.

What is the best piece of digital advice you've been given in regards to your showcasing or running your business online?

Don’t cut corners!

What is your motto?

It’s more of a quote: “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” John F. Kennedy

July 2018