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Oswestry tourism group prepares to launch new Ambassador scheme.
Oswestry Borderland Tourism has been awarded funding to create Oswestry’s first Ambassador scheme. Similar to the Wales Ambassadors, this will be the first version to be launched in England.
This scheme is a free and fun way for people to learn more about the area they live in and its history and heritage. Potential ambassadors complete online modules until they are awarded bronze, silver or gold status. They then become Oswestry Ambassadors. Anyone can join the scheme, but it will be especially useful for any businesses and their staff which welcome visitors.
Lee Lucks, chairman of OBT says: “We are delighted to be piloting the first of these schemes in England. Denbighshire launched the first one and now other parts of Wales are also taking part. Having seen its popularity in Wales, we were keen to get involved and create an Oswestry version. We have been fortunate to receive grant funding to create the web site from the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG), which is Government funding from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to aid business recovery and OBT will be recruiting a new member of staff to help research and set up the web site.”
Vice Chairman, Graham Mitchell explained more: “This is an opportunity for anyone to get to know more about Oswestry’s culture, history and heritage, and we hope that businesses will encourage their staff to take part so that they can share their knowledge with visitors. It is all about creating a more enjoyable day out or holiday in Oswestry that will encourage people to come back or stay longer and that is so important as we recover from the
“We expect the scheme to go live early in 2022 and are looking for someone with a curiosity about our culture, history and heritage to work with us on a part time basis to create the content for the web site.”
Anyone who wants to more about the scheme or who would like to apply for the job can find out more at https://tinyurl.com/Ambassador-Oswestry