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For more than 75 years, Licensed & Catering News (LCN) has been regarded as the voice of Northern Ireland’s hospitality, leisure and tourism industries.

First published in 1940, LCN is now regarded as the best and most reliable source of industry-specific information for the trades in Northern Ireland.

Published 11 times a year, this award-winning magazine contains in-depth interviews with high-profile local and national figures from the sector as well as news, analysis, business advice and photo spreads.

In January every year, LCN publishes its much sought-after Yearbook edition, a unique record of opinions and analyses garnered from those who are at the very top of their professions across hospitality, leisure and tourism in the province. This edition also features an up-to-date directory of business, trade organisations and drinks industry codes. And due to the Yearbook’s reference value, it is often retained throughout the rest of the year by those who work in the trades.

Published in busy newspaper-style, A3 format, LCN stands out from other publications, both in the physical sense and in terms of its rich and varied coverage.

Since 2009, the magazine, in conjunction with The Penton Group, has hosted the only comprehensive gala awards event for the hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors in Northern Ireland. Attended by hundreds of guests from across the trades as well as drinks companies, suppliers, trade groups and civic dignitaries, this outstanding evening is now a well-established feature of the hospitality social calendar in Northern Ireland, when we recognise and applaud he innovation, professionalism and grit of all those in the sector. Find out more at lcnawards.com