As a part of their initiative to engage with the local community, Studio have stepped up to sponsor the Bravery Award at this year’s 2BR Local Hero Awards.

Studio (Express Gifts Ltd.) are a thriving Accrington based company that is striving to improve connections with the local community, as well as forming links with local businesses and people. Established in 1962, the company is now turning over £400 million annually, supplying to 1.8 million customers and employing 2400+ people in peak periods – one of the largest employers in the borough. They want to reap and share the benefits of their ever-expanding business.

The 2BR Local Hero Awards is an annual event that recognises the brilliant and inspirational people of Lancashire – be that in a time of need, achieving something incredible, or by making Lancashire a better place. The event takes place on Thursday 11th October at the Mechanics in Burnley.

Paul Kendrick, Managing Director at Studio, commented:

“We feel it’s important to get involved with the local community and this seemed like the perfect way to do so. We are incredibly proud to be an Accrington-based company and want to give back to the town that has given so much to us. The Bravery Award is given to someone who has shown guts in a difficult situation. We’ve faced many a challenge as a growing business and, though in entirely different circumstances, it felt fitting to sponsor an award that recognises someone overcoming hurdles.”

Simon Brierley, Managing Director at 2BR, commented:

“We are thankful to all of our sponsors. Without businesses like Studio contributing towards the event through sponsorship, it wouldn’t be possible. It’s thanks to our sponsors that the awards are able to go ahead and we can recognise, honour and award people in the borough who are doing great things.”

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