Studio (Express Gifts ltd.) are an Accrington based, international company, striving to help the community around them and urging other businesses to join forces.

Established in 1962 with humble beginnings, Studio started selling paper products through a mail-order catalogue. Evolving quickly, they now have over 40,000 online items, offer a multi-channel retail service and specialise in personalised item.

Studio turn over more than £300 million and have 1.8 million customers, employing up to 2400 people in peak periods. The link with the cricket club will bring numerous benefits to the company: brand awareness, business connections, being a part of the wider community.

Charlotte Simpson, Internal Communications Manager, and Mike Leyland, IT & Change Director, both from Studio, attended the official launch of the new sponsors on Wednesday 6th June alongside Property Shop – sponsors of the shirts and naming rights for the grounds, now named Property Shop Arena.

Rod Kenyon, Chairman of Accrington Cricket Club said:

“We are so grateful to anyone who sponsors a sign here at the Property Shop Arena, the money goes on essential things and it was especially nice to see a big business, like studio, supporting a small club. We are hoping by big businesses leading the way, the smaller local businesses will also get involved and we can all have a closer working relationship, promoting each other and staying connected.”

Mike Leyland, IT & Change Director at Studio, said:

“It is our pleasure to sponsor a sign at our local cricket club. We are based in Accrington and feel it’s really important to give back to our local community. I hope other businesses see this and also make the decision to get involved. If we all come together it really can make a huge difference. With Property Shop sponsoring the naming rights and shirts too we can’t wait to see what this season brings for the club.”

The new sponsors were joined by David Lloyd (Bumble) at the launch on Wednesday. He comm


“Studio is a local company and we’re absolutely delighted that they’ve got involved – they’ve put their brass in to the cricket club and it’ll be great!”

Accrington Cricket Club is seeing a transformation this season and is sure to be a huge hit over the coming season with local residents, youth and business leaders all getting involved.

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