On Thursday 28th June, at the #AmazingAccrington business leaders meeting held at their premises, Studio announced their three-year deal to sponsor the forthcoming family stand at Accrington Stanley Football Club.

Paul Kendrick, Managing Director at Studio, commented: “We are really excited to be sponsoring the family stand at the football club, it’ll be fabulous! The club are doing amazingly well at the moment and to be able to support the club and the community is really important to Studio. Our primary aim with regards to this sponsorship is to engage with the local community – to show them that we are supportive of redevelopment within the borough. We can’t wait to see the finished family stand.”

Studio (Express Gifts Ltd.) are a thriving Accrington based company, striving to support other local businesses and sports clubs.

Established in 1962, Studio are now turning over £400 million, supply to 1.8 million customers and employ 2,400 people in peak periods. They are the also a part of Findel PLC – a British home shopping platform – becoming the largest company within the group. They hope that forging a link with the football club will help bring connections and engagements with the local community.

Studio opted to launch their three-year stand sponsorship at the most recent #AmazingAccrington meeting. Paul said: “The #AmazingAccrington initiative is to encourage the youth of today to stay in the borough tomorrow so we thought it was pivotal to share this news at an event that reflects not only our desire for this town to succeed, but also to show people in Accrington that there are reasons to stay here right on their doorstep. We are keen to raise practice and encourage more recruitment locally, to assist our ongoing planned expansion as we transform to a leading digital value retailer.”

Accrington Stanley Football Club is seeing a huge £1.5million transformation over the coming months with the family stand set to be finished in November, after winning League Two last season and being promoted to League One. Studio have been thanked by the club for their sponsorship support. Andy Holt, Majority Shareholder of Accrington Stanley, said:

“Any support is welcome, of course, but it’s always that little bit more special when it comes from local businesses. We hope that the new stand will encourage more visitors and will, in turn, increase footfall in Accrington. It’s all about supporting one another, businesses coming together, engaging with the community and working together for the good of the town.”

Daniel Bowerbank, Commercial Manager, added: “We are delighted as a club that our new family stand sponsor is yet another local community business who is, once again, proud to be supporting their local club. We are looking long-term in working with our new stand sponsors Studio.co.uk and with the new stand giving the club the opportunities to encourage more families to watch Accrington Stanley live in action. Following the meeting with Studio.co.uk and to fit into their business plans and objectives over the next three years the deal was reached for them to sponsor our new look family stand.”

For more information about Studio visit: www.studio.co.uk

For more information about Accrington Stanley Football Club visit www.accringtonstanley.co.uk