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Two more local firms join Burton Chamber as patrons

Two more local businesses have joined the Burton and District Chamber of Commerce as patrons.

Burton Albion Football Club and Hardy Signs join BritSec and Growth Partners in the Chamber’s top tier of membership.

Nicknamed the ‘Brewers’, Burton Albion play at the Pirelli Stadium in Princess Way, on the outskirts of the town. The team is managed by former Manchester United star Nigel Clough, son of legendary Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough.

The club is currently competing in the in Sky Bet League One, but in recent times had risen as high as the Championship, the second tier of English football.

Fleur Robinson, Albion’s commercial director, said:

“The football club is an important part of the local economy and we work actively with businesses in the area to use the powerful brand of football and of Burton Albion to the benefit of all of our partners.

"Our engagement with the Chamber can only further our aims to be fully connected and active in the local business economy and to work alongside other members for the promotion of the area as a great place to do business."

Established by its managing director, Nik Hardy, in 1993, Hardy Signs is a national and international leading signage firm based in The Maltsters in Wetmore Road, Burton.

Nik is in his second term as president of Burton and District Chamber of Commerce, taking up the role in 2018.

The firm has a wide portfolio of physical and digital signage solutions, including project management, installation, maintenance, content creation and system management work.

Hardy Signs have worked with a number of big businesses and organisations including Selfridges Birmingham, Muller, Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Barton Marina and the National Memorial Arboretum.

Nik said:

“Establishing Hardy Signs as a patron of the Burton and District Chamber is the culmination of many years as a member organisation.

“As a company we have found the division and the wider Greater Birmingham Chambers an invaluable source of business support.

“I have the pleasure of steering the Burton and District Chamber as president – a role in which I am fortunate enough to engage with a growing business community on a daily basis.

“Hardy Signs has enjoyed an extended period of growth and success which is due in no small part to the positive impact a chamber membership can offer.

“As a patron, we welcome the opportunity to fly the flag and further spread the positive message across the region and beyond."

Chris Plant, divisional director of Burton and District Chamber of Commerce, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Burton Albion football club and Hardy Signs to the Chamber as patrons.

“I have personally worked very closely with these two organisations, and they have both long been fantastic advocates, supporters and members of the Chamber.

“They both represent the bright, interesting and exciting businesses which exist in Burton, demonstrating how the area is rich in organisations that are making an impact locally, nationally and internationally.

“The Chamber is now looking forward to working with Burton Albion and Hardy Signs as its new patrons, furthering its relationship with these two stellar organisations.”

Pictured: Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) representatives and Growth Partners welcome Hardy Signs and Burton Albion to patronageBack row (from left) - Helen Bates, chief financial officer at GBCC, Chris Plant, director of Burton and District Chamber of Commerce, Mandy Canny, director of membership at GBCCFront row (from left) - Major Grewal, head of business development (Midlands) at Growth Partners, Fleur Robinson and Nik Hardy 


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