Jane Parry, Managing Partner of PM+M (left), Stephen Anderson, Corporate Services Partner at PM+M (right).
Over the bank holiday weekend, PM+M were proud to be the headline sponsors of the second Blackburn Beer Festival, held at Blackburn Rugby Club.
In aid of Blackburn Youth Zone, the beer festival attracted over 1,100 people over the 3 days for a weekend of sport, live music and most importantly, beer! On top of being headline sponsors, PM+M took control of the bar on the Sunday afternoon, serving (and sampling) beers to droves of amateurs and fanatics.
It was also a historic weekend for Thwaites Brewery, who kindly donated the last ever barrels of Blackburn brewed Wainwrights. It should come as no surprise that it sold out within hours!
The festival raised over £30,000 for Blackburn Youth Zone. David Gorton, Senior Partner at PM+M and Chairman of the beer festival, said: “The Blackburn Beer Festival has quickly become a major entry in the calendar. An event which has 1000 happy customers, 300 delighted guests and raises £30,000 is fantastic for the town and for the Youth Zone. As chair of the organising committee I have been amazed at the depth of support and goodwill from the business community in arranging this and I am deeply grateful for the donations in kind, the attendance and particularly the funds raised. Special thanks are due to Thwaites for their help in set up and to BRUFC for being great hosts.”
Thanks also go to Daniel Hill, Marketing Assistant, for his help on the organising committee, staffing the bar on Sunday and for running the Blackburn Beer Festival Facebook page.
For more information about the beer festival and to see photos from this year’s event, visit www.blackburnbeerfestival.com or follow @BburnBeerFest on Twitter.