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Festival hero honoured as a champion
8:00am Saturday 13th April 2013 in Local
A WYRE Forest solicitor has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to the popular Bewdley Festival.
Peter Hill, legal consultant at law firm MFG Solicitors, Kidderminster, has been recognised as a business champion by business charity Arts & Business for his commitment and dedication to the town’s annual 10-day arts festival.
The award was presented to Mr Hill through the Jaguar Land Rover-backed community campaign, which aims to highlight the support professionals within the private sector give to the arts and the local community.
MFG Solicitors has been supporting Bewdley Festival since it beganin1989, withMr Hill playing a key role as a patron and festival committee member.
Mr Hill, 66, said: “I am extremely honoured to be a 2013 Business Champion and feel very proud to have been recognised for my involvement with an event which continues to do so much for Bewdley.
“The volunteers behind Bewdley Festival have made so many remarkable achievements since 1991. Not onlyhas the festival helped support the local economy by bringing people into the town but they have attracted some amazing people and personalities, who have helped Bewdley to host some truly memorable events.
“I am proud to be part of the festival committee and along with my colleagues at MFG Solicitors, look forward to making a contribution for someyears to come.”
Roger Key, chairman of the Bewdley Festival, added: “Peter has been a marvellous ambassador and we are immensely grateful for his unflagging support – that’s why wenominatedhimas our business champion.”
Mr Key said local businesses could support this year’s festival through sponsorships and donations.
He added: “We hope to attract more volunteers and some household names again this year and are actively bringing on board sponsors for what will be our 26th year.”
The 2013 festival will run from October 11 to 20 and businesses interested in becoming sponsors, can ring 01299 404808 or email admin @bewdleyfestival.org.uk
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