Mayoral recognition for ‘unending support of town centre businesses’ presented to Blackburn BID

Blackburn BID is proud to have been presented with an award from the outgoing Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen for its services to local businesses during the outbreak.

Blackburn BID, an organisation which supports over 750 businesses within Blackburn town centre, was honoured to be acknowledged for its tireless work ensuring businesses were given all the latest updates, information and support during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Councillor Jim Shorrock, who has just completed his year as Mayor, presented the Blackburn BID certificate “for services to the unending support of town centre businesses during adverse times.”

The award was also in recognition of help and support for the Morphgate Festival last summer, to ensure it was an outstanding success.

Councillor Shorrock said: “It’s time to say thank you, and virtually present some Mayoral Award Certificates to those whom the Mayoress, Consort and I feel deserve some recognition for outstanding service to the Borough during the past year.”

During his year as Mayor he has attended 331 engagements, gained 1,400 Twitter followers and has raised money for four chosen charities – THOMAS, Derian House Children’s Hospice, Every Action Has Consequences and Youth Action.

Catherine Price, Blackburn BID Manager, said: “I would like to personally thank the Mayor, Mayoress and Consort for their continued support throughout the last 12 months. They have attended countless events that we have run or supported in the town centre and this award was completely unexpected. We would like to wish him all the very best for the future.”

Nicola Clayton, Chair of Blackburn BID, added: “We are really proud to receive this award in recognition of the support we’ve been providing for Blackburn town centre businesses and we are very grateful to the Mayor, Mayoress and Consort for this and all their support during their Mayoral year.”

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