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PR firm sponsors festival

By Mark Andrews | Wellington | Business | Published:

A Shropshire-based PR agency will promote one of the county's biggest events as part of a sponsorship deal.

Nathan Rous PR has agreed to act as sponsor for Wellington Arts Festival, and will handle all public relations activities.

The agency moved to new offices in Wellington earlier this year with the help of a town centre development grant from Telford & Wrekin Council.

The festival, which runs from May 4 to14, will see a range of free events happening across the town centre, from willow crafting to storytelling.

Nathan Rous, founder and director of the firm, said: “The move to our new Wellington office has given us a huge boost.

"In the four months that we have been here we have welcomed two new members of staff, launched a new hospitality offering called Mr Greenside and won a number of new clients.

“The arts festival is a perfect fit for us as we know only too well how important it is to make these events more accessible to even more people.

"So much work goes into bringing together such an impressive list of acts and workshops year after year and keeping it free to all. We are delighted to work with Wellington Town Council to tell even more people about it and introduce them to the Wellington Arts Festival.”

Wellington Arts Festival was founded in 1996 and now runs two week-long events each year, with 1,400 people attending in October 2018.

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Festival chairman and Mayor of Wellington, Cindy Mason-Morris, said the event was now the UK’s largest free access festival.

"The expertise, knowledge and passion of the staff at Nathan Rous PR will help to ensure that the festival continues to grow from strength to strength," she said.

"Already, we have greatly improved our social media platform and we have started to reach a greater and more diverse audience thanks to their advice and expert guidance”.

For more information see wellingtonartsfest.co.uk

Mark Andrews

By Mark Andrews
@MAndrews_Star

Senior news writer for the Shropshire Star specialising in in-depth features and commentary, investigative reporting and political matters.

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