Accrington Stanley FC held a moving Remembrance Day service to mark the opening of the new Memorial Garden at the Wham Stadium, a cause close to the club and supporter’s hearts. The memorial garden was a project funded by the Official Accrington Stanley Supporters Trust who raised over £30,000 to allow the build to go ahead.

To commemorate Remembrance Day, the club invited in members of the Accrington branch of the Royal British Legion. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 regulations, members of the public were not allowed to attend, so Scott Dawson Advertising were commissioned to capture the moving event on video for the club.

The club also welcomed Piper Paul Burns, who is Deputy Head at St Andrew’s Primary School in Oswaldtwistle, standard bearers and a bugler to play the Last Post to the Memorial Garden for the tribute on Sunday. Accrington Pipe Band is the oldest civilian pipe band in the United Kingdom and reputedly the world, formed in 1885. A wreath was laid by Gary De Maine on behalf of the Official Accrington Stanley Supporters’ Trust.

Following the release of the outstanding video, there was national interest in the footage from the event, which led to it being included in the Sky Sports news coverage alongside footage of the national teams paying their respects, and also Granada News.

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Burnley Business Scott Dawson Advertising Is Stepping Up Production to Keep Retail & Manufacturing Staff Safe from Coronavirus as they Return to Work

The Government has issued guidance for all businesses on Covid 19 working practices. Scott Dawson Advertising has a kit to help organisations maintain social distancing rules.

Public health officials are advising the nation to keep 2 metres apart at all times. This is because the coronavirus is thought to be spread by water droplets in coughs and sneezes. By keeping your distance as much as possible you can significantly reduce your chances of infection.

That’s why Scott Dawson Advertising Ltd (SDA), based in Burnley, has created Covid-19 Retail and Business Social Distancing Kits. Everybody wants to help the nation get through the coronavirus health crisis, but sometimes you just need a reminder to maintain social distancing.

Having brightly coloured signage around business and retail outlets goes a long way to reminding people to keep a reasonable distance.

The kits include:

  • 4 x A4 posters
  • 1 x A3 poster
  • 1 x banner
  • 20 x window stickers
  • 1 x floor graphic
  • 1 x A board
  • 1 x pull up banner
  • 1 x sneeze guard

These items can also be purchased separately as required and free local delivery is offered to businesses.

Zahida Shamim, Account Director of Scott Dawson Advertising commented:

“With the country getting back to work, business need to be prepared for new working arrangements. Simply keeping your distance is enough to save lives and protect the NHS, and with these Covid-19 protection kits, that’s what trying to achieve – we have had a massive uplift in supply of these kits both locally and nationally with larger companies wanting bespoke items which we can do all inhouse”.

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Lotus- Stephen worked in the marketing department at Lotus, learning the value of creative thinking and taking an unconventional approach. He also gained experience in the service department, preparing factual analysis of issues for the service manager.

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Product Development Manager at Crown Paints- Stephen lead the product and pack development single-handedly for this large national brand.

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Charlotte Scheffmann, Assistant Principal at Accrington and Rossendale College said:

“Stephen has been a hugely valuable asset for us during 2018. Working with us at the college 4 mornings a week he has changed the culture of the way we operate, navigating us towards a commercial focus, introducing new initiatives and mentoring staff.

He has driven our apprentice recruitment and has consistently worked with enthusiasm. From ghost writing reports for senior management to events and increasing our restaurant turnover by a factor of 10, Stephen has been essential to us as a business throughout 2018 and given us that gear change, we needed.”

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Murray Dawson, Managing Director at Scott Dawson Advertising said:

“We have been hiring Stephen out as an extension of our marketing services at SDA, when a client has a need for an interim marketing or special ops commercial director. We have seen great success as it dovetails with our existing services.

Stephen is ideally positioned to take any business to the next level, with over 30 years’ extensive experience in innovative roles for a large variety of industries and companies. Focussed on driving new business, implementing a commercial focus and bringing effective public relations to a company – Stephen’s passion and expertise as an Interim Director is of huge benefit to any businesses – be that for change or to develop an expansion strategy.”

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