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Accountancy firm HURST sponsors Stockport Pride as festival returns to town centre

Accounting and business advisory firm HURST has signed up as a sponsor of this summer’s Stockport Pride festival, which is taking place in-person for the first time since 2019.

The annual LGBTQ+ festival will be held at Stockport Market Place from 11am to 6pm on Sunday, July 31, with a range of entertainment and stalls including music, crafts and drag acts. The event is free to attend and is open to all.

A parade filling town centre streets with rainbows will take place during the day, It will begin on Bridgefield Street, a short distance from HURST’s headquarters in Tiviot Dale and will make its way to Suffragette Square, through Merseyway and on to the market place.

Stephen Bowyer, Stockport Pride’s chairperson, said: “It will be amazing to be able to hold our first event since the start of the pandemic, and the support of firms such as HURST is invaluable in helping the community and demonstrates a dedication to equality, diversity and inclusion.”

HURST chief executive Tim Potter said: “We’re an inclusive and diverse employer, and community groups which reflect these values are really important to us.

“We are delighted to support the Pride organisation with both sponsorship and attendance at what promises to be a fantastic and very enjoyable event.”

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