Businesses support 950th celebrations open-air film night

Phil Upton, managing director of Purple Creative.

Two local businesses are collaborating to support Richmond’s 950th birthday celebrations by sponsoring an open-air family film night.

Managed IT services provider razorblue and Aske-based digital agency, Purple Creative, sponsoring the event jointly.

Phil Upton, managing director of Purple Creative, is helping to organise the 950th celebrations.

Hesaid: “We have worked with razorblue for over eight years now, who provide the cloud servers we use to host our websites as well as the technology infrastructure to the office complex here at Aske.

“It is great to come together with a fellow local business to support our community in this way, and we are looking forward to a great evening.”

The outdoor cinema will take place at Aske, adjacent to the office complex, and will feature ales from Richmond Brewing Company and food from Granny’s Kitchen and Cross View Tearooms.

Guests will enjoy a film chosen by community vote, which was A Knight’s Tale.

Mark Wilkinson, commercial director at razorblue, said: “We’re excited to support this event, not least because many of our staff are from this fantastic area, myself and our CEO, Dan Kitchen included.

“We believe in the power of community and are lucky to have our head office somewhere which is not only a great place to grow up and raise a family, but also a thriving hub for business and tourism.”

For more information on the 950th celebration events, click here.