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The Great British Sewing Bee's Patrick Grant to showcase new Community Label at BOBNorth

Thursday, 3rd March 2016

The Best of Britannia (BOB) team is delighted to announce that British fashion designer Patrick Grant and popular judge from BBC Two’s The Great British Sewing Bee, will be showcasing his new Community range to the public for the first time at BOBNorth (12-13 March) in Preston.

Commenting on this announcement Patrick Grant said: "I am delighted to be showcasing the first samples from my new Community range at the BOB North event in Lancashire. Best of Britannia share my 100% commitment to bringing manufacturing pride back to this country and with all of my product being made at the Cookson & Clegg factory in Blackburn, BOB North is the natural place to put it in front of the public for the first time”

Patrick Grant bought the clothing company Cookson & Clegg based in Blackburn, Lancashire in October 2015. Not only did he save the historic clothing company he announced major expansion plans and created 30 jobs and apprenticeships for young people in the local area.

Friday 11 March, is a preview day for press and media, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March are open to the general public with shopping positively encouraged!  Buy your ticket in advance for just £4, includes a free cocktail or bottled beer, available now from

BOB North will showcase the best in contemporary British design and manufacturing featuring a host of inspiring brands, of the highest quality, from across the North of England and beyond.

Creative Lancashire will be bringing a host of hot new local designers and makers to the show and University of Central Lancashire will be introducing some creative superstars of the future, in a showcase featuring work created by students past and present.

Speaking about BOB, non-executive Director, renowned designer, Wayne Hemingway MBE said, “As a born and bred Lancastrian, I was delighted to have opened the inaugural BOB North in 2015. The quality of the produce on show was wonderful and it is great that the event is returning to Preston to continue to provide a focus for celebrating the creative and manufacturing force of the region”

Businesses interested in exhibiting at BOB North should contact Director, Joe Pidgeon on Tel: 07557 375500 for more information or visit

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