A huge thank you to our partners

Our food and drink festival wouldn’t be what it is without the support of valued sponsors and partners.

Bolton at Home is a social housing provider, charitable community benefit society and proud sponsor of Bolton Food and Drink Festival.

We work to make our tenants and residents lives better through quality affordable homes, opportunities to prosper, and help to save and gain money.

We support the festival because it showcases Bolton’s vibrancy, encourages people to try new things and strengthens community spirit.

All year-round, it’s crucial that we support and partner with a range of local charities and voluntary organisations who are working hard with dedication, skill and experience to address issues affecting communities in and around Bolton. These include homelessness.

According to government figures, almost 100,000 households in England were homeless at the beginning of the year. And there were 7,060 more households living in temporary accommodation at the beginning of 2021 compared to the end of 2019.

We recognise homeless is a major issue nationally, regionally and locally. It’s why we’re a guardian and supporter of Backup, formerly known as Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme.

We’ve donated our festival stall area to our Backup colleagues for their coffee van to raise funds for their housing and support services for homeless young people in Bolton. Please support them if you can.

Through their passionate staff, the team provides a safe and stable place for young people to develop their confidence and life skills enabling independence.

We’re proud to work with Backup to ensure people can positively move-on and into permanent accommodation.

We’re Carrs Pasties, a third generation family business and we have been baking  pasties for the people of Bolton since 1938. We focus on quality and use the best, locally sourced ingredients.

 We’ve got three shops in the town, our Original Shop on Halliwell Road, our Bakery Shop on Manchester Road, and our Market Place Shop at the Market Place Shopping Centre but we have plenty of trade customers who sell our pasties across the north west too.

We also offer a local delivery service, Click & Collect service and a nationwide delivery service. So whenever you need us, we’re always there. The Bolton Food and Drink Festival is our favourite weekend of the year and we are proud to be a part of it once again.

We are CityFibre, the third largest national digital infrastructure builder in the UK, installing Full Fibre broadband in towns and cities across the country including Bolton. We believe the full version is always better. That’s why we’re building a new Full Fibre network in your area, giving you access to the best internet from a choice of broadband providers. For updates on our build and to register your interest, go to:

Delivering quality, unique and highly creative signage, display, point of sale and campaign products, Impression makes an impact for our UK-wide clients. Working alongside clients including well-known retailers, businesses, local authorities and education providers, our end-to-end design, print and installation services attract attention, increasing footfall, sales and brand awareness.   

From consultancy that develops creative concepts, to professional design, manufacture at our Bolton workshop and installation nationwide, our work – including bespoke interiors, internal and external signage, unique props and complete campaign rollouts – engages, inspires and excites audiences.

New for 2021, our Impression eco range comprises 100% sustainable, carbon-neutral and PVC-free materials, supporting clients’ environmentally-aware brand values.

Based in Bolton and proud to be part of the Bolton Family, Impression’s signage, outreach signage, unique props and print can be seen throughout the Festival and we’re excited to see the return of the event for 2021!