New Trustee at Blackburn Empire Theatre given “Stamp of Approval”.

Blackburn Empire Theatre is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Sears as a Trustee and Board Member of the charity. With his extensive leadership experience and longstanding commitment to the theatre, Mark brings valuable expertise to enhance the Theatre’s governance and strategic direction.

Mark Sears, the CEO of Heritage Envelopes, has dedicated 35 years to the local company, starting as a Machine Adjuster and working his way up to his current position as CEO of the UK & Ireland division. Under his leadership, Heritage Envelopes has experienced remarkable growth, expanding operations and diversification of the product range to include paper bread bags alongside envelope production. They produce an astounding 7 million bread bags a week!

In addition to his business accomplishments, Mark has been a devoted supporter of Blackburn Empire Theatre for the past two decades. Recognising his passion and valuable contributions, the theatre was thrilled to ask him to join the board.

“I am honoured and excited to join Blackburn Empire Theatre as a Trustee and Board Member,” said Mark. “Having been a long-time sponsor of the Theatre, it is a privilege to have the opportunity to contribute more actively to its ongoing success. I am committed to working closely with the talented team at the Theatre to further enhance its reputation as a cultural gem in Blackburn.”

Blackburn Empire Theatre has a rich history and is dedicated to providing exceptional live entertainment & arts to the local community. It is also the home of many of Blackburn’s amateur arts’ organisations, including Blackburn Drama Club, Blackburn Musical Theatre Company, Blackburn Gilbert and Sullivan Society, along with thriving youth dance and drama schools.

Speaking about his appointment, Board Member, Howard Jones said: “We are thrilled to welcome Mark as a Trustee and Board Member at Blackburn Empire Theatre. Mark’s extensive experience in business leadership and his genuine passion for the Theatre make him a perfect fit for the charity. We look forward to working together to shape the future of the Theatre.”

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