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Philbert & Sprout

Proud to be leading the Pride movement, Philbert frog and froglet Sprout’s lively rainbow design represents all the vibrant, diverse and colourful people of Stockport.

Proudly sponsored by The Holiday Inn Express, Stockport

The Holiday Inn Express Stockport is a smart hotel with free WiFi in the Stockport Exchange business district and ideally located next to Stockport station. Only 10 minutes by train from central Manchester, close to the M60 motorway and a short drive from Manchester International Airport (MAN), football fans can reach Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium or Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, in around half an hour by car.

Fancy a visit to the countryside? The Peak District National Park is a 30-minute drive away.

If you’re visiting on business, the hotel’s two fully equipped meeting rooms have space for up to 20 delegates, with hot buffet lunches available on request.
Guests enjoy an Express Start™ Breakfast included in the room rate, with high quality bedding and a choice of pillows and rooms with sofa beds for families. All bedrooms have Smart TVs, handy bedside USB ports and flexible workspaces. Food and drinks are available around the clock from the Express Café and Bar. If you’re heading out for the evening, there are plenty of independent restaurants and bars within a 10-minute walk.

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Lovingly created by Lucy Burgess

Born in Bramhall Stockport, upon leaving school Lucy went on to study Display and Exhibition design and had a creative career in visual merchandising. During a career break to bring up her children, much of Lucy’s time was spent painting. As a self- taught artist Lucy’s painting style has evolved over the years and more recently she has found a style that suits her best. Leaving her job in 2019 to work on her art full time was a massive decision but one Lucy doesn’t regret for a minute: “I am captivated by the history of Stockport and try to reflect this in my work, I truly believe that art should make you think, feel, and wonder and I try to embrace this idea when I work.”

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