DIY SOS TV appeal answered by Nelson firm

DIY Sos Sovereign (s)
DIY Sos Sovereign (s)

Sovereign Group received signed photographs from Nick Knowles and the BBC DIY SOS team to thank them for helping with their latest Big Build event.

Nelson-based Sovereign, one of the UK’s largest and longest established window and door manufacturers and installers, were contacted by the DIY SOS team to help with their recent project.

DIY SOS Nelson (s)

DIY SOS Nelson (s)

They were breathing life into a derelict street in East Manchester and creating homes and a support centre for war veterans.

It was the biggest build to date for the popular BBC One series which involved transforming 62 homes across two streets

In a first-of-its-kind partnership, the project brought together Manchester City Council, charities Walking with the Wounded and Haig Housing and Adactus Housing Groups – along with a huge amount of time, expertise, materials and supplies donated by volunteer contractors one of which was Sovereign.

“Nick Knowles has personally sent thanks to the company, in particular MD Frances Austin, by way of a personalised voice message,” said Sovereign’s Mike Ferguson, with the company, established in 1973, based at Vale Street Mill.

The Big Reveal event was also attended by Princes William and Harry

Sovereign’s Mike Ferguson

“We also recently received sent some signed photos thanking us for the donating the products and our services.

“The Big Reveal event was also attended by Princes William and Harry.”

The DIY SOS Veteran Special will be broadcast in two parts on the BBC at 8pm on both October 14th and 21st.