REDDITCH company Fly By Nite has been awarded £586,000 as part of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

The business, established in 1990, transports production equipment for touring bands, theatre and exhibition companies to locations across the UK, Europe and North Africa.

Based at the Lakeside Industrial Estate, the company operates a fleet of Daff trucks, as well as an arena-sized rehearsal space for performing artists.

Over the years, Fly By Nite has worked with world famous acts including Madonna, Stormzy and Kaiser Chiefs.

They will now be getting a share of £1.57 billion in government funding to boost the cultural sector following the Covid crisis.

Reacting to the news on Twitter, Redditch MP Rachel Maclean said: "Absolutely delighted Redditch will benefit from the Culture Recovery Fund.

"Fly By Nite, who have worked with acts such as Madonna & Stormzy, has been awarded £586,000.

"This funding will help our cultural sector bounce back from the impact of the pandemic."