BAL – market leaders in full tiling solutions – have lent their support to part-time tiler and strongman Steven Stevens.
26 year-old Steven from Blackpool is currently preparing for the Monsters Ball Strongman Competition in August.
Steven will compete in iconic strongman events such as the Atlas Stones, Log Lift and Tyre Flips against strongmen from across the UK.
Steven, who is also living with Ulcerative Colitis – a chronic condition causing inflammation of the colon – has been hard in training lifting 120kg logs, flipping 400kg tyres and bench pressing 200kg as he aims to eventually join the senior men in competition.
BAL are supporting Steven with branded training and competition gear which he will wear at the events he is taking part in throughout the year.
Steven said: “I’m a BAL Partner through BAL’s YOU+BAL programme and always use BAL gear on jobs, so I thought it would be great to promote BAL at strongman events across the UK.
“BAL are a great company and their products are brilliant to work with, so I’m delighted that they have agreed to sponsor me.
“I’ve really stepped up my training in the last couple of months as I work towards my next competition and I’m feeling really confident that I can do myself justice.
“My ultimate goal is to one day compete in the UK’s Strongest Man competition. Last year I competed in the UK’s Strongest Man novice competition, and it was a really valuable experience.”
Alex Underwood, head of marketing at BAL, said: “Steven is renowned for his strength and flex – just like our products – so sponsoring him was a natural fit!
“It’s great to be able to support one of our partners like this and we look forward to following his strongman training and competitions throughout the year!”
BAL will be following Steven throughout the year and reporting on his training and achievements – and you can follow Steve’s exploits on Twitter @SteStevens or through @BALTiling.