Bruton Knowles tackles Tigers’ sponsorship
From left to right: Jessica Elbeck, Women’s 1st Team Captain at Cheltenham Tigers; Dorian Wragg, Head of Commercial at Bruton Knowles; James Bailey, Managing Partner at Bruton Knowles; Steve Ratcliffe, Chairman at Cheltenham Tigers and James Hillier, Men’s 1st Team Captain.
Property consultants Bruton Knowles has stepped forward to be the largest commercial sponsor to date for Cheltenham Tigers Rugby Club.
Steve Ratcliffe is Chairman at the Cheltenham Tigers: “We are delighted that a business the size of Bruton Knowles has stepped forward to sponsor the club at such a high level – it has really prompted renewed interest in all our sponsorship opportunities including from smaller businesses happy to be involved and sponsor an individual player. This new sponsorship deal, especially on the back of recent developments at the club, has marked a fantastic start to the season for us.”
Cheltenham Tigers has recently installed a new Rugby 365 floodlit Artificial Grass Pitch at its Newlands Park home and invested in extensive new changing facilities that now match most clubs, outside the Premiership.
James Bailey is Managing Partner at Bruton Knowles: “As a business, rugby is our passion, across all 12 of our offices. This season, our intention is to adopt the sport more formally and build a nationwide sponsorship programme that will support rugby across the neighbourhoods that we work and live in – from a local children’s tag team just starting out, to a Colts team that needs that extra funding to a Ladies team that needs help to shout about their success or to a club like Cheltenham Tigers that can spread funds raised across all those areas and remain an vital hub in the heart of its community.”
Dorian Wragg is Head of Commercial at Bruton Knowles and is based at the firm’s Gloucester headquarters: “We have been involved with Cheltenham Tigers over the last few years and have built a great relationship with the team, so when we were looking for a local club to sponsor, Cheltenham Tigers was our first choice. It has been amazing to watch the impact recent investments have made to the club and we are looking forward to the season – both as sponsors and supporters.”