Venture Insurance named as Bristol Rugby shirt sponsor
By RupertJ | Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 10:05
Venture Insurance Brokers Ltd has beaten 43 other local companies to become a corporate sponsor of Bristol Rugby's new shirt.
Ian Burgess (left) and Graham White (right) of Venture Insurance, with George Watkins of Bristol Rugby
Bristol-based Venture Insurance was one of 44 companies to enter the club's Championship Club prize draw in May, in the 125th anniversary season of Bristol Rugby.
And Venture Insurance was the lucky winner of the prize draw, being rewarded with branding on the home and away special edition matchday shirts, as well as receiving corporate entertainment packages during the season.
A further four companies, including three local firms and one with an office in the city, won prizes ranging from shorts branding to player sponsorship.
Venture Insurance, a business insurance broker which has its offices in Clifton, is a relatively new business though the team have over 120 years experience – the founders determination to provide genuinely independent advice, combined with modern systems, gives their clients an edge when it comes to their business insurance.
The company is also a long-term player sponsor of winger George Watkins, who has scored 41 tries for Bristol Rugby in 87 appearances and has been top try scorer for the past three seasons.
Graham White, Director of Venture Insurance Brokers Ltd, said: "We're long-term supporters of Bristol Rugby and delighted to feature on the matchday shirt ahead of the 125th commemorative season.
"We wish Bristol Rugby every success both on and off the field ahead of the new campaign.
"It's a real fillip for us to be on the shirts and in terms of business, it's a great way to become known to a whole new raft of like-minded potential clients."
Suzanne Roper, Commercial Director at Bristol Rugby, said: "The Championship Club prize draw has experienced huge growth in the past few seasons – we're grateful to every business that supports Bristol Rugby and takes part.
"We're delighted for Venture Insurance Brokers Ltd who have been loyal supporters of the Club. The prize draw is a great opportunity to win branding and hospitality at the Memorial Stadium."