25 Jan 21
Ravenscroft became the principal partner of Premier League rugby club Bristol Bears as we celebrated bringing our UK businesses under the Ravenscroft brand.
The agreement, which is the largest in the Bear’s history, sees the Ravenscroft name on the new home, away and European jerseys for the 2020 / 2021 season. It came as Vartan Ravenscroft in Peterborough and Tees Investment Management Limited in Bishop’s Stortford rebranded to Ravenscroft and the company, whose chairman is Stephen Lansdown CBE, expanded its offering in the UK.
‘This is an exciting sponsorship for Ravenscroft and is a celebration of our commitment to grow our UK presence as we bring all of our offices under the Ravenscroft brand. The sponsorship also completes the circle of support with Ravenscroft chairman and owner of Bristol Sport Stephen Lansdown, who I have enjoyed a friendship with since he moved to Guernsey,’ said Ravenscroft group CEO Jon Ravenscroft.
‘Supporting the communities within which we operate is a key pillar of our ethos and it’s fantastic to align that to Bristol Bears’ vision of ‘inspiring community through rugby success’. The Ravenscroft team looks forward to engaging with the Bears, their fans and the wider business community.’
Bears chief executive Mark Tainton said: ‘We’re delighted to agree a partnership with Ravenscroft, which signals an exciting new chapter for Bristol Bears. Ravenscroft has built their success on integrity, exceptional customer service and a detailed knowledge of their industry. We share those values at the Bears as we strive to be a leader on and off the field.’
Bristol Sport managing director Mark Kelly added: ‘In challenging economic times, the commitment of Ravenscroft to Bristol Bears is a testament to their shared belief in the club’s vision. This is a partnership where we see a number of mutually beneficial opportunities and we look forward to working closely with Ravenscroft and its stakeholders going forward.’