One of the world’s most famous banks, IKANO Bank, are demonstrating their support for regional sport in Nottingham at this year’s Nottingham Post Sports Awards as they confirm their association as category sponsors. The brand may have been established in Sweden more than 30 years ago, but the company have a strong link to Nottingham as it is home to their UK head office which was opened in 1994.
Nottingham is home to a plethora of famous sporting teams and individuals, and local sporting success can provide a boost to the entire local community. With this in mind, IKANO are the perfect sponsors of the ‘Community Award.’ Highlighting a group or individual that has made a particular impact on the community through their sporting exploits, IKANO’s Country Manager, Dan Joy, explained more:
“We recognise the immense sporting talent we have across our community and the huge effort and dedication it takes both on and off the field so when this category became available this year we jumped at it. It’s humbling to meet such talented sportspeople and this award in particular celebrates the unsung heroes of our community. From grassroots to elite athletes, sport is a great way of bringing people together and last year saw some fantastic nominations for this award, so we’re excited to see what this year brings and wish all the nominees the best of luck!”
Regional sport plays a vital role to many people throughout Nottingham, and Dan explained the other ways else IKANO contribute to the local sporting community. He said: “With Nottingham being the home of our UK business, and having been named England’s ‘Home of Sport’ in the past, it’s great for us to support the very best of local sporting talent and help inspire future generations. As headline sponsors of the IKANO Bank Robin Hood Marathon Events sport is extremely close to our hearts and we want to do all we can to encourage our co-workers and the local community to be more active. That’s why our continuing partnership with local legend Richard Whitehead MBE – Paralympic gold medallist and world record holder – is so important to us. Richard’s story is inspiring and can help anyone achieve any target in life.”
This year, the Nottingham Post Sports Awards take place on 25 October at the East Midlands Conference Centre. The event will see people of all ages, and from a wide range of different sports come together in celebration of their successes from grass roots level, to professionals. 15 different award categories are on offer at the ceremony including awards for individuals, teams and clubs.
Nominations for the awards are now open and to nominate for one of the coveted awards, visit www.nottinghampostsportsawards.co.uk
For more information on this year’s awards, get in touch with Devon Coverdale at event organisers, Champions (UK) plc by calling 08453 31 30 31 or email firstname.lastname@example.org