Representing industries of all kinds, from legal through to retail, the business sponsors that come together to support the Nottingham Post Sports Awards are always impressive.
2018 is no different and already we have seen several fantastic new sponsors backing the event – one of which is Southwell Racecourse & Golf Club.
The venue is the fourth busiest racecourse in the country and includes all-weather and jumps racing. Away from the racing, the venue also boasts an 18-hole course open to both recreational and official tournaments.
A prominent and hugely popular sporting venue, their sponsorship of these local sports awards is a perfect fit for the business. And, it is the Service to Sport Award which has caught their attention – a category which praises an individual or local organisation that has worked tirelessly to introduce sport to people of all ages, or changed the quality of someone’s life through sport.
Mark Clayton is the Executive Director at Southwell Racecourse & Golf Club and drew on the benefits of sponsoring the Nottingham Post Sports Awards:
“The benefits of sponsoring these awards are to recognise the achievement of the award winners and nominees that have been selected. The racecourse also wants to champion what Nottingham has to offer in terms of sporting assets and support the Nottinghamshire sporting community.”
Standing as one of the East Midlands’ premier sporting venues, and hosting more than 50 meets a year, the business knows a thing or two about how sporting events can help to raise the profile of the region.
Mark explained more:
“Sport in Nottingham are a huge part of the city and has a lot of history and tradition with the likes of Trent Bridge, Notts County and Nottingham Forest, all very recognisable names across the international sporting scene. It takes in an awful lot of money in tourism, helping the local economy and boosting footfall numbers through the city.
Southwell Racecourse and Golf Club play a key part in Nottingham’s sporting makeup and thanks to the entertaining races and events it hosts throughout the year, contributes to the community in many different ways. Mark concluded by highlighting the ways in which he sees the business playing its part in the localised world of sport:
“The racecourse provides variety in terms of the overall sporting spectrum but also it is very much a social hub for people from the local community to come together with friends and/or family and enjoy a day at the races. The racecourse also employs up to 400 people on its busiest days. Southwell Golf Club, which is located on the same site, has over 300 members, with several county golfing events taking place.”
There is now limited time remaining for businesses to enter the Nottingham Post Sports Awards, with the deadline of Friday 14 September quickly approaching. Any businesses local to the Nottinghamshire region that want to enter, visit: www.nottinghampostsportsawards.co.uk.
For more information about the award ceremony as well as key dates and sponsors, contact Francesca Corby at Champions (UK) plc on 01509 85 29 27 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.