Accountants see red over soccer sponsorship

Word Worker press release:

Leading Swindon chartered accountants Banks BHG scored a hit with their latest sponsorship and have taken delivery of a limited edition Swindon Town Supporters’ Trust shirt as a thank you. The red and black hooped shirt mirrors the first ever Swindon Town kit, from 1879.

Banks BHG was among the first to become a business partner member of the Red Army Fund, launched last August by the Trust, to help supporters play a greater part in the improvement of their club. All proceeds from the fund go towards projects that benefit the club’s supporters, like its flagship ‘Raise the Roof’, campaign which is dedicated to the creation of a roof over the Stratton Bank.

As a thank you for the support, Banks BHG director Neil Elsden was presented with the shirt by Steve Mytton, chair of the Swindon Town Supporters’ Trust, and James Phipps, who is a Trust vice-chair and also CEO Swindon business, Excalibur.

“Supporting the local community has always been at the heart of Banks BHG chartered accountants so we’re delighted to be lending our support to the Swindon Town Supporters’ Trust,” said Neil.

“As one of Swindon’s leading accountancy practices we’ve always believed in the importance of businesses giving something back to the community. Over the last five years we have raised more than £12,500 for local charities – we’ve baked, we’ve walked, we’ve run, we’ve dieted, we’ve held quizzes, we’ve even dressed as cheerleaders!”

Steve said: “Banks BHG were the first company we approached to support our new fundraising campaign. It was great to see a local business so interested in what we are trying to achieve and we really do appreciate their involvement.”

James said: “My role with the Trust is to ensure strong connections with the business community and I am delighted that Banks BHG have shown their support to the Trust. They are very active in the local community and are a pleasure to deal with.”

Neil added: “Not only do we help local charities, we also believe in offering support to the local business community. We run free business networking events – some over breakfast and some early evening – which give company owners the chance to come along and network. Some events are themed, such as our upcoming seminars on buy-to-Let and intellectual property and our Budget breakfast, while others are general.”

For more information about the Red Army Fund and ‘Trust STFC’ (the Swindon Town Supporters’ Trust) visit www.redarmyfund.co.uk.

For more information about Banks BHG events, visit www.banksbhg.com.