Handelsbanken MoM Sponsorship

Date: 12 September 2012

Preston Grasshoppers RFC is delighted to welcome Handelsbanken to Lightfoot Green on Saturday as Man of the Match sponsors for the 1st XV game against Hull Ionains, kick off 2.30pm.

Founded in Sweden in 1871, Handelsbanken has become one of the world’s strongest banks with over 750 branches in 22 countries worldwide. They offer local relationship banking with products and services tailored to the needs of their personal and business banking customers.

We are delighted to be welcoming staff from the banks Preston branch in Winckley Square. Branch manager Simon Joyce will be in attendance along with  corporate managers, David Warbrick, Phil Cotterill and Richard Morgan.

Ahead of their visit on Saturday we caught up with Richard Morgan to ask him some questions about Handelsbanken and their trip to Lightfoot Green.

Why is Handelsbanken keen to be man of the match sponsor at a Preston Grasshoppers 1st XV game?

The whole ethos of the bank is the local branch – hence our interest in Preston Grasshoppers. 

What connections do Handelsbanken have to Preston Grasshoppers?

We have been guests at the club on a few occasions and have always thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As corporate entertainment goes this is as good as it gets. You certainly never leave the ground hungry!  

What would you say to other companies who might be interested in sponsoring a Hoppers 1st XV game?

Corporate hospitality at Grasshoppers offers excellent value for money and an experience your guests will enjoy. 

Finally, what is your prediction for Saturday’s game?

The weather forecast for the weekend is good so lets hope for a high scoring game. Our prediction Preston just to edge it by 8 points. 

Thanks to Richard for answering our questions, we hope that he and his colleagues enjoy their trip to Lightffot Green on Saturday!


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