Leonard Curtis Main Match Sponsors

Date: 13 November 2012

Preston Grasshoppers RFC is delighted to welcome Leonard Curtis to Lightfoot Green on Saturday as main match sponsors for the 1st XV game against Caldy, kick off 2.30pm. We caught up with them ahead of their visit to Lightfoot Green on Saturday.

Why are Leonard Curtis keen to sponsor a Preston Grasshoppers 1st XV game?

Match days at Preston Grasshoppers are a great way of showing support for our local team as well as providing a great way of saying a big thank you to our loyal and supportive clients, whilst enjoying the friendly atmosphere and the good company.

What connections do Leonard Curtis have to Preston Grasshoppers?

Leonard Curtis have numerous professional connections with other respected businesses in the area. Preston Grasshoppers has a great community spirit and is an excellent place to meet and socialise with other like-minded professionals. Employees of Leonard Curtis also have personal connections with the club and the local community as many employees are from the local area.

What services do Leonard Curtis offer?

Leonard Curtis is the UK’s only dedicated advisory firm specifically aimed at assisting SMEs that are experiencing financial distress. Our range of service lines are designed to deal with the fundamental problems that a business can face. We specialise in helping businesses overcome short term stress caused by issues such as pressure from HMRC, communication breakdown with a funder, slow paying customers and loss of turnover.

What is your prediction ahead of the game against Caldy on Saturday?

Caldy are a strong mid- table team so the game could be fairly tight, in particular as games over the last few weeks have been very close considering Hoppers were clear favourites to win games they’ve play against opposition from lower down the table. We are predicting a close game but are confident that Hoppers will triumph and we are delighted the sponsor the day.

Man of the Match Sponsor, Thornber & Walker

Also joining Leonard Curtis on Saturday is Thornber & Walker Chartered Quantity Surveyors from Preston. We also managed to speak to Charles Nixon form Thornber & Walker ahead of the game.

Why are Thornber & Walker keen to sponsor a Preston Grasshoppers 1st XV game?

We have been guests of sponsors in the past and have enjoyed the relaxed friendly atmosphere with good food and a drink in your hand when you watch the match.

What connections do Thornber & Walker have to Preston Grasshoppers?

Our most recent link with Hoppers was to Project Manage the resurfacing of the overspill car park 12 months ago. One of my first memories was playing in a schools 7-a-side tournament when the ground was in Lea. Other links include once employing former player Ian Ashton as a trainee QS and one of our now retired directors, John Dobson used to play for Hoppers and his son Rob still does.

What services do T & W offer?

T&W are Chartered Quantity Surveyors and started up in Preston over 40 years ago. We provide Project Management and QS services on a variety of construction projects. Locally our clients include UCLAN, Myerscough College and British Aerospace. We work closely with architects and engineers and we are using our sponsorship to entertain Preston architects Cassidy & Ashton with whom we have had a close working relationship over many years.

What is your prediction ahead of the game against Caldy on Saturday?

Hoppers seem to have won a number of close high scoring games recently and we are looking forward to more of the same otherwise we might just be in the club house watching England v Australia!

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