This weekend’s sponsors

Date: 28 April 2017

This weekend we are looking forward to welcoming HSBC as the main match sponsor, and A and N Business Computer Systems Ltd as associate match sponsors.


HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. We serve more than 37 million customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. With around 4,000 offices worldwide, we aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and ultimately helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

The HBSC Agricultural Team, covering Lancashire and Cumbria, are delighted to be main sponsors of Hoppers last game of the season against Wharfedale. We are based on Caxton Road, Fulwood within 2 miles of Lightfoot Green and have a close connection with Preston Grasshoppers.

We are proud to say we are the first ever banking team to be specifically focused on the Agricultural Industry. With our national network of specialist agricultural managers who are dedicated to the industry and helping your business take advantage of opportunities however challenging the environment

We are thrilled our 50 guests from various farming businesses covering Lancashire and Cumbria can be with us today and enjoy the special hospitality that Hoppers and the game of rugby offers. Within the team from HSBC present on the day will be Gordon Whitford , Regional Agriculture Director covering The North of England and Northern Ireland and Mark Pearson Agriculture Director covering Lancashire

The Agricultural Industry has had a tough 2016 with volatile commodity prices while bracing itself for the uncertainty that Brexit will have on the industry, so we felt this was an excellent opportunity to bring existing and potential customers together to confirm the Bank`s ongoing support for the Industry and as importantly enjoy a good meal, drink and a decent game of rugby.

We would like to wish both teams all the best for a flowing game and that our guests and all present at Hoopers today have a great afternoon`s entertainment on and off the field.

A and N Business Computer Systems Ltd

I’m looking forward to welcoming all my guests to Lightfoot Green on Saturday. Having virtually grown up there, I have hundreds of happy memories of the club and I hope my guest’s experience proves to be a “Really Good Day at the Hoppers.”

Rugby is the greatest sport in the world – THAT’S A FACT. The reason for this has nothing to do with a funny shaped ball or charging around a field. It is the people! Quite simply you can go into any rugby club anywhere in the world & very quickly feel welcomed, at home & at ease. Other sports can do this, but not as well as rugby & here at the “Hoppers” you’ll find great people throughout the club – every single one of them only too happy to help make sure you have a great day.

In addition to my customers I’ve invited about 50 other clients & friends this weekend, ranging from engineering & manufacturing companies to accountants, property management, solicitors, business advisors & many other industries.

A & N Business Computer Systems Ltd are a computer company based in the heart of Preston. We specialise in providing & supporting the IT for small to medium sized businesses throughout the northwest.

I’d like to wish Hoppers 1st Team all the best for today’s game & lets finish the season with a win. Come on Hoppers !

Andy Procter (Technical Director)

Email, tel 01772 823775, mob 07968 496433

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