Boost for local sport as Tees renews Rugby Club sponsorship

June 30, 2020

Tees, the Top 200 law firm with offices throughout Hertfordshire, Essex and Cambridgeshire, is delighted to have renewed its sponsorship of Bishop’s Stortford Rugby Club.

Tees, who began sponsoring the Club in 2015 and became its Principal sponsor in 2018, has been committed to the support of local sport for many years, with major sponsorships including Herts and Essex Cricket League, Essex County Cricket Club and the Chelmsford Discovery Tri Junior Triathlon Club, among others.

The news comes at a difficult time for the economy and particularly for sport. Ashton Hunt, Group Managing Director at Tees, said: The last few months have been extremely challenging for individuals and businesses in our community. For local sporting teams, which are so instrumental in bringing together that community and driving positive change, the lockdown has brought uncertainty. The disappointment of not being able to participate has been accompanied by concerns about the financial impact of COVID-19.

“As a business, and as one of Bishop’s Stortford’s major employers, Tees has been able to work as close to normal as possible, supporting new and existing clients. During this unique time in our 107-year history, we have actively sought to evolve and develop with a view to emerging stronger from this crisis. I believe it is our duty to demonstrate our support for the local community; renewing our sponsorship of Bishop’s Stortford Rugby Club does just that and I have every confidence that the Club, like Tees, will come out of this period stronger than ever.”

Colin Tilley, Chairman of Bishop’s Stortford Rugby Club, commented: We have been working with Tees for many years now and they have been a principal sponsor since 2018. They have seen us through successes, such as our promotion to National League 1, and are now here to support us through a more difficult moment in the Club’s history. We are a local, community-orientated club, something that Tees has always understood and shared with us. We’re delighted that they have renewed their sponsorship, especially in what will be our centenary season, and we look forward to working closely with them in the coming months and years.”

During the coronavirus pandemic, Tees has made freely available a wide range of legal information via dozens of articles published on its dedicated Coronavirus legal information hub. The firm’s lawyers have also worked with the local and national media to answer frequently asked questions on topics including family law, education and employment.