Shawbrook, the specialist UK savings, development finance, and bridging finance bank, has been announced as the Official Banking Partner of Saracens Rugby Club. This multi-year partnership with the Championship rugby union side will see Shawbrook support the club as they make a bid to return to the Premiership.
The sponsorship will include support across both the Men’s and Women’s rugby teams, as well as the Mavericks netball team. Shawbrook is also now a partner of the charitable arm, the Saracens Foundation, providing financial support. Both Shawbrook and Saracens hold a strong belief in promoting gender equality and supporting the community, making them ideal partners.
Shawbrook are now featured on the back of the team kits and will have an ongoing presence at the stadium in London, including a corporate box for use during every home game.
Lucy Wray, CEO at Saracens commented:“We are delighted to complete this new partnership with Shawbrook. We both consistently strive to be the leaders in our respective fields, and we share a deep commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
Following the recent announcement of the StoneX partnership, this is another great milestone for the Saracens family as we look towards an exciting future.
We look forward to the rest of this season as we hope to return to some normality and push towards end of season goals across all three Saracens teams. It will be great to have Shawbrook by our sides as we do so.”
John Eastgate, Managing Director for Shawbrook Bank’s Property Finance Division added: “There are many synergies between our business and Saracens which make this partnership so exciting.
We are both ambitious organisations, committed to thinking and acting differently and driving positive change in our industries and wider communities.
Indeed, our shared focus on having an impact is a key tenant of this partnership. The Saracens Foundation does incredible work in support of its local community and this resonated with us at Shawbrook.
This is why our partnership will go far beyond financial support. We are committed to working with the Saracens Foundation to bolster its efforts whether that’s through volunteering or fundraising.
The ability to support all three of the Saracen’s teams is another aspect of the partnership that we are particularly proud of. Inclusion within sport is incredibly important, and its vital that organisations like ours commit to encourage and support diverse talent.
We are looking forward to watching the men’s, and women’s rugby sides as well as the netball team on the field and court with Shawbrook on their shirts.
Shawbrook, since being founded, has been committed to standing out and being different. It’s part of our DNA.
Our partnership with Saracens will help us to take further strides to make a difference as a business to our customers, intermediary partners and the communities in which we work.”
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