Grant Thornton signs up as Royal Southern Yacht Club’s premier on-shore events sponsor

Issued by: Peta Stuart-Hunt | PR Works +44 (0) 7711 477707

Date: 5th October 2010

Photo: The new sponsorship is sealed with a handshake between Grant Thornton’s Managing Partner, Stephen Mills (left), and the Royal Southern Yacht Club Commodore John Beardsley.


Grant Thornton signs up as Royal Southern Yacht Club’s premier
on-shore events sponsor

Two of the most highly anticipated and high profile annual events in the Hamble-based Royal Southern Yacht Club’s busy calendar have attracted a new sponsorship deal from Grant Thornton, the global business and financial advisor, with a regional office in Southampton.

This agreement, a first for the Royal Southern, signals the start of a new relationship with Grant Thornton as they become title sponsors of the Club’s prestigious annual Prizegiving Dinner and Awards Ceremony being held at the Yacht Club on 13th November 2010.  Grant Thornton will also be the headline sponsor of the Club’s 2010 New Year’s Eve Ball, held in the Club House situated on the banks of the Hamble River.

Speaking on behalf of Grant Thornton, the office’s Managing Partner, Stephen Mills, said: “The Royal Southern is recognised as one of the finest yacht clubs in the world and given our office is based right on the Solent, sponsorship of these social events is a natural fit for Grant Thornton, as well as a huge privilege. We have a large portfolio of marine clients, as well as many private and corporate clients who are passionate about sailing, so we’re looking forward to mixing business and pleasure over the coming months.”

In response, Club Secretary Mike Rogers, echoed Stephen’s delight in this new partnership commenting, “Attracting sponsorship for two of our most prestigious and high profile social events is great for everyone concerned. We’re very grateful to Grant Thornton and delighted to welcome them on board.”

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Media Enquiries:
Peta Stuart-Hunt | Press Officer
Royal Southern Yacht Club
T: +44 (0) 1590 679 621
M: +44 (0) 7711 477 707

Notes to Editors

The Royal Southern Yacht Club
Formed in 1837, the Royal Southern Yacht Club will be celebrating its 175th Anniversary in 2012. The Club, whose Patron is HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has grown, improved and nurtured its membership which now numbers an impressive 1800 men, women and children comprising sail and power enthusiasts.  Situated on the bank of the beautiful River Hamble, the Club House and surrounding facilities have been expanded and modernised and boast superb catering and hospitality all year round. The Club lays on a wide range of well organised on-water events and activities throughout the year and there is something for everyone to enjoy. There is also a varied social calendar of events to suit younger as well as the more mature members.

Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton UK LLP is a leading financial and business adviser with 28 locations nationwide. We are the UK member of Grant Thornton International, one of the world’s leading organisations of independently owned and managed accounting and consulting firms providing assurance, tax and specialist business advice to privately held businesses and public interest entities.  The strength of each local firm is reflected in the quality of the international organisation. All Grant Thornton International member firms share a commitment to providing the same high quality service to their clients wherever they choose to do business.


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