Bishop Fleming announced as Official Title Sponsor for the 2019 Bath Half Marathon
The organisers of the Bath Half Marathon have announced Bishop Fleming, one of the UK’s leading accountancy firms as the official title sponsor of the 2019 event.
Bishop Fleming, which is based in the South West and West Midlands, delivers audit, accounting, tax, advisory and wealth services to SMEs, owner-managed businesses, large corporate organisations, charities, schools and individuals, across a wide range of sectors.
The partnership with the Bath Half coincides with Bishop Fleming’s centenary year and is the first of a series of major initiatives and activities, which the firm plans to deliver throughout 2019 to mark this unique milestone.
To coincide with the centenary, the firm has also pledged to raise £100,000 for several regional charities throughout 2019 by encouraging its people to take part in many activities.
These activities include a centenary running series taking on respective 5K, 10K and other half marathons across Bishop Fleming’s seven offices, which the Bath Half will now spearhead. This initiative, set up by its own employees, builds on a successful wellbeing campaign in the firm during 2018.
Bishop Fleming’s Managing Partner, Andrew Sandiford said:
“As a leading Bath-based business ourselves, we are thrilled to announce our support for the Bath Half as a demonstration of our commitment to supporting the region and the communities that sustain us.
In 2019 we will enter our centenary year having made a significant charitable pledge, so it is entirely fitting that we have chosen the Bath Half – the largest charity fundraising event in the South West region to kick-start our fundraising campaign”.
The Bath Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 17th March 2019 with public entries having already sold out for the 20th consecutive year. The race is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK, taking in a two lap 13.1-mile (21.1km) traffic-free course straddling both sides of the River Avon.
Andrew Taylor, Race Director for the Bath Half said:
“We are delighted to welcome Bishop Fleming as our title sponsor for the 2019 Bath Half Marathon. They have had a number of staff participating in the Bath Half for several years, and we are pleased they have chosen the Bath Half as the centrepiece of their 2019 fundraising activity promoting their centenary celebrations. We are very grateful for the support of such a prestigious local company and we look forward to working with the team over the coming months.”
Andrew Sandiford added:
“The Bath Half not only provides a fabulous fundraising opportunity but a great way to bind the relationship between our people and our clients, and it is this that sets our firm apart. We look forward to bringing a team of 100 runners to take part in what promises to be a fantastic event”.
Bishop Fleming is a Top 30 accountancy firm in the UK. The firm is currently 26th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies To Work For rankings and the highest placed professional services firm in the South West. It has recently been awarded Gold status by Investor in Customers in its latest survey of clients and people.