The family-run property company has signed up to become headline sponsor of the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in Cheshire starting at this year’s show, running from 20 to 24 July.
Bruntwood’s extensive portfolio includes major assets in Cheshire at Alderley Park near Alderley Edge and Booths Hall, outside Knutsford, where Tatton Park borders the town centre.
Chris Oglesby, chief executive of Bruntwood, said: “At Bruntwood we fully embrace the idea that we should leave places better than we find them. We don’t just arrive at a site and begin work; we look at the surrounding environment and explore ways of improving it in whatever way we can. Our support of such a key regional event as the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park is representative of our commitment to the growth and success of Cheshire East and the people who live and work here.”
The amount paid for the sponsorship package was not disclosed.
Nick Mattingley, head of RHS Shows, said: “We are delighted to welcome Bruntwood as headline sponsors of RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. The RHS and Bruntwood share similar values and ambitions, which include a desire to invest in and improve the wellbeing of local communities and enhance public spaces. We thoroughly look forward to working together over the next five years.”
Cllr Sam Gardner, Cheshire East Council Cabinet member for open spaces, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Bruntwood is to be the lead sponsor for this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. Bruntwood are big supporters of a wide range of public events in the North West and have strong ethical values and believe passionately in investing in communities and community activities. The company has strong links with Cheshire East and we are pleased that the RHS continues to stage this popular event at Tatton Park.”
Bruntwood’s support of the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park will also promote the company’s City of Trees project, instigated by Bruntwood’s founder and chairman, Michael Oglesby, a project with the ultimate ambition of planting a tree for each person in Greater Manchester. It also aligns with Bruntwood’s work with the University of Manchester on the Eco Cities project, research into how Greater Manchester adapts to future climate scenarios and the way new approaches can be moulded to meet the climactic challenges of the future.