Vitruvius First Out of the Blocks as Hartpury Kick Start Campaign Kicks Off

Vitruvius Management Services has become the first company to sign up for Hartpury’s Kick Start Campaign, becoming title sponsor of the Hartpury Women’s Rugby Academy. The Kick Start Campaign has been designed to offer sponsorship and commercial partnership opportunities across sporting academies at Hartpury.

The Gloucester-based firm which provides specialist project, commercial and construction management services across a number of industries has agreed to a twelve-month contract with Hartpury University and Hartpury College that will see players sporting the Vitruvius logo on their kit.

More than 20 England Under-20s and 10 senior England squad members have come through the Hartpury programme, including Women’s Rugby World Cup winners Alex Matthews and Ceri Large. A number of other players have also earned full-time 7s and full-time 15s contracts. Hartpury’s rugby links extend beyond UK stores too, with connections in the USA, Hong Kong, France and Canada.

“We’re delighted to be sponsors of the Hartpury Women’s Rugby Academy,” said Mark Price, Founder and MD of Vitruvius Management Services.

“Through sponsorship, we support and celebrate diversity in sport, helping further encourage and develop homegrown sporting talent. We see this as a firm commitment to the team in recognition of our ongoing relationship with Hartpury University and Hartpury College as a strategic development partner.

“The Vitruvius team is proud to also be utilising all our professional construction consultancy services to facilitate Hartpury’s master plan, delivering an exciting long-term vision to sustainably evolve the stunning high-class campus facilities.

“Acknowledging Hartpury as a great educational establishment with world-leading facilities, we wish the Women’s Rugby Academy the best of luck for the season ahead and will be avidly tracking their progress and achievements,” he added.

Vitruvius has worked on a number of impressive projects for a variety of clients including Anytime Fitness, House of Fraser and Crest Nicholson.

“We’re delighted to welcome Vitruvius to the Hartpury family. It’s incredibly exciting to partner with such a reputable, local business” said Stuart Emmerson, Director of Business Development.

“We’re incredibly proud of our Women’s Rugby Academy as well as our wider rugby credentials. Having successful relationships with commercial partners like Vitruvius will help the team to train and compete at the highest level. As a result, we hope to nurture more incredible player talent in the months and years to come” he added.

The Kick Start Campaign consists of sponsorship package opportunities covering sports academies such as equine, modern pentathlon, rowing, football and more. Each package comes with a variety of benefits including prominent brand exposure, access to facilities at Hartpury, and commercial social value opportunities.

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