Investec named as finalist for 2018 #BeAGameChanger Awards

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Investec, the Principal Partner of the England and Great Britain’s women hockey teams, have been selected as a finalist for the Women’s Sport Trust 2018 #BeAGameChanger Awards.

Having been nominated during the initial round, a panel of experts have awarded the title sponsor of the Investec Women’s Hockey League and the Investec Women’s Cup a place in the final three of the ‘Brand/Sponsor Partnership of the Year’ category.

This is an award which recognises the role of investment in raising the profile and increasing the impact of women’s sport, something Investec has certainly done since becoming Principal Partner in 2011.

They have helped contribute to two Olympic medals, including that infamous gold in Rio, and sponsored the Investec Internationals in 2017 that saw 9,000 supporters descend on London to watch England take on Argentina and The Netherlands, with the games also shown live on BT Sport.

At grass roots level, Investec have employed a digital strategy to maximise their sponsorship of the Investec Women’s Hockey League, investing in a creative agency to film a number of games every weekend and stream a highlights package live on their social media channels for the first time, reaching more than 540,000 on Facebook and 105,000 on Twitter.

At youth level, they also invested to sponsor the Girls Schools Finals, England Hockey’s elite competition for girls of school age, which took place at the Olympic legacy venue, the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, with 400 of the country’s best young girls participating over two days.

You can now vote for Investec to be crowned the Brand/Sponsor Partner of the Year by clicking here – voting closes at midnight on 13 May. The winner will be announced at a ceremony held in London on 24 May.