Corporate Partnership Scheme Launched at the Grosvenor Museum

17 September 2018

The Grosvenor Museum in Chester has announced the first members of its new Corporate Partnership Scheme.

The scheme has been set up to enable businesses to support the museum to care for its collections, develop exhibitions and share Chester’s exciting culture and history with residents and visitors. One of the oldest museums in the North West, the Grosvenor Museum attracts over 80,000 visitors a year.

In return for their generous financial support, choosing from three levels of membership, the founder Corporate Partners will receive benefits including VIP invitations to attend special events and discounted hire of the Grosvenor Museum’s lecture theatre. In addition Partners can also sponsor an object of their choice and nominate a local school to receive a free experience day at the museum.

The first members of the Corporate Partnership scheme are: 

Gold Partner
Cheshire College South & West

Silver Partner
Chester Race Company

Bronze Partner
Sykes Holiday Cottages

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing, said: “We are grateful to the founding Corporate Partners for choosing to support the Grosvenor Museum and its vital work for residents and visitors alike.

"Businesses can play a vital role in developing arts and culture. Joining our new Corporate Partnership Scheme will help to safeguard an essential part of Chester’s Heritage for current and future generations. Please contact the Museum if your business would like to become a partner.”  Helen Nellist, Deputy Principal and Deputy CEO Cheshire College South & West said: “We are delighted to become corporate partners with The Grosvenor Museum. It is such an iconic part of Chester’s heritage and it’s a great opportunity for our two organisations to work together to promote the education, culture and vibrancy of Chester to a wider audience. The timing couldn’t be better as we celebrate our Visual Arts department relocating back to Chester where it all began. Access to the museums fantastic displays of art and design will provide engaging and inspirational sessions for our budding young artists. “

Richard Thomas, CEO, Chester Race Company said: "Chester Race Company are thrilled to be supporting the Grosvenor Museum as a Corporate Partner for the next 12 months. As the oldest racecourse still in operation in the UK, we have a long and rich heritage within the Roman city of Chester and were delighted to be approached to become officially affiliated with the museum. 

"We hope the partnership contribution will go some way to supporting the ongoing programme of events, exhibitions and maintenance of museum facilities. As we approach our 480 years of continuous racing on the Roodee, we also look forward to working collaboratively with the Grosvenor Museum over the forthcoming year to bring the story of the racecourse and its history to life, for the local community and the museums’ 80,000 annual visitors.”

Graham Donoghue, Chief Executive Officer at Sykes Holiday Cottages added: “The Grosvenor Museum is a vital part of both the local community and the city’s tourism industry, sharing Chester’s history with locals, schools and visitors to our city, all for free. That’s why we’re very proud to be a corporate partner and helping to support the museum in its efforts to educate and inspire everyone who steps through the door.”

Katherine West, Paul Browne, Assistant Director, Cheshire College South & West 

Councillor Louise Gittins, Simon James, Head of Partnerships, Sykes Holiday Cottages

Councillor Louise Gittins, Simon James, Head of Partnerships, Sykes Holiday Cottages

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