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21 June 2018

Worcester’s only independent chartered insurance broker has signed a sponsorship deal with one of the oldest racecourses in the country.

Hazelton Mountford, based in Bank Street, is sponsoring The Owners, Trainers and Annual Members Bar at Worcester Racecourse.

The sponsorship deal – which came into effect earlier this month and will run until the end of the season in September – also includes the ‘Trainers Championship’ at Worcester with prizes for the leading trainer and runner up.

Hazelton Mountford already has an established relationship with the racecourse having sponsored individual races for the past four years.  The company decided that by having a permanent presence throughout the season, it would offer them increased networking with both owners and trainers.

Lee Summers, Account Executive and Hazelton Mountford’s equine insurance expert said : “We are delighted to be supporting our local racecourse in Worcester in this way, particularly as it is its 300th anniversary year and there is a lot to celebrate!  The sponsorship package will allow us to promote our specialist insurance expertise for the horseracing community which includes liability and bloodstock, equestrian property and motor cover.  We hope to make some new connections during the forthcoming season as well as meeting up with many of our existing clients.”

Jenny Cheshire, Executive Director at Worcester Racecourse said : ”Having worked closely with Hazelton Mountford for a number of years as an annual race sponsor, we are delighted that they have raised their profile at the Racecourse for 2018 with the sponsorship of the Owner’s, Trainer’s and Worcester Annual Members Bar.  The sponsorship is a great link to their business and we wish them every success over the summer.”

The company – which was launched by Gordon Hazelton and Jake Mountford – has seen phenomenal growth since it first opened its doors in 2008.  From small beginnings, the company now employs 30 employees across its three companies within the group.

The company – which provides insurance in a number of sectors including business, property, transport and equine – works with a range of clients from small local charities to international corporate organisations.

Hazelton Mountford’s bespoke equine schemes include horsebox insurance, liability and property insurance for racehorse trainers and livery yards.