At Close Brothers Asset Management we look for partnerships that offer unique experiences for our clients all across the UK.
We work with brands which align with our brand values and since 2020 we’ve actively explored opportunities to support the UK arts and culture industry which suffered so much during the pandemic.
Founded in 1932 with the vision of ‘art for all’, The Courtauld is both a renowned higher education institution and a much-loved public art gallery.
Home to one of the greatest art collections in the UK, The Courtauld Gallery is located in the magnificent historical setting of Somerset House. It is particularly known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.
The Courtauld Institute of Art is a research-led, independent College of the University of London, with one of the world’s most prestigious programmes of art history, curating, and conservation.
In late summer 2023 we embarked on a new and exciting initiative with The Courtauld to establish the Close Brothers Asset Management Scholarship for an MA in Conservation. This important scholarship will help to ensure a new cohort of skilled conservators, able to care for artworks, like those in The Courtauld’s wonderful collection.
We also became a Corporate Member of the Gallery to enable us to share its iconic collection with our clients.
Cheltenham Literature Festival is the world’s first literature Festival, leading the way in celebrating the written and spoken word, presenting the best new voices in fiction and poetry alongside literary greats and high-profile speakers.
When we opened our new office in Cheltenham earlier this year we were keen to show our commitment to, and connection with, the local community
We are delighted to be partnering with this globally renowned festival and to have the opportunity to further lend our support to the creative arts industry.
This wonderful celebration of the performing arts includes drama, opera, music, dance, comedy, cabaret and conversation with award-winning artists performing across five fabulous venues.
Returning for its third year, the 2023 festival offers a spectacular programme over four days enjoyed by members of the Club along with their friends and family.
At Close Brothers Asset Management our proposition focuses on providing financial clarity and financial wellbeing, whilst understanding the wider context of our client’s lives, their world and their passions.
We are delighted to be partnering with this unique festival for the next three years and to have the opportunity to further lend our support to the creative arts industry.
For over a century, the internationally renowned Birmingham Repertory Theatre has been one of the country’s leading cultural institutions at the forefront of theatre in the UK. As the city's only producing theatre, The REP is a gem in the cultural landscape of Birmingham. Many of their productions go on tour, championing Birmingham and positively contributing to its national and international reputation.
Pre Covid-19 Close Brothers Asset Management had supported the theatre through sponsorship. When we opened a new flagship office in the city in 2022 we were excited to reconnect with this wonderful theatre and to build on our previous relationship.
As a sponsor of theatre we are thrilled to be able to play a part in safeguarding The REP’s legacy and future, ensuring it continues to inspire and delight audiences now, and for generations to come.
The Chichester Festival Theatre sits at the heart of the Chichester community. Their aim is simple - to inspire and delight everyone they meet. Built by the community for the community over six decades ago Chichester is one of the country’s most loved and lively theatres.
When we at Close Brothers Asset Management opened our new office in the city last summer we were keen to show our commitment to, and connection with, the local community. We were delighted to be given the opportunity to support this year’s Festival.
We’ve long since admired the thought provoking works and collaborative environment that the theatre has built over the last 60 years and were excited to share our sponsored production - The Vortex - with our clients and their families during this year’s Festival.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic the Performing Arts industry has been under immense pressure and so in 2021 we took the opportunity to build a new partnership with Northern Ballet, the UK’s foremost narrative ballet company based in Leeds.
Northern Ballet tell stories that move their audiences across the country and online. They aim to reach as many people from different walks of life with their passionate storytelling, mastery of classical dance technique and live music. Alongside world-class ballet they are committed to inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds to experience dance in the north of England.
They champion the power of the arts in education through work in schools, celebrating disabled dance through their accessible courses, and training the dancers of tomorrow at their studios in Leeds. Like the Northern Ballet, we believe that dance and the performing arts have the power to change people’s lives for the better, boosting their mental health and bringing a sense of community and togetherness. Two years on and our partnership has gone from strength to strength. Over 300 of our clients across the UK have enjoyed performances by this exceptional company.
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