News Story

It’s always good to make a new friend, and this year we’re delighted to welcome a new corporate partner on board: Close Brothers Asset Management, who recently opened an office in central Chichester.

An established provider of financial advice and investment management services*, Close Brothers has become a Gold Level Principal Partner of CFT and is sponsoring the opening production of Festival 2023, Noël Coward’s The Vortex (pictured above). They are no strangers to arts partnerships, since they already support Northern Ballet and Birmingham Rep, (so we’re in good company!)

James Nield, Managing Director at Close Brothers Asset Management says: ‘When we opened our new office in the city last summer we were keen to show our commitment to, and connection with, the local community. As well as bringing world-class theatre to our city, Chichester Festival Theatre plays a vital role in bringing people together – to learn, to sing or simply to chat over coffee. It provides a unique hub for wellbeing and enjoyment. We are delighted to be supporting this year’s Festival.

‘As sponsors of The Vortex, we were thrilled to be invited behind-the-scenes to hear from the show’s director, Daniel Raggett about the rehearsal and design process. It was wonderful to be given this insight into the creative process and we are excited to share our sponsored production with our clients and their families during the forthcoming Festival.’

Charlotte Stroud, CFT’s Development Manager, responds: ‘We are thrilled to begin this exciting new partnership with Close Brothers Asset Management. The generosity of our corporate supporters helps us to bring powerful stories to life on stage, inspires audiences across generations, and enables us to transform lives in our community through the work of our Learning, Education and Participation team. We are hugely grateful to Close Brothers Asset Management and look forward to working with them this year.’

Find out more about how your business can partner with CFT, or book your tickets for Noël Coward’s The Vortex, running now until 20 May.

*Capital at risk