Sponsorship with the Maldon Festival​

The 2022 Maldon Festival still needs support from sponsors and volunteers. As with so many charities post pandemic, the Festival has not been able to attract normal levels of support. To date, the Festival has been lucky in attracting loyal sponsors who have supported the event year on year. In the main, the sponsors have been local food, drink and hospitality businesses, for whom the last few years has been particularly hard. So the financial risk in running the Festival in 2021 and 2022 has been something the charity’s trustees have been very aware of. The encouragement from our audiences who keep asking when ticket sales will begin has been heart-felt and much welcome.

For 2022, we are delighted to again be supported by local legal company, Gadsby Wicks. However, the Festival is still seeking more sponsors and supporters to help with this year’s Festival. The opportunities for support include (but are not limited to) the following:

About our Sponsors for The Maldon Festival 2022

The 2022 Maldon Festival has again been generously supported by Gadsby Wicks, who are the main Festival Sponsor this year. In addition, we are grateful for the support of the public relations specialist The Clear Group and also to former Festival Trustee John Doubleday for their much-valued input.

Festival Sponsor: Gadsby Wicks: Since 1993, Gadsby Wicks Solicitors has worked exclusively to help patients who have been injured by adverse outcomes in healthcare. Gadsby Wicks investigates whether there is a valid legal claim where injuries are the result of avoidable errors. If so, Gadsby Wicks can help get an explanation, apology and financial compensation for what happened. Its medical negligence solicitors are widely regarded as being amongst the best in England and Wales. Highly skilled in litigation, the company is familiar with every type of claim and have the expertise to build a strong case for its clients.

Media Partner: Chelmer Radio

The Maldon Festival is delighted to again be supported by Chelmer Radio as a media partner for the 2022 Festivall

Felsted School in tune with the Maldon Festival:

The Children’s concert takes place on June 25th, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Felsted School.

Felsted is a top boarding school educating boys and girls aged four to eighteen.  Located in a safe, rural 90-acre village campus on the Herts/Essex border, the school is within easy reach of Stansted airport, north London and south Cambridge. Thanks to a variety of day and boarding options, students from all over the world make up the Felsted family, alongside those based across the United Kingdom and locally.

Plume sounds the right note at the Maldon Festival

The Maldon Festival is delighted to announce that Plume, Maldon’s Community Academy, is sponsoring this year’s Open-Air Opera, to be held in St Mary’s Church grounds on the June 25th . This significant support involves a number of initiatives including students helping with the front of house and stage management for the concert. Mr Carl Wakefield, Executive Principal at Plume Academy commented: “We are delighted to be working with the Maldon Festival, strengthening the Festival offer and involving our students in the delivery of the 2022 opera. Our aim is always to stimulate and encourage creativity and this objective is well matched by the Festival, whose ethos is to bring performing arts to life for Maldon and the surrounding region. I hope everyone enjoys an evening of wonderful music and delicious picnic food 

 

Previous festival sponsors include

Festival Sponsor: Gadsby Wicks: Since 1993, Gadsby Wicks Solicitors has worked exclusively to help patients who have been injured by adverse outcomes in healthcare.   Gadsby Wicks will investigate whether there is a valid legal claim where injuries are the result of avoidable errors. If so, Gadsby Wicks can help get an explanation, apology and financial compensation for what happened. Its medical negligence solicitors are widely regarded as being amongst the best in England and Wales. Highly skilled in litigation, the company is familiar with every type of claim and have the expertise to build a strong case for its clients.

Main Concert Sponsor: Aquila Holdings: Founded in 2001, Aquila Holdings is a privately-owned development and investment company.  Since incorporation, Aquila has created 3,500 jobs across developments spanning 1,750,000 sq ft, with a total value in excess of £700m.  In terms of investment, Aquila has the financial resources and team skillset available to appraise opportunities swiftly and make well informed decisions on acquisitions.  It strives to deliver secure, long term income in all its developments and our existing investment portfolio is let to tenants including John Lewis, Shell, Tesco, McDonalds, M&S amongst others.

Food Sponsor: Zemaitijos Pienas:  One of the largest dairy producers in the Baltics, ZP is delighted to have four of its brands listed in UK supermarkets:  Džiugas cheese, Pik-Nik Twiller, Germanto and Magija. From mature hard cheese to mozzarella cheese sticks, pre-cubed Gouda and the curd-based Magija, all the products are made without artificial colours or flavours using natural processes based on fresh milk.  All the products are suitable for vegetarians.

Concert Sponsor The Limes Guest House:  The Limes provides the perfect base for enjoying the Festival, exploring Maldon and discovering the many unique and often unknown attractions of the North Essex coastline. An historic 17th Century grade 11 listed town house, The Limes offers the type of warm hospitality and elegance of yester-year with the practical advantages of contemporary hospitality norms.  Rooms are beautifully designed with en-suite facilities with wifi access and a modern conservatory offers a light, bright space for meal times. It has the feeling of a boutique hotel while maintaining the traditional friendliness of a guest house.

  Concert Sponsor The Mighty Oak Brewing Company: The brewery was originally located in Brentwood, Essex from 1996 to 2000.  Burntwood Bitter being the very first brew. There followed Awards aplenty; Maldon Gold, first brewed following the move to Maldon in January 2001 was voted by CAMRA as not only the best Golden Ale in Britain in 2007 but it was also judged one of the two best ales in the country – coming second overall.  Since then the brews have proved themselves time and again – most recently Captain Bob won the CAMRA Champion Bitter Britain in 2014 and Champion Bitter of East Anglia in 2018. The brewery’s shining star, Oscar Wilde Mild, won the much coveted CAMRA Supreme Champion Beer of Britain award in 2011 and almost overnight the ales saw a huge rise in popularity as news spread across the country.  Growth upon success; the business grew very quickly after winning the CBOB, and so back in 2015 it doubled the brew length from 15 Brewers Barrels to 30 Brewers Barrels, in order to keep up with demand. Now, the Mighty Oak Brewing Company is able to devote time to research and development such as bottled ales, our fabulous Gin and Malt Spirit, and new technology such as Key Keg Craft ales. The brewery has been a regular supporter of the Maldon Festival.

Concert Sponsor Tiptree:  The Wilkin family have been farming at Tiptree, Essex, since 1757, and making quality preserves since 1885. They grow a wide range of traditional English fruits and use them to make conserves, condiments, and other treats in their nut-free factory by the farm.  They received their first Royal Warrant from George V in 1911, and remain Royal Warrant holders as purveyors of Tiptree Products to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Every member of staff is part of an Employee Benefit Trust, giving each a keen interest in the future of the business.

Festival Supporter:  The Maldon Brewing Company, Farmer’s Ales:  Locals will be familiar with Farmer’s Yard, the pop up bottle shop and micro-brewery situated on the high street.  The reputation of the excellent ales and brews the company makes has spread far wider, however.  Audiences can sample the products for themselves thanks to the organisation’s generous support for the 2019 Festival.

Festival Supporter:  The Maldon Brewing Company, Farmer’s Ales:  Locals will be familiar with Farmer’s Yard, the pop up bottle shop and micro-brewery situated on the high street.  The reputation of the excellent ales and brews the company makes has spread far wider, however.  Audiences can sample the products for themselves thanks to the organisation’s generous support for the 2019 Festival.

For information on sponsorship please contact either bdavy@clear-group.co.uk or themaldonfestival@gmail.com