Braving The Shave!!

One of our team members, Gillian, is soon to be ‘Braving the Shave’ to fundraise for MacMillan Cancer Support!!

Gillian is raising funds and awareness for this very worthy cause in memory of her best friend, Sara Barker, and another friend’s husband, Grahame Booth – both of whom lost their battles with cancer.

The shave is taking place on Saturday 12th October – and we’ll be sure to share the ‘after’ pictures as soon as possible!

The pic above shows Gillian’s current hairstyle (lots of long hair) – so the shave will be a dramatic – and rather cold – change as we head into the winter months!

To find out more about the fundraising effort, and to donate to this fantastic cause, please take a look here: https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/gillian-humphrey

 

 

We’re supporting our community again in 2016

We are delighted to announce that we will be once again proudly supporting our local rugby club and sponsoring a match as follows:

Match: Skipton v Hemsworth

Location: Skipton Rugby Club

Date: Saturday 26th November 2016

For the past 5 years we’ve sponsored a rugby match in Skipton and hosted a variety of enjoyable, friendly social events at the Rugby Club on match day.

What’s more we are also sponsoring the champagne and wine at the 2017 Skipton Business Awards. The awards are spearheaded by the Skipton Chamber of Trade, which celebrates its 120th year backing businesses in the town. Not limited to Chamber members, entry is open to any business with a BD23 postcode.

As always, Shepherd Partnership is delighted to support and give back to our local community.

 

2013 Skipton RUFC Hospitality Day Success

On Saturday 30th November The Shepherd Partnership was pleased to once again sponsor a Skipton RUFC match, this year against Goole. 

Just short of 50 clients, staff, and friends and associates gathered at Skipton RUFC clubhouse for an afternoon of rugby, pie & peas, beer, and good company.

Director Adam Dutton looks forward to this now-annual sponsorship event. He said, “We always have such a good day at the rugby. We work mostly via ‘phone and email with lots of people, and it’s great to have them all in one room, enjoying our hospitality and networking with each other. We like to give something back.” 

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Guests mingling with staff at the Skipton RUFC clubhouse

The guests were full of praise for the efforts made: 

“…a very enjoyable day – and evening spent in very good company…” – Chris Cundall, A J Hird Insurance Consultants 

“…thank you for inviting me to Skipton Rugby club ….I had a great afternoon despite the result. Would you also pass on my thanks to the partners of the Shepherd Partnership for organising this event.” – Ian Hall, New Laithe Farm butchers 

“ Thanks for hosting James and I on Saturday afternoon. The score wasn’t quite what we were looking for but I had a good time.” – Paul Davison CTA, FCCA, PD Tax Consultants 

Sadly, the game didn’t go as well as the events in the clubhouse, with the score ending up at 3-50 to the away team. There’s a review of the match here, but let us warn you it’s not pretty….unless you’re a Goole fan, of course! 

Thank you to everyone who joined us, and better luck next time Skipton.

Skipton Rugby Match Sponsorship: Shepherds ‘do it right’

For the second year running The Shepherd Partnership have sponsored a match at Skipton Rugby Club. On Saturday 20th October over 50 local businesses and Shepherd Partnership staff congregated at the club for an afternoon of pies, peas, beer, and good company against a backdrop of rugby.

  

It was once again an incredibly successful afternoon, with many attendees reporting that they had relished the opportunity to meet up with both familiar and unfamiliar faces.

   

The Shepherd Partnership was also praised for its good organisation, warm hospitality, and for supporting the local club through sponsorship.

Here are some of the comments received since the event took place:

‘…thanks for the excellent afternoon we enjoyed at the Rugby Club on Saturday.’ – Chris Windle, Windle Beech Winthrop Limited

‘…a most enjoyable afternoon and your hospitality was much appreciated.’ – Justin Birch, QualitySolicitors Mewies

‘…the Shepherd Partnership sponsored match is without doubt one of the best held at Skipton Rugby Club because you do it right. It is well organised and you get a good crowd down which creates a good atmosphere.’ – Simon Smith, Windle Beech Winthrop Limited

‘Good beer – good pies – good company!’ – Mike Vincent, Fresh Partnership Limited

‘Thank you all for a most enjoyable afternoon in Skipton.’ – Peter & Maeve Rock, Modern Equipment Limited

With such a great crowd and friendly atmosphere, it was easy to believe that nothing could go wrong at the Club that day. In truth there was one negative to report – the score….

Better luck next time!