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Mercury launches new Corporate Partnerships to support future of theatre in Colchester

Posted 13th Jun 17

More than fifty leaders from local businesses enjoyed an on-stage reception to launch the Mercury’s new Corporate Partnerships programmes – Footlight, Limelight, and Premiere!

Most consumers think businesses should support charities, and nearly half are more likely to buy from companies that donate to good causes, according to a study commissioned by Foresters, the financial services organisation.

The Mercury’s new partnerships will replace our Corporate Supporters scheme, which has run for many years and offered fewer benefits for the customers and staff of supporters. We are tremendously grateful to the Corporate Community and Corporate Company who have supported the Mercury for many years, and look forward to continuing our relationship in the future, as partners.

The new partnership schemes include press night access and free tickets for partners, their staff and customers, access to hospitality, branding and promotion opportunities, priority booking and discounted panto tickets. The scheme also sees the relaunch of the annual Colchester Lecture, a major night for business networking to be held in October.

Normal stage management rules – no drinks on stage! – did not apply on this one Monday night in June, with speakers including Carl Milton (Managing Director of Fenwick Colchester), David Cant (Partner, Birkett Long) and Denise Rossiter, Chief Executive of the Essex Chambers of Commerce.

Thanks to everyone who came along!

Join us

We’re now inviting founder members to join as Corporate Partners – head on over to the Corporate Partners page to find out more about the benefits of partnership for your staff and customers, while supporting the future of theatre here in Colchester and North Essex.

Posted By Robin Cantrill-Fenwick

Robin is the Mercury's Deputy Executive Director, responsible for marketing, audience services, ticketing, administration and commercial development.

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