Four Year Deal Highlight’s Firm’s Growing Status With UK Sporting Bodies
Irwin Mitchell has been announced as the latest commercial partner of British Wheelchair Basketball (BWB). The four-year partnership will see the national law firm become BWB’s Official Supplier for Wealth Management.
From 1 April 2021, the four-year deal will see Irwin Mitchell join a growing network of commercial partners working with BWB. The legal and wealth management firm will specifically support the sport, to develop grassroots community initiatives and grow access and participation for the sport.
The agreement follows Irwin Mitchell becoming the official legal partner of England Rugby in 2019, which has already seen the introduction of a Legal and Tax Helpline to support member clubs and the development of a new mentoring programme for young players.
IM Wealth Management provides injured clients with financial plans built around their individual needs, giving them long-term financial security so they can lead fulfilled lives.
The firm’s sports team acts for individuals, agents, clubs and governing bodies across a range of legal, financial and tax work
The agreement has been signed at an exciting time for wheelchair basketball in the UK with a period of unprecedented international success for the GB teams and participation and commercial growth domestically, as BWB continues in its ambition to double participation and build continued international medal success.
Lisa Pearce, CEO of British Wheelchair Basketball, said: “It is hugely exciting to welcome Irwin Mitchell as BWB’s Official Supplier of Wealth Management. As a sport we are about to enter one of our most progressive periods of change in our history, which will see British Wheelchair Basketball come ever closer to realising its ambitious five-year strategy goals.
“It is critical to our continued success that we are working with like-minded partners, who are driven to deliver change, committed to equality and support the important aspirations of our organisation, our athletes and participants. I have no doubt that the team at Irwin Mitchell are well placed to support this, and we are extremely proud to welcome them to wheelchair basketball family.”
Expert Opinion“We have a proud history of supporting disability sports and recognise the positive impact that it can have on people’s lives.
“Many of our injured and vulnerable clients have used sports to help get their lives back on track and discover a new found independence, so we understand the value of enabling people to get involved at all levels from elite to grassroots.
“British Wheelchair Basketball has been hugely successful and we hope to play a part in building on that success and helping the organisation to achieve its ambitions for the future.” David Sollitt - Chief Operating Officer