British Wheelchair Basketball Agrees Four-Year Deal With Irwin Mitchell
By Taruka Srivastav | April 9, 2021
British Wheelchair Basketball has announced a four-year partnership with Irwin Mitchell, which will see the nationwide firm of legal and financial advisors become BWB’s Official Supplier for Wealth Management.
Irwin Mitchell is one of the UK’s largest and most respected legal and wealth management firms, operating from 15 locations across the UK, providing legal and financial services to businesses and individuals.
This new four-year partnership, effective from 1 April 2021, will see Irwin Mitchell join a growing network of commercial partners working with the NGB. The legal and wealth management firm will specifically be supporting the sport to develop grassroots community initiatives and grow access and participation for the sport.
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 continue 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.”
David Sollitt, Chief Operating Officer at Irwin Mitchell Wealth Management, added: “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.”