St. James’s Place Wealth Management aims to be the most professional and trusted wealth management adviser. In the increasingly complex financial environment we believe high quality, face-to-face advice is important for everyone. Delivered by our Partners, our advice covers financial, investment and tax planning individually tailored to a client’s lifestyle goals and stage of life. It also provides access to our own range of investment products, which are designed to manage risk and provide consistent returns over the medium-to long-term.

St. James’s Place has been sponsoring and supporting bowls for a number of years through its nationwide network of advisors, many of whom are keen bowlers themselves. From 2018 St. James’s Place, at a corporate level, made the decision to formalise a relationship with Bowls England to see that crucial support grow. We are the title sponsor of two of the headline events at the 2019 National Championships – the Women’s National Triples and Men’s National Fours with St. James’s Place investing in core development programmes and offering funding for new equipment to support future growth of the sport and team development in the run up to 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

From 2019 this support is cascading support down through county associations, with St. James’s Place sponsoring a number of counties to include Berkshire, Cornwall, Devon, Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. The aim is to deliver a programme of 3-4 events in each county to engage the bowls community. These events will integrate an aspect of bowls education (this could be a Masterclass with an England player or a greenkeeping demonstration for example) coupled with a topical wealth management seminar and some form of hospitality hosted by a Partner.

Tony Allcock OBE, Bowls England Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted to announce our partnership with St. James’s Place Wealth Management and thank them for their support. St. James’s Place has been supporting and sponsoring bowls clubs for many years through its nationwide network of financial advisers, many of whom are keen bowlers themselves. To date, more than 100 clubs have benefitted from this and we are confident that by formalising a national relationship we will see that crucial local support continue to grow. To that effect, St. James’s Place has identified working together with county associations as one of its core priorities and further details on this will follow in due course.”

Iain Rayner, Joint Chief Operating Officer at St. James’s Place, added: “We are thrilled to be able to announce our partnership with Bowls England. We have a long-standing history of supporting bowls at the grassroots level and it is a pleasure to have the opportunity to further support the growth of the sport. We very much look forward to working with Bowls England, county associations and local clubs over the coming years in the run up to Birmingham 2022!”

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