Somerset County Cricket Club are delighted to announce that Cooper Associates will become our Ground Naming Rights Partner and therefore the home of Somerset County Cricket Club will now be officially known as “The Cooper Associates County Ground”.
Cooper Associates have their Head Office situated in Taunton and offer comprehensive financial advice to both individuals and companies.
The five year agreement builds upon the existing relationship between Cooper Associates and Somerset County Cricket Club. Cooper Associates have an excellent history of championing sport in the region, with strong links to Taunton Cricket Club, as well as sponsoring England international and former Somerset wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler. In addition, Carl Gazzard, who played an integral part in Somerset’s T20 Cup triumph in 2005 is a respected member of their team, as is James Regan who joined the Company after leaving the Club last year.
Following the announcement of this agreement, Somerset’s CEO Guy Lavender said: “This commercial partnership with Cooper Associates highlights our determination to develop excellent relationships with our local partners in order to build the financial strength of the Club. This agreement is a key component of ensuring the long term success of Somerset CCC both on and off the pitch. Cooper Associates are a major player in the local business community, have won awards for their customer service and are exactly the calibre of company that we want to work alongside. We have an excellent existing relationship with them and this partnership will see that build and strengthen over the years ahead. We are very much looking forward to working with them and achieving our shared objectives for both organisations.
Lee Cooper, CEO of Cooper Associates said: “Cooper Associates has a strong affinity with Somerset CCC and becoming the Ground Naming Rights Partner is the culmination of the relationship that has been built over the last few years. The Club and its players are an integral part of Somerset with core values synergistic with our own. This partnership is without question one of our most exciting to date and we look forward to both the new season and further strengthening our relationship with the club.
About Cooper Associates:
Cooper Associates are one of the country’s fastest growing financial advisory firms. With offices based in Taunton, Exeter and Bristol the firm provides specialist advice across a wide range of financial products including mortgages, insurance, pensions, investments and inheritance tax planning. The firm are recognised leaders within their field being awarded the Acquisition International Award for Business Excellence “Best Mortgage Brokers South West” in 2015 and the ACQ “Financial Advisory Firm of the Year”.
Somerset CEO Guy Lavender is pictured with CEO of Cooper Associates Lee Cooper.