Recruitment company to sponsor future GB Olympic athlete
Barrington Hibbert Associates (BHA), a talent acquisition, leadership development and diversity advisory organisation, plans to sponsor future GB Olympic hurdler Lucy Hatton.
The company says this will reaffirm its commitment to furthering its corporate social responsibility programme. The company is also going to be the official sponsor of the Ipswich Town Ladies Football Club (ITLFC).
Hatton was already on the British Athletics World Class Performance Programme (WCPP), UK Sport’s National Lottery funded initiative to support the delivery of success at the world’s most significant sporting events, but still needed additional funding to help finance her warm weather training camps in South Africa and Florida and also to support her plan to compete on the global Diamond League Circuit in 2016.
Although GB’s third ranked sprint hurdler and current European Athletics Indoor silver medallist, Hatton only qualified for the lowest rung of financial support on the WCPP ladder.
Michael Barrington-Hibbert, CEO of Barrington Hibbert Associates commented, “We are incredibly passionate about supporting UK’s talent of tomorrow, not only in the corporate world, but also the sporting arena. We are proud to be able, in some way, to help finance Lucy’s dream to compete in the Rio Olympics this summer.
Commenting on the company’s sponsorship of ITLFC, Barrington-Hibbert said, “There is an incredible buzz around ladies’ football at the moment following the success of the national side at last year’s world cup. More women than ever are playing the game, but for the most part it is still an unpaid occupation and reliant on volunteers. With Ipswich Town being my club of choice, and with a central part of BHA’s ethos being about the support of women in the workplace, it is great to be able to sponsor ITLFC and help provide the ladies with the sports equipment they so desperately need. I’m always harping on about the link between exercise and career success and the relationship between sport and entrepreneurship and it’s nice to be able to do my part to help further the careers of these ladies.”