Through our partnerships with The Jockey Club and Sir AP McCoy, Close Brother is a proud supporter of British horse racing.
At Close Brothers, we believe in hard work, determination, teamwork and resilience, and these values are at the heart of our people and our business. It’s these values that have drawn us to the world of horse racing – a world where success comes from following these same principles.
That’s why we are proud to partner with The Jockey Club, founded in 1750 and the owners and operators of 15 of the country’s most iconic racecourses.
Horse racing is great entertainment and attracts a broad audience from all demographics, and just as we have clients all around the country from SME manufacturers to some of the wealthiest in the land, it’s a great fit for Close Brothers.
From The Grand National and The Cheltenham Festival, to The Guineas and The Derby, The Jockey Club is part of the fabric of British racing. In addition to the 2 million people who attend The Jockey Club races in person across the country, these prestigious events generate a TV audience of 30 million a year, with The Grand National alone being watched by 9 million TV viewers.
Alongside our partnership with The Jockey Club, we are delighted to work with Sir AP McCoy, the renowned Champion Jockey, as Close Brothers Brand Ambassador. Throughout his unprecedented 23-year career, Sir AP McCoy has consistently displayed incredible resilience and an unwavering determination to succeed. Placing great importance on teamwork, commitment and trust, he represents a unique individual, whose values reflect those of Close Brothers, and our customers.