Become a sponsor

Friend Sponsors are vital to the work of the Guild. They provide us with the support we need to plan and to carry out our many activities. Those activities include:

  • Industry dinners and breakfasts
  • Specialist training workshops
  • Chairman’s events
  • Organising and part sponsoring The Douglas King and John Wickersham awards for journalism
  • Press familiarisation tours
  • The CWG website
  • Guild publications such as our newsletter In Touch
  • Running the R&R lounge at the October NEC show

Our aim is always to put something back into the industry that sustains us and to give our sponsors value for money.

Friend Sponsors benefit from close ties with the Guild and may be invited to our events.

These provide excellent opportunities for networking and keeping up to date with developments. Sponsors receive one free place at our industry dinners plus the option of a second at cost.

Below is a quotation from Steven May of Maxview after attending one of our dinners:
“I found the evening exceptional for meeting new members of the industry, I was make to feel extremely welcome, it was without doubt one of the best industry events that I have attended in many, many years”

Friend Sponsors also receive our magazine ‘In Touch’, which is widely circulated within the industry. It contains news and other items of relevance to all our members, including our Friend Sponsors. The cost of a Friend  Sponsor subscription is currently £250 per year.

Sponsors are appointed by invitation only. This helps to ensure we mainatin the right balance between our membership base and the number and type of sponsors. If you think your organisation may be interested in becoming a Friend Sponsor of the Guild please contact our Secretary or Membership Officer.