Russell Scanlan – Founding Funders of Castle Transformation Project 2016
We are delighted to be a founding sponsor for the Nottingham Castle Transformation Project.
Steeped in a thousand years of rebellious history, one of the UK’s most iconic landmarks will begin its £24 million refurbishment in 2017, partly match funded by some of the city’s most prominent businesses and patrons.
Established in Nottingham in 1881, we have a vested interest in heritage businesses and have a range of clients in the sector, ranging from museums to historical breweries. As the castle’s restoration will act as an effective catalyst for regeneration of the entire castle quarter and its local companies, our expert knowledge of the area’s local business community meant we jumped at the chance to become a founding sponsor for this unique project.
The trust membership scheme offers tailored packages aimed at rejuvenating Nottingham’s caves system, gatehouse and the castle itself, bringing the Robin Hood story to life for over 400,000 visitors per year.
As former Managing Director of Russell Scanlan, Bill Russell’s long standing association with the castle’s Chair of Trustees, Professor Ted Cantle, cemented our involvement in this once in a generation opportunity.
Bill said: “We have developed specialist services for the heritage sector so we can appreciate what is needed to maintain Nottingham Castle as a historic tourist venue. The profound effect this project will have on Nottingham’s tourist economy and the undoubted benefit to local businesses is invaluable to the city and we are delighted to be a part of it.
“Our city’s rich history is one to be celebrated and we look forward to the launch of the project.”
The three year restoration project will revive Nottingham’s illustrious heritage whilst creating over 2,000 jobs and contributing a further £77 million to Nottingham’s visitor economy.
Ted Cantle CBE said: “We have to thank all those who are helping to transform Nottingham Castle and bring its famous history to life. I have known Bill Russell for years and working closely with Russell Scanlan, I know how much time they invest into recognising their heritage clients’ unique and varied requirements. Their continued support of this project will up-hold their long standing relationship with local businesses whilst securing the city as an international tourist destination.”
Read more about our role in the project here.
For more information about the Nottingham Castle Trust or to find out how to get involved in the restoration project, visit www.nottinghamcastletrust.org.