Merchant Taylors’ agrees partnership with Griffiths & Armour
Merchant Taylors’ School has confirmed a new partnership with leading independent insurance broker and risk management specialist Griffiths & Armour.
This new relationship will see Griffiths & Armour provide sponsorship funding to help the school provide free professional N-Pro rugby headguards to all boys joining in Year 7.
With their Head Office based on Princes Dock in the new Liverpool Waters development, Griffiths & Armour will also be supporting a celebration event, organised by former pupils of the school, at Anfield stadium in November to mark the school’s 400th anniversary, which has been delayed since last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Merchant Taylors’ is providing the N-Pro headguards in partnership with Performance Teq to be used for training and matches throughout boys’ first year at school. N-Pro’s Defentex technology reduces the energy transferred to a player’s head during a tackle by up to 75% and is accredited by World Rugby, the global governing body, for use in a trial for matches and training at all levels of rugby around the world.
Martin Hawken, director at Griffiths & Armour, said: “We have enjoyed a long and successful working relationship with Merchant Taylors’ for many years, several of our team are also former students of the school, so we are thrilled to now be able to continue our support for this important initiative and strengthen those links even further by supporting various aspects of school life.
“A cornerstone of the Griffiths & Armour philosophy is to support our clients’ businesses by providing them with peace of mind through the certainty of protection. Operating within a safety first culture and environment is vital in achieving this so when we were approached to help provide free headguards to Year 7s we recognised this as a fantastic idea which reflects the school’s commitment to creating a safe environment for all of its pupils, a commitment which we of course share”.
“Our new partnership doesn’t end there and we will be working closely with the school to offer support in other areas wherever possible.”
David Wickes, headmaster at Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School, said: “We are extremely grateful to Griffiths & Armour for their wide-ranging support and we are excited by their enthusiasm for what Merchant Taylors’ has to offer to children.
“Griffiths & Armour looks after their clients interests in the UK and internationally but with its roots very much in Merseyside and a clear history of innovation, excellence and best practice in many fields, there is a great synergy with our commitment to safety in sport and our efforts to celebrate the numerous achievements of our pupils and staff, past and present.
“Of course, Armour is also the name of a former headmaster and the name of one of our school houses, so they have a natural home here already.”
Jason McAuley, Group Marketing Manager, Griffiths & Armour Insurance Brokers
Barry Gregory, Head of Engagement & Marketing, Merchant Taylors’ School