Scrutton Bland go owl out as the latest sponsor of The Big Hoot art trail in Ipswich

26 July 2021 - Elizabeth Nichols

Scrutton Bland have been announced as one of the sponsors of the owl-based Big Hoot art trail to take place around Ipswich next year. Following from the success of 2019’s elephant trail, which raised £260,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice, the latest project will take place over the summer of 2022, and will consist of forty owl sculptures, celebrating, say the organisers “all things Suffolk”.  Once again, the sculptures will be sponsored by local businesses and organisations, for the benefit of Ipswich’s community hospice.

Jason Fayers, Managing Partner at Scrutton Bland commented in appropriate style on the news of the sponsorship:  “In owl honesty, we were delighted to sign up to sponsor one of the sculptures on the 2022 Big Hoot art trail, and when the Scrutton Bland Partners heard about the opportunity, they agreed without feather ado.”

Nick Banks, Business Advisory Partner added: “The forty colourful sculptures will be placed in strategic points around Ipswich town centre, and each one will be individually named and decorated, with no two owl-like. Visitors and residents will be encouraged to str-owl around the trail to find all the sculptures, and we hope lots of people will enjoy meeting Scrutton Bland’s own feathered friend near our Ipswich office on Crown Street.”

Simon Ward, Press and Campaigns Officer at St Elizabeth Hospice noted: “The Big Hoot 2022 is shaping up to be just that, as more and more sponsors come on board. We’re thrilled that Scrutton Bland have once again signed up to support St Elizabeth Hospice through their sponsorship of an owl sculpture – hoot have thought it would be so much fun to support your local hospice?”


For more information on Scrutton Bland please contact:
Elizabeth O’Hanlon, Head of Marketing
t: 0330 058 6559

For more information on The Big Hoot please contact
Simon Ward, Press and Campaigns Officer, St Elizabeth Hospice
t: 01473 707933

Note to editors:
The Scrutton Bland Group (Scrutton Bland) includes Scrutton Bland LLP, Scrutton Bland Financial Services Ltd, Scrutton Bland Insurance Brokers Ltd and Merrick Hill Commercial and is a provider of insurance broking, accountancy, tax, and chartered independent financial advice. From offices in Colchester, Ipswich, Cambridge and Diss. Scrutton Bland serve a range of clients from small owner managed businesses to large corporate organisations and offers professional advice on personal investments through to work place pensions. Merrick Hill Commercial is a trading name of S. Merrick Hill (Commercial) Ltd.

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