Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

RGS and UBS Join Forces

RGS and UBS Join Forces

In an exciting new agreement, RGS have joined forces with UBS, the world's leading Wealth Manager, to sponsor our 1st XV rugby and first XI hockey teams as well as providing economic, business and career guidance within school.

Led by its Newcastle office, headed by Aidan Dunstan, UBS was keen to be more than a name on a shirt for the RGS. Aidan said- “It was imperative that our friends at RGS embraced our wish for this to be a partnership between two extremely high quality organisations. We want all of the stakeholders in RGS - from the pupils, to the staff and the parents - to see UBS as a partner - not only as an organisation willing to help and work with them, but also as a supporter of the School in both its’ sporting and academic activities” . 

Headmaster Dr Bernard Trafford said  – “We have never been down the sponsorship route before to any large extent and to some degree we were rather nervous about the commerciality of such a decision. However, UBS eased those fears immediately, explaining how they want to work closely with the school and that the sporting association was seen as equal to their involvement with other aspects of our academic offering. UBS will offer the school, and most importantly its pupils, the prospect of additional experiences, learning and understanding, that come from a global financial services firm. 
Aidan Dunstan added - “it is a hugely exciting project for us to be involved in and we look forward to a long and successful association with everyone at RGS”.