The Bath Festival Finale Weekend Sponsors
Bath Ales is the brewer of a distinctive range of premium, authentic and inventive beers for the discerning drinker.
Founded in 1995, Bath Ales’ new chapter began in July 2016, when it was acquired by St Austell Brewery – one of only 28 independent, family-owned brewers in the country.
Bath Ales opened to doors to its new four-vessel brewhouse in May 2018. Fronted by flagship ale Gem, the state-of-the-art brewery has doubled brewing capacity to over 14.5 million pints each year, allowing Bath Ales to continue making the beers that people know and love as well as experimenting with new and exciting styles.
Novia, long standing friends of the festival join us on the Rec for the Finale Weekend.
Novia Financial is an investment platform that provides Advisers with the tools and investment service to achieve positive investment outcomes for their clients at every stage of the investment lifecycle. Their online technology and investment offering is continually evolving, with over 350 Fund Managers and more than 70 DFMs available through Novia. Novia’s experienced management team are also proud to have offered many local people their first steps on the career ladder as part of the internal development programme.
After 10 years of supporting charities in and around Bath, Novia formalised these activities in the form of the Novia Foundation. The Novia Foundation was established to support projects and initiatives for the benefit of local people as well as other parts of the United Kingdom at the discretion of our trustees. By supporting charitable organisations, individuals and volunteering activities, the Novia Foundation can actively give something back to benefit and improve the local communities around us and beyond. We believe that even small things can make a big difference. Visit us at the Finale Weekend to find out more and to try out the rugby passing target to help us raise money for local charities.
Agriframes are delighted to have become proud sponsors of the The Bath Festival, making a long term commitment to supporting this flagship celebration of a beautiful city with close links to the company’s heart.
Agriframes have been playing a leading part in the garden industry for nearly 50 years, designing and manufacturing a range of structures and garden supports to suit both traditional and contemporary settings.
Owned and managed by a Bath based family, much of the inspiration for the designs is drawn from the iconic architecture of the City.
Managing Director, Andrew Downey grew up in Bath and said
“We are proud to sponsor the Bath Festival Finale Weekend and be part of such a vibrant celebration of our city and the talent it attracts – it is thrilling to be involved and for Agriframes structures to play a part in creating the spectacular festival setting.”
“ The buildings and history of Bath are a constant source of inspiration when creating elegant and timeless designs for our garden range – it’s important that we can keep providing our customers with new and exciting elements to add to their garden and that the designs work as well in a modern family garden as they do in a dramatic stately home. Bath is the perfect example of how practical and functional design can still be beautiful to look at.”
Created by gardeners and designed by Creative Director, Hannah Downey, Agriframes’ product range is constantly evolving and now includes coloured and textured finishes as well as a selection of carefully designed kitchen garden products developed in response to the growing enthusiasm for produce grown at home in an attractive setting.
Long time exhibitors at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Agriframes will again be showcasing their latest designs at the show this May on their award winning stand and look forward to sharing their association with Bath Festival at the prestigious show.
To see the full Agriframes range visit www.agriframes.co.uk
Graham’s Port, one of the Symington family’s flagship port brands, is proud to partner with Bath Festivals following the launch of their new premium white port Blend Nº5
Graham’s Blend Nº5 White Port brings together the port-making knowledge handed down through the Symington family since the 19th century with the more contemporary and informal approach of the 5th generation, who have recently joined the family’s long winemaking tradition. The release of Blend Nº5 follows the increasing popularity of White Port & Tonic as a refreshing aperitif. The trend towards healthier lifestyles and people ‘drinking less, but better’ has prompted a surge in lower strength alcoholic drinks. The Port & Tonic has been experiencing success as an innovative and less alcoholic alternative to the classic Gin & Tonic. White port in a long serve has come as a welcome surprise to people who see port as a more traditional after dinner drink. Whereas most white ports are made up of a mixed field blend of various white grape varieties,Graham’s Port’s head winemaker, Charles Symington, selected two premium Portuguese white grape varieties – the fresh Malvasia Fina and the aromatic Moscatel Gallega – to produce this new blend. The grapes are hand-picked and cold fermented in small batches. Blend No.5 is bottled 3 months after the harvest to preserve maximum freshness and should be drunk young. The wine is medium dry, deliberately designed to mix well with tonic whilst also being an excellent standalone drink. Due to Blend No5’s micro production (less than 6000 bottles), and the popularity of premium port in the UK, Blend No5 is only currently available to the UK market.
The new look packaging, which represents a clear departure from the more traditional presentation of other ports, is intended to increase the product’s appeal in the on-trade and reach new consumers who previously might not have had port in their drinking repertoires.