Businesses boost Perth Show's virtual showcase
Local businesses have rallied to support Perth Show as organisers take the agricultural showcase event online.
Perth Show 2021 will go live online on Saturday, August 7. And sponsors have pitched in to ensure the virtual event proves a small screen hit for farmers and the general public alike.
Show organisers have praised a raft of large and small businesses for their support, stressing that the exhibition and competition - featuring some of the country's premier livestock, horses and four-legged pets - could not take place without them.
Major sponsors Binn Group, Bell Ingram and A-Plan Rural Insurance and EventScotland are all happy to get behind the virtual event.
"Binn Group has its roots in agriculture and the business works closely with the country's farming sector to this day," said group Chief Executive Allan MacGregor.
"We've been associated with Perth Show for many, many years and are proud to be key sponsor of such a vibrant and enjoyable success during that time.
"Taking the Show online during Covid restrictions is an ambitious and exciting move and one that should be applauded and supported. Binn Group and the MacGregor family are happy to sponsor what we're sure will be an enjoyable online event which will help to keep Perth Show in the public eye."
Bell Ingram is also continuing its support to the online platform.
"We're delighted to continue our sponsorship and support of the virtual Perth Show which is an innovative and imaginative way of uniting and showcasing Perthshire’s rural and agricultural sector during these challenging times," they said.
In addition to the three main sponsors, other businesses have been quick to sign up as section sponsors.
Light Horses – NFU Mutual, Perth
Cattle – Bell Ingram, Perth
Goats – Lisa Sinclair and Aileen Charlton, Meikleour
Heavy Horses – Audrey Anderson, Equine Touch Practitioner, Bankfoot.
Sheep – Thornton Solicitors, Perth & Dundee
Private Driving – Asher’s Ice Cream, Stirling
Rosettes – Andi Bruce, Abernyte.
Perth Show Chairman Mark Mitchell thanked all sponsors for their generosity during difficult times and stressed that the Show could not take place in any format without their support..
"The continued success of Perth Show is only possible with the generous support of local companies and organisations," he said.
"Their sponsorship is crucial to maintaining the high standard of competition and ensuring Perthshire’s premier agricultural showcase has a bright future when we return to our much-loved two-day spectacular on Perth's South Inch.
"Perth Show has always enjoyed strong support from key sponsors such as Binn Group and it's heartening to see that local businesses are still behind us despite the Show having no physical presence this year.
"We're extremely grateful to all our sponsors this year who have ensured we can not only organise a first class virtual show but also present cash prizes to our winners."
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