|Paul Tapner with Inonothing|
Our tradestands are starting to return their application forms for next year and we are finalising agreements with all of our contractors. We have said goodbye to Brian Higham, Stable Manager and Carol Alexander, Box Office Manager but happily both are very much around to help with advice when needed, as it undoubtedly will be! Vicky Iddon has taken over in the Box Office, all the 2011 prices have been fixed and the team are busy testing the ticketing kiosk to make sure all will be ready for it to open in the New Year.
There is certainly some confidence around if our sponsorship developments are anything to go by. Mitsubishi Motors of course continue for at least another 2 years, the Rolex Grand Slam contract is being renewed and we are very hopeful that the HSBC FEI Classics series will go on. Andrew Tucker helps us with our supporting sponsors and we have experienced a real surge of interest which hopefully will be reflected in a number of new announcements over the coming month or two.
Despite the fact that most of us have been involved for a very long time, we still get excited at the prospect of another Badminton – with just a few innovations each time to keep us on our toes!