Scottish Traditional Boat Festival secures headline sponsorship deal with ACE Winches

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The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival is pleased to announce continued support from ACE Winches as main sponsor of the event for 2018.

The Festival, held annually in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire and now in its 25th year, is considered to be one of the key events on the Scottish calendar, bringing together up to 16,000 people over the weekend generating revenue for the local economy.

The Festival organisers are delighted that ACE Winches continues its commitment for a third year as Gold Sponsor.  Roger Goodyear, MBE and Keith Newton, two highly respected business leaders who head up the Festival’s group of volunteers will be working closely with ACE Winches in the run-up to the event.

Keith Newton, Festival Co-Chairman welcomed the support and said “It is a huge boost that ACE Winches has continued its support to the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, the on-going support will help us to expand our national and international promotion of the event and attract more visitors.  ACE Winches is a local company with an international reputation and standing, rooted in the north-east the company has also developed a strong Norwegian presence, reflecting our developing links with Scandinavia.”

Valerie Cheyne, Chief Compliance Officer, ACE Winches, stated “ACE Winches has no hesitation in extending its support to the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival and are looking forward to working closely with the STBF team on the 2018 event.  Over the last two decades the company has been very proactive in providing assistance and backing for a number of local community initiatives and youth projects. Being able to support the local community is a key element of our corporate social responsibility strategy.”

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival takes place on 30 June and 1 July.  Packed with brilliant moments, the Festival engages the local community, bringing together boats, music, crafts, food and drink to celebrate the region’s rich cultural heritage.