Posted on Thursday 24 January 2013 by Ulster Business

 Ian John

Getting ready to make the big move to Balmoral Park for the show in May are Ian Jordan, Ulster Bank, and John Bamber, RUAS President.

The Balmoral Show has announced that Ulster Bank will be the principal sponsor of the event when it moves to Balmoral Park, its new site at the Maze.

The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society said that the bank will be the only banking sponsor at the show as part of the new deal.

The show, which is the largest of its kind on the island, will take place at the new venue for the first time from 15th to 17th May. The Balmoral Show had previously been held at the King's Hall in Belfast for more than 100 years.

Chief executive of the RUAS, Colin McDonald, said the agreement with Ulster Bank was a big boost for the show and the agri-food sector.

"Ulster Bank's support is extremely helpful as we seek to continue to promote Northern Ireland's agri-food sector, and shows us the confidence that Ulster Bank has in the success of Balmoral Show at its new home. Together with Ulster Bank we look forward to welcoming everyone to the event in May as the Balmoral Show takes this historic step," he said.

Ian Jordan, Director, Corporate Banking Division, Ulster Bank, added: "We are delighted to build on the success of our partnership with the RUAS and the Balmoral Show, which is so important to the agri-food sector. The show has gone from strength-to-strength in the last five years and this year will see this important and very exciting move to the new site. We are delighted to be the principal sponsor."

Further information about the 2012 Balmoral Show is available from: www.balmoralshow.co.uk

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