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Aegon serves £30m volley to bolster UK tennis

The Lawn Tennis Association received a massive £30m boost from insurer Aegon last week.

The deal will help the UK produce more tennis stars like current world number four Andy Murray.

The five-year deal gives Aegon naming sponsorship rights for grass courts at international events at Queen’s Club, Eastbourne and Edgbaston. Aegon replaces Stella Artois which sponsored the club for 30 years.

The announcement follows the LTA’s decision in May to relaunch its commercial strategy.


OFT to investigate HBOS merger

The Office of Fair Trading is looking for feedback over the merger of HBOS and Lloyds TSB.It is considering whether the merger will fall under the provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, it says: “Should it be found to be a relevant merger situation, the OFT will […]

Sad day for Solent

Solent Mortgage Services has appointed administrators to wind up the business.Paul Robinson, founder of SMS, which launched in 1989, says: “The business geared up for rapid rate of growth given the buoyant market conditions and built an infrastructure, i.e. people, technology, premises, and diverse distribution to facilitate this. “This investment was based on both historical […]


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