Melbourne Festival would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of our sponsors without whom it just wouldn’t happen!
The support of our sponsors is greatly appreciated and a glance through their websites will show what a thriving business community there is close to Melbourne.
The Festival relies on sponsorship from local businesses to supplement our main income. Our income from artists fees for the Art Trail, tickets for the Trail, Concerts and Performances are in themselves insufficient to cover costs of an event the size of Melbourne Festival. This income raises approximately 70% of the cost of the Festival. To survive and remain fresh and vibrant Melbourne Festival needs support from you and other local companies.
Since the launch of Melbourne Festival in 2005 we have had fantastic support from local commercial organisations. The logo’s for the sponsors of the 2016 Melbourne Festival are shown opposite.
Support from our sponsors is greatly appreciated and a glance through their websites listed on the next page will show what a thriving business community we have locally. Sponsor websites are accessible by clicking on the company names.
If you would like to support the next Melbourne Festival we can tailor the Sponsorship package to best suit your requirements and maximise the benefits for your business.
The chart posted below outlines what benefits you will receive from our standard sponsorship packages. We are able to offer sponsors a display on the Art and Architecture Trail, inclusion in publicity materials, or corporate curatorship – a gallery in your offices! – to name just a few possibilities.
How to become a sponsor…
For further information or to arrange a meeting to discuss sponsoring please contact the Melbourne Festival Office by post at –
49 Church Street, Melbourne, DE73 8EJ or by calling Helen Saunders on 01332 865342 or 07765 819428 or use the “contact us” page on this website.
What is Melbourne Festival
The Melbourne Festival Art and Architecture Trail features over 100 selected, professional artists exhibiting their work in 70 private homes, businesses, public spaces and churches. Each year approximately 5,000 people visit the Festival in just two days! Artists demonstrate their skills, buskers perform along the Trail. Integral to the event are free activities for children and a programme for young adults. The special Family Festival which we have included over the past few years ensures plenty of attraction for a broad family audience.
The Festival transforms Melbourne creating a blur of colour and excitement with streets packed with people, showing visitors the town at its best.
Alongside the Trail are 3-4 weeks of performances offering a varied programme of music, drama, dance and comedy featuring local talent and professional performers from around the country. The Festival team also arranges subsidised workshops for adults and free workshops in Schools and other events during the year.
Who comes to Melbourne Festival
The significant numbers of people who come to the Festival are made up of local residents and visitors to the area who in turn can provide a considerable economic benefit to local businesses. In 2016 over £50,000 was taken from the Post Office Servicetill by visitors to the Trail, a significant amount of this money was spent with artists and local businesses in addition to credit card sales.
Evaluations of nearly 600 postcodes, collected at last years Festival, indicate that approximately 20% of visitors come from DE73, 70% within 25 miles of Melbourne and 10% more than 25 miles away – so not just Melbourne! The profile of Melbourne and its business community is boosted as a direct result of the favourable impression of Melbourne created by the Festival. The Festival provides a prime opportunity to promote your business to potential clients from the surrounding area who are already favourably disposed towards Melbourne. Supporting the Festival brings an association with a high quality, prestigious family event.
The exhibited artwork is original, of a high standard and feedback indicates that artists sell over £50k each year during the Festival. The Festival takes no sale commission but charges artists a modest fee to cover administration and publicity costs. Local restaurants, public houses and retailers are extremely busy, whilst local churches and charities raise over £10k each year.
We keep entry prices low to offer people of all incomes access to the Trail, concerts, and the workshops, the ticket price for the two day Trail is only £5, under 18’s are free.
Western Power Distribution 0800 096 3080 Cable & Infrastructure for electric power in the Midlands, South West and Wales. Herald Way, Pegasus Business Park, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, DE74 2TU
Crane and Walton Solicitors Tel. 01332 863810 or 01530 414111 William’s Yard, Derby Road, Melbourne, DE73 8JR
Derek Trowell Architects Ltd 01629 825491 Architects – 1 Greenhill, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4EN
East Midlands Self Storage 01332 703800 Secure Storage – Sinfin Lane, Barrow Upon Trent, Derby, DE73 7HH
Village Voice 07584 025 852 Local Newspaper serving Melbourne & surrounding villages
Andersons Accountants Ltd 01332 862259 Bank Chambers, Market Place, Melbourne, DE73 8DS
The Bay Tree Restaurant 01332 863358 Fine Dining, New World Cuisine – 4 Potter Street, Melbourne, DE73 8HW
Broadstone Associates 865483/862414 Structural Engineers – Broadstone Lane, Ticknall, DE73 7LD
Clive Toon Joinery Ltd 01332 862612 or 07841 910753 Commercial Joinery Services – Station Yard, Station Road, Melbourne, DE73 8HJ
John German Estate Agents 01530 412824 Estate Agents – 63a Market Street, Ashby, Leicestershire, LE65 1AH
Des Gosling Mobility 01332 863742 Motability Vehicle Conversion Specialist – Station Yard, Station Road, Melbourne, DE73 8HJ
East Midlands Airport 01332 818414 Community Relations – Building 34, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington , Derby, DE74 2SA
The Hardinge Arms 01332 863808 Country pub, restaurant & rooms – Main Street, Kings Newton, DE73 8BX
Harman Smith Wealth Management 07502 224835 Financial Services, Investments & Pensions – Lion Court, Staunton Harold Hall, Nr Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1RT
G. W. Heath & Sons Ltd 01332 865605 Craftsmen Builders & Joiners – Castle Lane Industrial Estate, Melbourne, DE73 8JB
Harpurs of Melbourne (Bespoke Inns) 01332 862134 Bar, Restaurant and Rooms Derby Road, Melbourne, DE73 8FE
Jacks of Melbourne 01332 864836 Café with Homemade cakes, breakfast and light lunches 12 – 14 Derby Road, Melbourne, DE73 8FE
Lemon and Lime Interiors 07967 636718 Home design, de-cluttering, dressing for sale – 30A Market Place, Melbourne, Derby, DE73 8DS
Lion Court Conference Centre & Serviced Offices 01332 695000 Conference Centre, Serviced Offices, Meeting Rooms & Hotdesks available Staunton Harold Hall, Melbourne Road, Ashby-de-la_Zouch, LE65 1RT
Melbourne Garage 01332 862373 Car Mechanics, Servicing, Repairs – Castle Lane Industrial Estate, Melbourne, DE73 8JB
The National Forest Spring Water Company Ltd 01332 862699 Naturally pure Spring Water sourced & bottled in Melbourne – Highfields, Melbourne, DE73 8DG
Melbourne Hall Tea Rooms 01332 864224 Homemade breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas Church Square, Melbourne, DE73 8EN
The One Off 01332 694555 Brand Identity, Graphics and Design – Derby Road, Melbourne DE73 8FF
Onesytem Ltd 08450 720107 Design & Manufacture of Displays – Ivanhoe Business Park, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 2UY
Quill International Group 01332 864664 Industrial Cleaning – Castle Lane Industrial Estate, Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8JB
Throughmic 07595 331823 Sound, lighting & recording for music or theatre – The Ferrers Centre, Staunton Harold, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1RT
Wagtail Storage 01530 22179 Local Personal Storage Serving Donington, Melbourne and Loughborough – The Walnut Yard, Gelscoe, Nr Diseworth, Leicestershire, DE74 2QQ
Wayne Spiers Family Butchers 01332 862249 Local butchers, hog roasts, outside catering – 28 Market Place, Melbourne, DE73 8DS
West Road Haulage Ltd 01283 477997 Industrial, Construction and Commercial Haulage – 1 The Crescent, Repton, DE65 6GL
Ash Farm Boarding Kennels o1332 862796 Kennels, Cattery and Small Animal Boarding – Ash Farm, Ingleby, Derby, DE73 7HW
Amalfi White Bar and Restaurant 01332 694890 Restaurant and Prosecco Bar – Derby Road, Melbourne, DE73 8FE
Breedon Priory Health Club 01332 864028 Health and Fitness Club – Green Lane, Wilson, Nr Melbourne, DE73 8LG
Executive Linen Hire 01283 814600 Glass, China & Linen Hire – Unit 6/7 Scropton Road, Hatton, Derbyshire, DE65 5DT
Fradley Bathrooms Ltd www.fradleys.co.uk 07805 662565
Helen’s Homeopathy 01332 865649 Homeopathic Practice – Station House, Station Road, Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8BQ
Lomas Opticians 01332 865021 Family eye care and home visits – 1 Chapel Street, Melbourne, DE73 8EH
Melbourne Dental Practice 01332 862942 NHS & Private Dentists – Castle Street, Melbourne, DE73 8EH
Melbourne United Reformed Church 01332 862175 – High Street, Melbourne, DE73 8GF
Millpond Antiques 01332 409305 Antiques and Collectables – Unit 10 Melbourne Hall Visitor Centre, Melbourne, DE73 8EN
Origin Design 01332 864736 Graphic Design and Print – Hope Street, Melbourne, DE73 8LX
Positive ID Labelling Systems 01332 864895 Individualised pricing, data coding and labelling guns and sandwich labelling systems – Castle Lane, Industrial Estate, Melbourne, DE73 8JB
The Priest House Hotel 01332 810649 Hotel “By the River” – Kings Mills, Castle Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2RR
Solutions Simply For You 07540 969465 Website Development, Design, hosting, Maintenance and Support
UK Gardens.co.uk 01332 863890 On-line Garden Centre – Unit A, Castle Lane Business Centre,, Castle Street, Melbourne, DE73 8DY