British watch business Christopher Ward is supporting the Thame Town Music Festival and Convention 2018, which takes place in July 2018.
The event is a free to attend multi-genre, multi-venue festival based in the Oxfordshire town aimed at promoting live original music performance from new and established artists.
Christopher Ward, which is headquartered in Maidenhead, 25 miles from Thame, will be the headline sponsor of the event’s music industry convention and songwriters’ competition that supports musicians as they try to work into the business.
Helen McCall, Christopher Ward’s head of marketing will sit on the judging panel for the event and will work alongside the other members of the judging panel to create a shortlist of 10 finalists who will each be invited to perform at the festival, where a winner will be selected.
The winner will receive financial backing and support from Christopher Ward as part of the competition prize.
Mike France, CEO and co-founder at Christopher Ward, said: “We are passionate about supporting talented individuals, who without our backing may otherwise be unable to achieve their dreams. This is something we have been doing for a number of years within the sporting world, through our Challenger Programme and we are thrilled to now have the opportunity to extend our support to individuals within the music industry. The Thame Town Musical Festival is a fantastic organisation that we have admired since their launch last year, and so we are delighted to be working alongside their team for the songwriters’ competition in July 2018.”