During 1978, Graham Jones, a member of the band and an employee of Sun Life Assurance, approached the Company enquiring if they would be interested in sponsoring The Stanshawe (Bristol) Band. A meeting was arranged between myself and the Officers of the band, which included Brian Higgins, Martyn Coward, and Derek Horsfall.

The sponsorship was agreed and part of the agreement was that the band became known as the "Sun Life (Stanshawe) Band". Sun Life provided new instruments and a long and successful partnership commenced to the mutual advantage of both parties.

Frank Berry
General Manager (Sales & Marketing) - RETIRED.