Through our corporate sponsorships, we champion organisations and causes that share our commitment to excellence.

Supporting a broad range of local and national organisations is also core to our ethos of giving back to the communities in which we operate. Wherever possible, we incorporate a philanthropic element to our sponsorships, such as donating a day in our corporate box at Twickenham Stadium to the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity or leveraging our Saatchi Gallery corporate membership to promote the work of young artists in the UK. In this way, we aim to deliver maximum benefit from the sponsorship to our local community.

Read more about our corporate sponsorships below and discover how we're powering potential across our society.

Proudly sponsoring the arts

Across the globe, the Group supports a range of world-renowned art galleries, giving us the opportunity to host client events and provide employees with VIP access to exhibitions.

In Japan, we were proud to enter our third year of sponsorship with Tokyo’s National Art Centre, whilst in Australia we continued our support of the Brisbane Festival, a celebration of Queensland’s arts and culture. Our long-standing support of the arts in the UK continued with our corporate membership of leading London gallery, the Saatchi Gallery, and our corporate patronage with the prestigious Victoria & Albert museum.  

The Robert Walters Group UK Young Artist of the Year Award

In 2019, the Group launched the Robert Walters Group UK Young Artist of the Year Award, in partnership with UK New Artists and London's renowned Saatchi Gallery. The aim of the award is to support emerging young artists in the UK, providing them exposure and a platform to launch their artistic careers. The inaugural winner was Sheffield-based artist Conor Rogers, who was awarded a £10,000 grand prize. The 2021 award saw London based Dutch artist Anne von Freyburg as its grand prize winner. In 2022, the award championed Habib Hajallie and his Sierra Leonean and Lebanese heritage inspired work as the grand winner. 

Some of our recent sponsorships:

Supporting excellence in sport

We are committed to helping athletes of all ages fulfil their unique potential and, where possible, transition from national to international exposure and competition.

Helping young athletes fulfil their potential

In 2019, we supported the ‘Performance Potential Squad’, a development programme run by Athletics New Zealand. We sponsored five upcoming athletes across a variety of disciplines including: Hamish Kerr in high jump; Imogen Ayris in pole vault; Nicole Bradley in hammer throw; James Preston in the 800m; and Keegan Pitcher, a para-athlete in the 400m sprint. Similarly, in Japan we support young athletes from minority sports who are competing on the global stage.

We have recently increased our sponsorship in this area with the addition of young athletes who compete in trampoline gymnastics, wheelchair track and field, kickboxing and ski cross. We believe that our support of emerging talent also has a positive impact on the wider community as these athletes act as role models for the next generation.

Supporting local sports teams

We have been an official sponsor of Japan’s national rugby team since 2014. With Japan hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2019, interest in the game was high and we hosted more than 500 clients at a live viewing of the Japan vs Russia game. In Brazil, we continued our official sponsorship of the Brazil Rugby Federation. Our sponsorship of four years generates valuable client entertainment experiences such as attending matches and interacting with international rugby players. 

Some of our recent sponsorships:

Championing high performance in business

As a Group, we celebrate high-performing individuals and organisations across the business world who share our passion for quality and our commitment to excellence. Recently, we supported the HR profession in Spain and Portugal through sponsorships of major industry events and awards, recognising exemplary performance among the region's top HR practitioners.

In Asia, we sponsored a variety of technology events and conferences, like Thailand's Blognone Conference, as well as Vietnam's first-ever Scrum Day, run by We were also proud to support She Codes, an Australian organisation providing opportunities for women to upskill in the fields of web development and coding.

Some of our recent sponsorships: