Harlequins can confirm Qualco UK as an Official Business Partner in a deal that runs until 2022.
Qualco, a provider of asset management software and solutions to the credit industry, is partnering with the Club to engage with a wider audience, enhance brand recognition and raise awareness of the link between financial hardship and mental well-being.
Christian Jacob, Managing Director at Qualco, said: “The Qualco Panel engage with our clients’ customers, many of whom are in financial hardship every day, and we work hard to support them in ensuring these customers are treated fairly and offered the best path back to financial health.
“We believe financial education should begin at school to ensure the next generation grow up to manage their money better. It is this synergy we share with the Harlequins Foundation, which tackles inequality, poor health and the challenges facing the most vulnerable in society, that made the Partnership an obvious choice. We look forward to working together with the Club over the next three seasons.”
Harlequins Commercial Director Alex Goldschmidt said: “At Harlequins not only are we committed to growing the brand and developing innovative commercial opportunities, we also place great value on mental well-being and we believe Qualco’s ethos aligns perfectly with what the Club are trying to achieve. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with them.”
Qualco will stage its 2019 Qualco Live interactive event at The Stoop on Thursday, 28th March 2019. This year’s theme will be ‘Mental Health & Financial Hardship’, following the success of previous events which focussed on Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Open Banking. Business leaders are invited to enjoy a day of engaging panels and thought-provoking breakout sessions.
Harlequins Director of Rugby Billy Millard will deliver insight into the seismic change rugby union has experienced since it turned professional in 1995, and the correlations with the evolving landscape of the UK credit industry during the last 10-15 years. Marc Leckie, Head of Foundation at Harlequins will also speak, offering his view on how we can collaboratively help the most vulnerable in society.