influential sponsor

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Clive Feltham, the GRA MD, commented: "Obviously we are very sad to lose such an influential sponsor as William Hill, and we thank them for their unprecedented support of greyhound racing in the last ten years.
Dagmar Honsbein, the business centre's general manager, welcomed the renewed support: "As a growing organisation NBIC needs influential sponsors and partners like the Bank of Namibia to help us build a new generation of innovative businessmen and women who think outside-the-box.
MILLIONAIRE Jim Cummings's bid to claim a place on the Aberdeen board last night built up momentum with the backing of two pressure groups plus influential sponsors.
Nationwide are proving to be very influential sponsors.
One has to learn to build the right connections and show loyalty to the right people-for instance, influential sponsors who can present your case to the decision-making bosses.
Mr Campbell, 46, was running for Leukaemia Research and is able to call on extremely influential sponsors.