Official Shirt Sponsor

Octopus is an investment company unlike any other. They offer innovative investment solutions to UK investors based on our expertise in smaller company investing, plus a wide range of funding options for exceptional companies.

Since partnering with the bears in 2013, Octopus have supported the Bears in T20 wholeheartedly. As a company which is leading in it's industry they are no different in the support of Cricket, and see T20 as the format they believe best represents their business ethos.

Once the Bears re-named in 2014 they were keen to become the "Official Sponsor of the Birmingham Bears" and have been on the back of the shirt since that time.

In their third year we look forward to further working with the brand which has created some fantastic publicity in the past few years. In 2014 they helped the Club to get out in the community to drum up support through a Bowlathon based in the City's Victoria Square. Inviting passers by to see how fast they could bowl, with a chance to win tickets for the first home game, and to be given bowling tips seam bowlers Oliver Hannon-Dalby and Tom Milnes.

It was such a success that the bowlathon was then present at 2 home T20s and T20 Finals Day, along with other activities such as Coconut Shy and a blue candy floss machine. They could also be found handing out foam tentacles to participants. Game attendees also had the opportunity to take #mascot selfies with our resident Octopus Investments mascot, Wicktopus. In 2014 the sponsors created more digital content, with the Octopus 8, and #Octostats.