About our corporate partnership programme
Our corporate partners
From raising vital funds to building awareness of our cause, Cancer Research UK's corporate partners play a crucial role in our life-saving work. Our expert team looks to create partnerships that are mutually beneficial and highly effective, with all partners valued for their contribution and commitment, regardless of size or sector.
Why partner with us?
Partnering with Cancer Research UK will bring lasting benefits to your company. Whether you're looking to engage employees and customers in a unique way or strengthen brand awareness and purpose, we'll work with you to ensure your partnership with us achieves shared value and impact.
Our strategic partnership experts will work with you to develop a tailored programme that links our life-saving work with your company’s long-term strategic objectives.
Our carefully planned approach to building brilliant partnerships will unlock shared value and impact. It will allow you to meet your company’s key performance indicators and achieve corporate and social responsibility goals.
By aligning your company with the UK's most-loved charity brand and only charity ‘superbrand’, you’ll be helping to boost customer engagement. At the same time, your staff and customers will be working together to fund life-saving research into ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, a disease that touches so many lives.
We have extensive experience in delivering award-winning cause-related marketing initiatives across a wide variety of industries.
Combining the power of our brand with yours is a well-established and effective way to:
- increase sales
- acquire new customers at low cost
- make your brand stand out
- increase customer loyalty
- gain PR coverage
- achieve positive brand association
We are experienced in developing integrated and flexible sponsorship packages that help build brand awareness, engage with a mass audience and drive customer loyalty. From our flagship campaigns such as Stand Up To Cancer, to exciting high-value events such as the Emeralds & Ivy ball, we can deliver opportunities to suit your brand and budget.
Our sponsorship opportunities provide:
- flexible, tailored sponsorship packages
- national brand exposure and awareness
- measurable return on investment
- award-winning marketing, PR and media services
Together we can deliver a partnership that meets your marketing and brand objectives, while raising vital funds for life-saving research.
We are employee engagement experts and will unite your staff behind a cause that will be close to many of their hearts. We have a diverse portfolio of exciting fundraising ideas, campaigns and events and will work with you right from the start to create a bespoke calendar of fundraising and volunteering opportunities.
In addition to our fundraising activities and campaigns, we run a Cancer Awareness in the Workplace programme to empower employees to lead healthy active lifestyles. We can create inspiring communications for your employees and provide health awareness leaflets and health stands. Our Talk Cancer training course is also available to help people feel confident talking about cancer.
Partnering with us will help:
- demonstrate to your employees, customers and potential customers your company’s commitment to
an issue that affects lives every day
- encourage team building
- boost staff morale
- have support from an award-winning account management team
- have access to an award-winning media and digital team
- generate positive PR opportunities
Get in touch
Whether or not your company has worked with a charity before, we’ll make it easy for you to get involved. All of our partners are supported by a passionate Corporate Partnerships team who are experts in delivering mutually beneficial partnerships that provide real business benefits.
Here are just a few of our dedicated partners
Hear from our partners
“Tesco has been the proud partner of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life for 19 years and every year, thousands of our colleagues up and down the country love taking part in these inspiring events. I’m delighted that through the generosity and support of our colleagues and customers, the partnership has contributed millions towards Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work. We know that 1 in 2 people in the UK will get cancer at some point in their lives, so through our partnership we’re helping to build a future where we will beat cancer.”
David Page, UK & Ireland Comms Director, Tesco
“We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Cancer Research UK to raise awareness of staying safe in the sun. We’ve worked together since 2012 and during that time our campaign has gone from strength to strength. We’re continuing to collaborate on finding new and exciting ways to spread our message with the aim of reducing incidences of skin cancer.”
Patrick Albrecht, Marketing Director NOE, Beiersdorf UK
“We’re really proud of the partnership we’ve built with Cancer Research UK over the past four years and are delighted to have reached our target of £1m. It’s great to know that the money staff and customers have raised has helped get new treatments to patients faster.”
Jo Fawcett, Marketing Director, Zizzi
“Ticketmaster UK has been a partner of Cancer Research UK’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign since 2014. We are proud to work with them and support the important work they do. We have been able to raise a great amount of money for the cause and I am very happy to say this continues to increase year on year. We continue to drive both customer and staff engagement in the partnership and look forward to continuing this rewarding relationship together.”
Michelle Plant, Marketing Director, Ticketmaster UK
“Since ScottishPower joined forces with Cancer Research UK in 2012, our partnership has gone from strength to strength and together we have achieved great things. With 1 in 2 people now affected by cancer in the UK, our partnership resonates with everyone. Thanks to ScottishPower’s Help Beat Cancer energy tariff and the unwavering support and generosity of employees and suppliers, we are extremely proud to have raised millions for life-saving cancer research.”
Julie Keough, Group Brand Director, ScottishPower