Federer meets Derby star

Derby's tennis star, Jay Clarke, who is sponsored by Bondholder Morecrofts is to play Roger Federer in the second round at Wimbledon.

At only 20 years old, Jay Clarke is fast becoming Derby’s tennis sensation. Coached by his brother Curtis Clarke and managed by his sister Yaz Clarke, the British number 4 is aiming for a World top 100 place in the next year or so.

For the past two years Bondholder Morecrofts has sponsored Jay Clarke, and this grass court season Morecrofts has also sponsored Jay Clarke's shirts, which have seen him play at numerous tournaments in the UK. Most recently, Jay Clarke (world number 166) faced Noah Rubin of the USA (world number 183) in a gripping first-round tie at Wimbledon. Cheering him on were his family as well as Jared Mitchell – Morecrofts’ Managing Director.

Having won the match 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 - an impressive first singles victory at a Grand Slam tournament - Jay will now play tennis legend and eight-time champion Roger Federer in the second round.

After sponsoring the Brit for the last few seasons, Morecrofts are fully behind Jay Clarke in this upcoming match. Jared Mitchell commented "It’s important that we support local talent and Jay is certainly talented. He’s at the business end of the rankings now in tennis terms and the higher you go the harder it becomes, but at 20 years old this young Derby lad has great local support as well as international support.”


Invictus Communications secures Bondholders

Five Bondholder companies have joined the growing number of local companies who benefit from increased cost savings and better efficiency and security thanks to telecommunications systems through fellow Bondholder Invictus Communications.

Invictus Communications have been appointed by HUUB, Salloway Property Consultants, PMW Property, Morecrofts and Century Mobile to install new telephony systems and join 15 other Bondholder companies who are part of the Invictus client portfolio.

Invictus Communications Jonny McPhee said: “Building relationships with other Derby companies through the Bondholder network has been crucial in our rapid growth since 2016 and growing reputation as the go-to telecommunications company in the city and county.

“These further contract gains with fellow Bondholders is testament to the fact that the Derby business community is committed to supporting each other.

We all recognise that dealing with other local businesses results in high quality customer service and benefits the local economy.”

Bondholder PMW Property added: “We were receiving an extremely poor telephony service from another supplier. After speaking with fellow Marketing Derby Bondholders, Invictus Communications appeared to be the highest recommended company. We have been working with them for around a month and have been extremely impressed with the professional and reliable service provided."

More contracts for Morecrofts

Bondholder Morecrofts, Derby’s largest independent electrical engineering contractor has secured two high quality commercial schemes in the South East of the Country.

Electrical services at a 28,000 square foot office facility for Peri UK in Essex has been secured from B&K Building Services a division of fellow Bondholder Bowmer & Kirkland Group and Morecrofts have also just been appointed on a 68,000 square foot 3 storey office building on Foundation Park in Maidenhead by Volker Fitzpatrick.

Morecrofts who are based on Prime Enterprise Park in Derby operate Nationally with works predominately being carried out in the Midlands & South East of the country. The company was established in 2004 and is owned by local men Jared Mitchell & Nick Morecroft.

More local to home Morecrofts were responsible for all electrical works at Derby’s iHub the flagship building on Infinity Park as well as Sadler Bridge Studios and the Riverside Chambers in Derby City Centre. The company is also currently working on the large refurbishment and new build project at Bemrose School in Derby.

Other prestigious Regional projects include the “Advanced Manufacturing Building” at the University of Nottingham and the “Heart of the Campus” building at Nottingham Trent University.

Managing Director, Jared Mitchell commented that “we had a record turnover last year with some amazing projects completed regionally as well as Nationally and whilst things are certainly tougher this year its great to secure such high quality schemes from fantastic construction companies like B&KBS and also Volker’s, we have some further great opportunities in London and the Home Counties as well as a number of schemes closer to home and hope we can continue to grow and develop the business over the next few years”