Firecracker Ball puts a new sponsor in the driving seat

The Firecracker Ball has unveiled Yorkshire-based Privilege Executive Cars as the newest sponsor of its annual black-tie event at Rudding Park, which this year takes place on Saturday 9 November.

Privilege Executive Cars is one of the UK’s leading providers of executive chauffeur-driven business and personal transportation services, operating across the north of England and beyond with partners in every major city nationwide.

Paul Watson, founder and director of Privilege Executive Cars said: “We place a huge amount of importance on supporting the local communities in which we operate, so it’s with great honour that we are entering into this new partnership with The Firecracker Ball, for such a worthy cause.

“We can’t wait to attend and help raise as much as we can for Barnardo’s in Yorkshire.”

Tom Dempsey, chair of The Firecracker Ball committee, added: “The Firecracker ball is a night to remember as we celebrate all those associated with Barnardo’s in Yorkshire and help spread the word to those who can support their work, and those who need to be supported.

“Having Privilege Executive Cars on-board as a sponsor and official executive travel partner is a great boost for everyone associated with the ball, especially at a time when we are busy behind the scenes planning the 2024 event.

“Their support means we can deliver yet another show stopping Firecracker Ball, while raising much needed funds for Barnardo’s in Yorkshire.”

Kirsty Guy, senior relationship manager for Barnardo’s, said: “The funds raised from The Firecracker Ball play a huge part in enabling Barnardo’s in Yorkshire to offer services to help children flourish, keep families strong and allow communities to protect and nurture their young people.

“We are so grateful to Privilege Executive Cars for their support, which will significantly help towards continuing this vital work.”

Also back supporting The Firecracker Ball in 2024 are headline co-sponsor Tudor International Freight and business partners Angels Events, Source, Commercial Services Design Limited,, Langton Howarth LTD, Rudding Park Hotel and Team Print Services.

Now in its 23rd year supporting Barnardo’s, The Firecracker Ball helps to change the lives of thousands of children and young people across the region – raising over £3.2m for the charity.

To book a table and for more information, including the opportunity to discuss sponsorship opportunities and auction prizes, please visit: or call Kirsty Guy on 07522 216125.

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