Graham + Sibbald’s Rising Star programme backs Scottish diving sensation Grace Reid
– Reid goes for Gold at European Championships in Glasgow
– Les McAndrew: “We want Grace to reach her ambitions in the sport”
– Grace Reid: “Support means I can focus on the important stuff”
Graham + Sibbald, the independent Scottish chartered surveyor and property specialist, has selected Scottish diving star Grace Reid as their latest recruit to its Rising Star programme. The programme was launched in 2013 and aims to support talented young people who have demonstrated an ability to make a significant impact in their chosen sports.
Graham + Sibbald’s sponsorship of Reid began recently, with the City of Edinburgh athlete set to bring her latest medal quest at the European Championships in Glasgow today. Now aged 21, Reid was the youngest member of Team Scotland’s Commonwealth Games squad in Delhi in 2010, was a finalist with Team GB at the 2016 Rio Olympics, won silver at the World Championships in 2017, before going on to become the first ever woman to win a Commonwealth diving gold for Scotland on the Gold Coast earlier this year.
Les McAndrew, Graham + Sibbald’s Senior Partner, said: “Like so many, we have been massively impressed by Grace as not only a high level athlete but also as such an inspiring young person. Grace has taken the diving world by storm over the last few years and we want to help her go the extra mile and achieve her ultimate ambitions in the sport.”
Grace Reid, who competes in the individual 3m springboard as well as in the mixed and women’s 3m synchronised events, said: “It’s so exciting to be diving in home water over the next few days and it’s also a great feeling to know that I now have such strong support behind me from Graham + Sibbald, support that means I can focus on the important stuff.”
Reid, who famously won mixed 3m synchro gold at the last Euros in 2016 with Tom Daley, will be competing with Ross Haslam and Katherine Torrance in the synchro events at this year’s championships.
Graham + Sibbald has over 200 employees and 22 partners working across its 15 UK offices which are largely based in Scotland supported by a base in London. The firm’s Rising Star programme, in partnership with Red Sky Management, has previously supported Craig Benson, Callum Skinner and Scott Meenagh.