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King Sturge branded stationery given new home in Jamaica

A consultand from Jones Lang Lasalle finds new home for branded items with former King Sturge logo


 

Bristol 06 November – A consultant from property consultantsJones Lang LaSalle took it on himself to find a new home for the old pens, bags and polo shirts branded with the former King Sturge logo.
 
When Max Crofts went to the Commonwealth Surveyors conference in Jamaica last month, he took an extra suitcase full of King Sturge branded items and delivered them to pupils at Sturge Town School.

 

 
The name of the school is no coincidence. The historical link dates back to the 1830’s, when the town was named in honour of Joseph Sturge from Birmingham, a cousin of the surveying family, who campaigned for the rights of slaves and raised money to buy land for the men and women that were freed in 1838.
 

 

Max Crofts, consultant at Jones Lang LaSalle, said: “I arranged to visit the school via a friend in Jamaica and was given a very warm welcome.

The headmistress was keen to read about the history of the firm since 1760, and the town's link with the Sturge family, in the book King Sturge: 250 Years in Partnership which I gave to the school.

The children were excited by my visit and the gifts, some of which the school will reserve for end of term prizes.”