Stamford AFC officials have secured sponsorship for the club’s new ground from a global combustion specialist.
Zeeco Europe Ltd, based off the A1 at Woolfox, will sponsor the new Borderville ground from the 2014/15 season. The agreement will initially last for two years.
The Daniels’ commercial manager Paul Pepper said: “I am delighted and proud that we will have this partnership with Zeeco and look forward to working with them at such an exciting time.”
The firm is a world leader in combustion equipment for the refining, petrochemical production, power and pharmaceutical industries. Managing director Nigel Palfreeman said he was proud to form a link with the football club.
He added: “I have lived in Stamford for 25 years and love the town from where I have grown our business. I am thrilled that we will be working with the club as it begins this exciting new chapter in its history. It’s going to be an awesome new stadium - exactly what town and community need.”
Mr Palfreeman hopes the link will allow Zeeco to become more involved in the community. He said: “Wherever possible we look to use local suppliers and employ local people. This partnership will involve us more closely with an important community activity.”
The firm was particularly keen on the club’s youth policy and already sponsors the under 15 team shirts. Mr Palfreeman said: “We feel very strongly about that area. Taking on apprentices and launching graduate schemes have been a key aspect of people development as the company expands.”
Stamford Development Board member Guy Walton added: “Zeeco and Stamford AFC benefit from community minded foundations. They understand the importance of nurturing talent and people within our organisations. We welcome them to the Daniels’ family.”