Accrington Stanley Official Shirt Sponsor “CleverBoxes”
We are very proud to announce that we are now the official shirt sponsor for Accrington Stanley 2011 – 2014. As a successful local business we wanted to support our local football club. What better team to sponsor than Accrington Stanley, one of the twelve founder members of the Football League in 1888.
We’ve made the decision to sponsor Accrington Stanley for a “Six figure deal, over three years” for several good reasons. We believe we can work well together, we have the same values and we want to WIN!!!
Our Marketing department headed by Rick Ingham will be working closely with the Accrington Stanley and its Commercial Manager, Martin Edmundson over the coming years to build on each other’s brands.
We’ve got some great ideas in planning for example:-
- The creation of our own “CleverBox” at Accrington Stanley
- Corporate events
- Digital signage
- Dedicated blog!
- Special events
- Plus lots more…
Today 27-04-11 we held a press conference at Accrington Stanley to announce our sponsorship deal attended by Vernon Yerkess (Director), Rick Ingham (Marketing Manager), John Meadowcroft (Financial Controller) and Paul Collins (CTO)
Local press, Sky Sports News, Granada TV News and Lancashire Business View were all present to report on this excellent story for 2 local brands that are witnessing great success.
A selection of the CleverBoxes team and their families will be at this Saturday’s match, Accrington Stanley v Barnet to support the team.
We are going to be a “hands on” sponsor; we want the team to win, we’ll do everything we can to help.
Official Press release by Accrington Stanley
Accrington Stanley announce Clever Boxes as the official shirt sponsor.
The club have struck a three year deal reaching over a six figure sponsorship fee with local IT supplier Clever Boxes.com. The partnership was launched at a Press Conference held at the Crown Ground on Wednesday afternoon as the play off contending club introduced the new shirt sponsor to the media.
After the press conference, the club and Cleverboxes celebrated the new partnership in the stands. Chief Executive Rob Heys, Team Manager John Coleman, and Commercial Manager Martin Edmundson were all present to welcome Cleverboxes’ Director Vernon Yerkess and his team to the football club.
Speaking about the new partnership Rob Heys commented “it is fantastic to have a major sponsor that is a local and successful organisation.” CleverBoxes have seen tremendous growth since being established in 2002 and have doubled turnover figures for the past 2 years and have forecasted another 100% turnover increase this year. Speaking about the sponsorship Cleverboxes Director Vernon Yerkess stated “the partnership just seemed to fit. Accrington Stanley is our local football club and both brands are heading in the right direction and I think we can support one another to reach that success.
Commercial Manager Martin Edmundson commented “I love the ideas and direction that CleverBoxes intend to take this partnership over the upcoming seasons and am very much looking forward to bringing the plans to life. This partnership signifies the importance of local businesses to Accrington Stanley, but also how much the club has to offer to businesses great and small.”
The home shirt which will now contain CleverBoxes’ branding on the chest will be available to purchase from Saturday’s game versus Barnet, a fixture that could determine whether Stanley are definitely in this Season’s playoff campaign.