The Barnsley-based company extend partnership to become the Club’s longest ever serving front of shirt sponsor!
We are delighted to announce a commercial partnership extension which sees industrial recycling company CK Beckett continue as our front of shirt sponsor for a further two seasons. The lucrative sponsorship deal will now see the CK Beckett logo proudly feature on the front of all Barnsley FC home and away replica shirts until the end of the 2018/19 season.
The deal also represents a huge milestone for the Barnsley based company, who become the Club’s longest ever serving front of shirt sponsor. The new deal means that CK Beckett will have featured on the front of the Club’s replica shirts for eight consecutive seasons, more than any other sponsor in the Club’s history!
Additionally, the new agreement will see CK Beckett renew its sponsorship of the South Stand and the East Stand Family Area here at Oakwell. Their South Stand sponsorship clearly delivers their company message of 'Supporting Sport in the Community' and as part of the deal, CK Beckett and the Reds will continue to deliver 200 complimentary tickets to schoolchildren across Barnsley every home fixture.
The company's first major involvement with Barnsley Football Club was in 2008 when they sponsored the shorts for the FA Cup semi-final match against Cardiff City at Wembley. Since then their support towards the Club has gone from strength to strength.
Lifelong Red and CK Beckett partner Chris Beckett was thrilled to extend the company’s partnership with the Club and commented, “Kev signed the deal with the Club back in February and given his recent passing, everyone at the company will dedicate the sponsorship of our Club to Kev. It’s a great honour to continue our sponsorship of this great Club which holds special importance to everyone at CK Beckett. Ever since we first came on board as commercial partners in 2008, we’ve enjoyed a superb relationship with the team and we couldn’t be happier with how the Club has progressed over recent years.
“We’re excited by what the future holds for Barnsley Football Club and we’re looking forward to another exciting season in the Championship. It’s clear that the club and its management team are building something special here at Oakwell and it’s fantastic to be part of as sponsors. What we’ve got at this Club is unity. Unity between the Club and the fans and a genuine connection with the local community. That’s what our company is all about, so it’s a perfect fit to work with a Club which has these values at heart. CK Beckett are proud to be Red and now we can’t wait to see the new 2017/18 kits over the summer!”
On securing the record breaking sponsorship deal here at Oakwell today, Barnsley Football Club’s Commercial Manager Ian Leech commented, “I’m really happy to get this deal complete and extend the sponsorship of a truly valued local business. The recent news about Kev has shocked and upset everyone at the Club, his presence in and around Oakwell will be sorely missed. CK Beckett have shown incredible loyalty and backing to the Club over the past decade, and now we are still immensely proud to have their logo feature on the front of our shirts for a further two seasons. Whether the Club have been in League One or in the Championship, CK Beckett have been there supporting us, so we are very grateful for the commitment.
“The team at CK Beckett are all Barnsley fans, and having worked closely with them over time, I know just how much this Club means to them and the pride that they feel by having their logo on the Reds shirt. They are a huge part of our Football Club and this is reflected in their various sponsorships around the Stadium, with CK Beckett branding running across the South Stand and Family Areas.”
The new CK Beckett deal follows recent extensions to the Club’s back of shirt (Palmer Construction) and back of shorts (BAPP For Bolts) sponsorship agreements. On these deals, Ian said, “The new CK Beckett deal now means that we have secured all three of our kit sponsors for the next two seasons, so this represents a fantastic commercial achievement for this Football Club and it clearly demonstrates the benefits that local businesses see through working with us. We are an established Championship Club with a rich history and proud heritage, and this provides unique opportunities for businesses to work with us, providing benefits for the Club, their business and importantly, the local community.
“Everyone associated with the Club would like to take this opportunity to thank our kit sponsors for their loyal and passionate support of our Club. Through their continued backing, the Club is able to continually invest, both on and off the pitch, strengthening our position for the future. We are very thankful to them.”
About CK Beckett:
Formed in 1984, Barnsley based CK Beckett is a leading company for the recycling of large-scale industrial transformers and electrical switchgear in the UK. They have a dominant position within this marketplace and are a recognised leader in their field of expertise.
Find out more at www.ckbeckett.co.uk.
CK Beckett are very much part of the family here at Barnsley Football Club and everyone associated with the Club would like to thank them for their fantastic support.
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