Blues link up with facilities management company
Pompey's safety stewards will be in smart new uniforms next season as part of a three-year sponsorship deal signed with Maxol Facilities Management Ltd.
The Kent-based company, which has a significant presence in the Portsmouth area, has agreed to a long-term deal to show its faith in the new community club.
As well as the uniforms, the company has also undertaken some safety work in the stadium over the summer as part of the arrangement.
Pompey CEO Mark Catlin said: “This is a great deal for the club and the fact Maxol FM want to commit to a three-year sponsorship is a huge boost and is another sign the club is on the right lines as we rebuild our relations with business.
“The facilities management service they can offer us is second-to-none and we have already been impressed with their professionalism.
“The uniforms look really smart and we are sure it will add to the impression things have changed at the club.”
Maxol FM managing director Paul Lomax added: “We are very proud to be the official 'Safety Steward Sponsors' of Portsmouth Community Football Club until the end of the 2015/16 season.
“It is extremely pleasing to have signed this three-year contract and the concept of a community club gave us an extra willingness to invest and show our support.
“The new safety wear will give a good professional impression to the home and visiting fans alike, as will the stadium improvements which are currently under way.
“Maxol FM has provided some essential works needed in Fratton Park free of charge to help get the stadium ready for the new season.”
And Paul sees the relationship as a potentially long-term one.
He said: “By sponsoring Portsmouth FC, especially in the area of safety which is so important in Facilities Management as with everywhere else, Maxol FM has an opportunity to grow with the club over the next few years and play our part alongside the community in seeing Pompey safely back into the top flight.”