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ONECOM SCORE OFFICIAL SPONSORSHIP DEAL

7 August 2014

Local telecoms firm sign Pompey deal

Telecommunications firm OneCom have signed a deal with Pompey to become a main sponsor.

Under the arrangement, the Whiteley-based firm will sponsor the Milton End at Fratton Park for two years – meaning fans will see OneCom’s familiar blue and white branding at every home game.

The arrangement will also see OneCom given exclusive rights as a supplier of mobile telecoms for the community-owned club.

As well as supporting the Blues as a main sponsor, OneCom will continue to pour money into the club through its Pompey OneCommunity scheme.

The initiative sees fans offered a free telecoms audit to help them save money – and for everyone who takes services from OneCom, the company donates money to the Supporters Trust.

Darren Ridge, chief executive of OneCom, said: “We have, for some time, been an official partner of Pompey for telecommunications and have enjoyed supporting the club with initiatives such as Pompey OneCommunity.

“Like all Pompey fans, I’m very proud of what has been achieved through community ownership and I am glad that we are able to help the club and the Supporters Trust in this way.

“This new two-year arrangement significantly steps up our involvement in the club and we are very proud to now refer to OneCom as an official main sponsor.”

Pompey’s commercial and marketing manager Micah Hall added: “We are delighted to welcome OneCom as sponsors of the Milton End.

“We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with OneCom over the last year as they have brought very substantial sponsorship revenues to Pompey, and great deals on mobiles and landlines to our fans.

“We now look forward to building on that relationship over the next two years to the benefit of all parties. We would like to thank OneCom for their incredible support.”

OneCom is the UK’s largest independent business-to-business provider of mobile voice and data, fixed line, IT and unified communications solutions.

As well as their headquarters in Whiteley, OneCom also have offices in Camberley, Brighton, Plymouth, Leeds, Telford, Southampton, Norwich and Edinburgh and employ around 400 people.

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