Local company sponsor North Stand
Pompey are delighted to announce a two-year naming rights deal for the North Stand with family-run construction company PMC and its supply-chain partners.
Formed in 1982, PMC are a Portsmouth-based business with a multi-million pound annual turnover.
PMC have brought together their supply chain – Finest Windows, Gibbs Timber Frame, MR Electrical Services and AD Mechanical – to support both the club and Pompey in the Community on a range of initiatives, especially to encourage younger supporters.
The North Stand has been extensively rebranded as part of the tie-up.
Mark Catlin, Pompey chief executive, said: “This is a fantastic deal for the club and the community. PMC and their partners clearly understand the importance of football in this city and the power it has to inspire. We are really excited about working with them.”
PMC director Steve Cripps added: “We are proud to have brought together local businesses to support Portsmouth Football Club in their ambition to gain promotion.
“We are also looking forward to working with the club in various community projects to ensure that the club remains at the heart of the Portsmouth people.
“In association with Portsmouth Football Club and our partners, one of our principal aims is to present opportunities to local schools by providing complimentary tickets for upcoming matches at Fratton Park.
“By doing this we hope to generate and maintain the local interest in Portsmouth Football Club by promoting professional sport and encouraging local participation at grass root level.”
Tony Scopes Upton, managing director at Finest Windows, said: “The importance of supporting Portsmouth Football Club provides Finest with a unique opportunity to show our gratitude and respect to the local community that has loyally supported our business over many years.”
Ashley Gibbs, managing director at Isle of Wight-based Gibbs Timber Frame, added: “Our company is proud to support Portsmouth FC in their aim to rise back up to Premier League status. Pompey's great tradition deserves success at the top level.”
Marc Renouf, managing Director at MR Electrical Services commented: “We are an established local business with close links to the community. We are proud to be able to support Portsmouth Football Club in building towards an exciting future.”
Aaron Tilley, managing director at AD Mechanical said: “Being a Portsmouth-based company and employing many Pompey supporters, we are very proud to have the opportunity to support the club on their quest to return to the higher leagues of English football.”