BURTON Albion’s main shirt sponsor Prestec has pledged its continued support to the Brewers for the next football season.
Even during this period of uncertainty over when football will be safe to resume, such is the strong bond between the club and the company that an agreement has been reached despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the current lockdown.
It’s a recognition that the partnership has never been just about football but has also been forged by a mutual desire to support the community.
Prestec shares the football club’s values and has taken a deep interest in supporting the Academy, the development of women’s football and the work of the Brewers’ charity arm, Burton Albion Community Trust.
The Prestec name has been on the front of the Brewers’ first team shirts for the last two seasons. Not only has the branding been seen by fans up and down the country in League One but also by an international TV audience thanks to Albion’s unprecedented success in the Carabao Cup – including a two-leg televised semi-final against Manchester City.
The Prestec branding has also been worn with pride by Burton Albion fans on their supporters’ shirts.
Prestec UK Ltd was established in Birmingham in 1985, relocating to Barton under Needwood in 2014 and the company is an established name in the field of construction, structural repair and refurbishment.
Over the last two years, director David Hewlett and his family have not just been sponsors but active participants in everything that goes on at Burton Albion – attending open training sessions of both the Academy and women’s development teams, and being on hand at the club and community trust awards nights.
Burton Albion Chairman Ben Robinson said: “Our partnership goes far beyond a shirt sponsorship deal. Prestec has been deeply involved in all aspects of what we do here and recognises the community focus of everything we try and achieve.
“These are incredibly difficult times for all businesses, not just football clubs, so for Prestec to commit to again supporting us next season, when we don’t yet even know the start date, is a fantastic gesture. I want to thank David and everyone at Prestec and we look forward to working together again and creating even more great memories both on and off the pitch.”
David Hewlett said: “ For us as a business to continue being involved with Burton Albion is a no-brainer.
“It’s currently a very tough period for businesses of all sizes, but we recognise the challenges that our local football club faces and we’ve been delighted to extend our shirt sponsorship deal to support the club.
“Seeing the recent work that Burton Albion have continued to deliver at the stadium and in the community is amazing and shows exactly what that the club is about. Their values are very similar to ours and that is very important.
“We’ve always been able to sense a family feel across the football club, academy and community trust. Whether it’s been as supporters or as sponsors, we’ve always been made to feel welcome and part of the Burton Albion family.
“We’ve met some brilliant people and had some fantastic experiences so far. The club has our full support!”
Please note: This image was taken prior to the introduction of the government guidelines on social distancing.