NEC Harlequins are pleased to announce that a host of key commercial partners have committed to the Club for the foreseeable future.
NEC have signed a new two year agreement which will see them become Club Sponsor through to the end of the 2006/07 season. This agreement encompasses the Title Sponsorship of the team as well as branding on the famous quartered shirt. NEC will also now become the 'Official Technology Partner' of the Club; a key point in the development of the new commercial and hospitality facilities currently being built at the Stoop.
This increased six figure commitment will see NEC enter their 10th year of partnership with Quins, making them by far the longest serving sponsor in Club rugby.
Joe Troedson, Sponsorship Director of NEC Harlequins said: "We are delighted that we are able to continue and develop our partnership with NEC, who are undoubtedly the most committed sponsor in rugby. The loyalty NEC has displayed underlines the value of successful partnerships in sport today."
Karen Tipping, Marketing Manager of NEC said: "NEC are proud to be continuing our relationship with NEC Harlequins and we are delighted to be entering our 10th year of sponsorship with a new two year agreement as Club Sponsor."
Key sponsorship renewals have also been agreed with CSF, Norton Rose, The Eden Park Clothing Company, The Greene King Brewing Company and Kooga Rugby. Furthermore, eteach.com, the UK's leading education recruitment website, sponsor and Quins Community Development partner has not only committed to the Club but have also entered contract extension talks to take the partnership beyond the end of the 2006/07 season.
Troedson said: "The level of loyalty that our commercial partners have shown displays a strong belief in the future of the Club, the strength of the Quins brand and indeed, everything that we are striving to achieve as a sports club."
Harlequins fan Ed Atkin won the Etihad Airways 'Up and Under' competition at the Northampton Saints game. As a result, he and a friend have won a holiday to Abu Dhabi courtesy of Etihad Airways and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.