A major new sponsorship deal has today been announced which will see the logo of construction firm G F Tomlinson appear on Chesterfield’s shirts from next season.
A three-year deal has been agreed with the Derbyshire-based company, which will see their logo included on all home and away shirts, with an option for a three-year extension.
It represents the most lucrative commercial deal in the history of the club with G F Tomlinson becoming the club’s most prominent commercial partner.
Kevin Fitzgerald, the club’s head of commercial & marketing, said: “We are delighted to have G F Tomlinson on board. They are a thriving family-run construction firm with a love of football, too. We are excited to introduce a new large Derbyshire-based company to the club at a time when we are moving forward as a commercial team.
"We have seen the introduction of the video screen at the stadium and next season the digital LED advertising boards will also be in place, taking the club to the next level in commercial advertising. I would personally like to thank Andy Hughes, director and general manager, and all at G F Tomlinson for the support that they have given and are still giving to the club.”
Chesterfield director Ashley Carson added: “I am delighted that G F Tomlinson have agreed to be our official shirt sponsor. They have already been very supportive with the sponsoring of the scoreboard and we look forward to working with them over the next three years.”
Barry Sewards, chairman for G F Tomlinson, said: "Being supportive of the local community and engaging with Derbyshire sports clubs is something that G F Tomlinson Group is passionate about.
“Having realised the benefits of sponsoring Chesterfield FC’s score board this season, we have chosen to extend this backing to include the players’ home and away kits.
“As a well-loved and reputable club celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, we’re looking forward to supporting the club’s fundraising activity on behalf of local charities in Chesterfield.”
From offices in Derby and Lincoln, The Tomlinson Group works across the Midlands and nationally dealing with a multitude of different types and sizes of projects up to major multi-million pound developments.
The company was formed in 1892 by George F Tomlinson. From its early beginnings the Tomlinson Group has grown into a leading, well-respected construction firm with an enviable reputation.