Northampton Saints has announced that GRS Group is the latest major company to grow its relationship with the club by having its logo on the club's playing shirts.
GRS Group, which has been a long-standing supporter of the Saints for a number of years, will have its branding on the shirts' number plates in the Aviva Premiership and European Rugby Champions Cup in the coming season.
Over the past 50 years GRS Group has become the largest independent supplier of construction aggregate and waste removal in the UK, moving in excess of six million tons per year. GRS is also committed to recycling and reducing the impact of construction activity on the environment, actively involved in both restoration and land regeneration projects.
GRS Group has been an executive box holder at Franklin's Gardens for a decade, and used Saints matches for corporate entertaining for many years before that. Furthermore, GRS facilitated the naming of a GB Railfreight locomotive 'Northampton Saints', the first time an Aviva Premiership club had received such an accolade.
GRS Group chairman Martin Hill said that he was delighted to be entrenching the relationship between the company and club even further.
“The Saints means a great deal to a lot of people at GRS Group and it will be a proud moment to see our company logo be carried on the team's shirts in the coming season,” he said. “The club is one of the largest in the country and is on the crest of a wave which included the 2014 Aviva Premiership title and finishing top of the table in 2015.
“We're looking forward to helping the club to further success in the future.”
Saints chief executive Allan Robson said that this agreement represented a significant step in the relationship between the club and GRS Group.
“GRS Group, and Martin Hill in particular, have been long-standing friends of the club,” he commented. “We believe in developing strong and lasting relationships and I will be delighted to see GRS Group's logo on our shirts as we represent them, our other sponsors and the town as a whole in the Aviva Premiership and European Rugby Champions Cup.”