Northampton Saints has announced that GRS Group has become the latest company to grow its relationship with the club.
Over the last year GRS Group has entrenched its long-standing support of the Saints, firstly by advertising on the team’s numbers, and now by committing itself to a two-year deal that sees the GRS logo appearing on the club’s playing shirts itself, along with a wide range of printed and online media.
GRS Group is also committing its support to the Saints Academy’s development of the best young players in the East of England as the lead Under-19 sponsor.
GRS is the largest independent supplier of construction aggregate and waste removal in the UK. With over 50 years’ experience GRS has built up a comprehensive and unrivalled service that moves over eight million tonnes each year.
Like the Saints, whose Franklin’s Gardens home features such innovations as solar panels and recycling water from the site’s lake to irrigate the pitch, GRS is also committed to minimising its environmental impact, actively involved in restoration and land regeneration projects.
“We’ve been supporters of the Saints for many years and I’m proud to see the GRS logo be worn by the players in the Aviva Premiership and Champions Cup,” said GRS Group chairman Martin Hill. “The team has been enjoying a long period of consistent success, and hopefully with our backing Jim Mallinder, Tom Wood and the rest of the coaches and players can continue to bring trophies back to Franklin’s Gardens.”
Saints chief executive Allan Robson says that having an industry-leading company like GRS commit itself with such a deal is reflective of the bright future at Franklin’s Gardens.
“GRS Group is a significant national company that leads its sector, but it also has local roots,” he said. “Martin has been one of our most committed supporters over the past few years as a box holder and sponsoring various players and events, not least our most recent End of Season Awards Dinner.
“We are committed to growing as a club to bring success and silverware to our supporters and the town of Northampton, and having the backing of companies such as GRS Group is important in achieving that aim.
“We’re looking forward to working closely with GRS Group for at least the next two years.”