Aberdeen Football Club and Saltire Energy have signed a multi-year contract extension that will see the Portlethen-based supplier of state-of-the-art drilling equipment to the global oil and gas industry become the Club’s longest-running shirt sponsor in its history. The deal includes rights for the Dons’ First Team, Reserves and Youth Academy.
Since the start of the 2014-15 season, the Saltire Energy logo has proudly adorned the Club’s playing and training apparel and the new deal ensures that will be the case for the foreseeable future, much to the delight of Pittodrie Commercial Director, Rob Wicks.
‘As a football club with significant ambitions both domestically and abroad, it is fitting that we continue our successful partnership with a global player and one which is firmly embedded into the local community. We share the same drive, focus on growth and common values around both business and the community. With Mike Loggie at the helm, Saltire are a wonderful fit for the Club and we look forward to many more years of working together successfully.’
‘Much like the Club’s award-winning Trust, Saltire Energy is passionate about supporting the communities it works within and it leads the way in corporate social responsibility. To date the company has donated more than £8 million to both Aberdeen-based and international beneficiaries through its prized ‘Saltire in the Community’ Programme. This initiative is an integral part of the company’s philanthropic ethos and sees Saltire Energy providing life-changing opportunities to young people, who would not have had them otherwise.’
Commenting on the renewal, Saltire Founder, Mike Loggie, said: “As Official Club Partner, Saltire have been an enthusiastic and committed partner of Aberdeen FC, supporting the Dons through several successful seasons and we are delighted to have extended our agreement. One aspect of the partnership that really makes me proud is when I see our logo being worn by youngsters all over the North East of Scotland and beyond.”
Established in 1986, Saltire Energy has experienced rapid growth year-on-year and continuous investment in its state-of-the-art facilities and innovative product lines have seen the company grow to service worldwide operations for global operators. The business is dedicated to supporting the energy sector through innovation and exceptional customer care.