to light up Southport Football Club
1 of the UK's Top 50
brokers, County Insurance has recently announced that they will
sponsor Southport Football Clubs floodlights for the next 3 years.
The exciting deal, which is the 1st of its kind for Southport
Football Club, was announced on the Merseyrail Community Stadium
pitch before kick off on Easter Monday. The financial support
offered by County Insurance will help towards the clubs stadium
development and also link in nicely with the previous fundraising
led by 'Trust in Yellow', the teams official group of
Trust in Yellow have already ran a series of events to help raise
cash to support the clubs ambition to replace the existing
floodlights which date back to 1963. As a loyal supporter of the
club themselves, County Insurance decided to make up the difference
as part of their on going commitment to providing a traditional
broker service through getting closer to the target market and the
The company, who is part of The County Group, has enjoyed rapid
growth in the last few years to become one of the UK's leading
brokers. Although they now have a total of 9 offices across the
country, one of their original offices is situated just around the
corner from Southport Football Club at 9 Princes Street.
Referring to the deal, Commercial and Community Director, Haydn
Preece said:- "We are delighted to have secured a three year
sponsorship with County Insurance. We have a stadium that is up to
football league standard and now we can construct the highest
quality floodlights too. Southport Football Clubs ambition moving forward is to compete for
promotion in the football league. It's imperative that our
facilities match this standard and the new floodlights are
fundamental to this. The long term floodlight sponsorship along with
the fund raised by Trust in Yellow will ensure that we can make this
Dave Clapp, Managing Director of County Group added:- "We're
extremely proud to have signed a major sponsorship deal with
Southport Football Club. When myself and my colleagues met with
Hayden Preece and Charlie Clapham (Chairman), we were extremely
impressed by the clubs ambitions for the future. After sponsoring
several match balls, we decided that we really wanted our support to
the next level.
Like the rest of the business, our Southport office has flourished
in recent years and now employs over 45 people. We are expecting
this will continue to grow in the next few years and are hoping that
the sponsorship will further increase our profile within the region.
We're now looking forward to next season building on a very
promising form and results in recent weeks."
County Insurance is part of 'The County Group' – who
is in the Top 50 in the UK for brokers.
They provide a complete range of personal and business insurance
products as well as financial services like mortgages and income
protection. For more information call:- 01704 530239 or visit:-
New jobs as
fashion store Select heads to Church Square Shopping Centre
WOMEN'S fashion retailer
Select is opening a new store in Church Square Shopping Centre, St
Helens, creating 9 new jobs. It's the latest store to open
under the retailer's rapid expansion plans, targeting key prime
trading spots around the UK.
Select specialises in translating catwalk trends into high street
outfits at affordable prices, with a 15% discount for students.
The shop is due to open in the next few days in the former HMV
store, and is a sign of the continuing strong interest in Church
Square Shopping Centre by national retailers, said centre manager
Steve Brogan. "This is great news for Church Square
Shopping Centre and for the town. I've a teenage daughter and she
loves this store; the clothes are an affordable price, decent
quality and very 'on-trend.'
We have many young shoppers who come to the centre, and enjoy
hunting down a new outfit, so this is absolutely perfect for them.
Signing a well recognised name such as Select also shows the hard
work that that's been put in to encourage retailers to come to St
Helens. Women's fashion retailer Roman recently opened, with new
jobs, and is doing very well."
Launched in the early 1980s, Select was bought by Turkish investor
Cafer Mahiroglu in 2008 and has focused on becoming one of the high
street's most affordable fashion forward retailers.
This strategy has been successful with 136 UK stores open and
ambitious expansion plans in place to open 40 more stores by the end
Select owner Cafer Mahiroglu commented on the new store opening:-
"We're thrilled with the opening of the new St Helens store; we
feel it will be a welcome addition to our rapidly expanding chain of
Roman women's fashion retailer opened at Church Square Shopping
Centre in February, creating 6 jobs. It marked a return to the town
for the brand, as it was previously part of TJ Hughes.
Church Square Shopping Centre is open daily and home to a range of
big name stores; such as River Island, BHS, Boots and Superdrug;
along with independent retailers plus the busy St Mary's Market.
Details on what's happening at the centre at:-