Brechin City announced their new shirt sponsors on Friday (writes Amanda Taylor).
The club has agreed an initial two-year contract with Forfar based Delson.
Full details of the contract, which was announced to season ticket holders at the recent annual general meeting, have remained undisclosed but it has allowed the club to develop a new and exclusive executive lounge facility, which will operate alongside the popular 1983 Hospitality Lounge.
Delson has previously sponsored the club before, so it was a meeting of old acquaintances when Delson managing director, Bruce Stott, met with committee members at the announcement of the deal.
Bruce said: “I’m personally delighted to renew this sponsorship at Brechin City Football Club.
“In common with most companies Delson has gone through a period of change over the last few years, as we adjust to an ever changing economic climate.
“We felt it was important to openly demonstrate that Delson Contracts remain very active in terms successfully tendering for, and successfully delivering, new project work.”
Brechin City chairman, Ken Ferguson was also pleased at the renewed partnership.
He commented: “It is with great pleasure that Brechin City welcomes back Delson as the club’s main sponsor.
“Delson is respected as a strong and extremely successful company, attributes that match well with the ambitions at the club.
“The players are proud to display the Delson logo on our shirts and everyone associated with the club looks forward to working with Mr Bruce Stott and his colleagues in the seasons ahead.
“On behalf of the officials, players and fans I extend our grateful thanks to Bruce for stepping forward and agreeing to support the club, especially during these austere times.”
Brechin City manager, Jim Weir, hoped the news would encourage other local businesses to show their support for the club.
He said: “It’s cracking news for everyone associated with the club.
“Brechin City is well-known and respected throughout the wider footballing circles as being an exceptionally well run club.
“At a time when sound financial management in Scottish professional football is more crucial than ever, this news is a huge vote of confidence in those who manage the current and future well-being of the club.
This investment in Brechin City FC doesn’t just help re-enforce the financial infrastructure, but is should hopefully send a clear message to local supporters that they have a club to be proud of.
“Equally, Brechin City deserves the fullest support of the local business community, and I’d hope that this entices a few more local businesses to find ways to support the club.”
The club also confirmed that it would continue its very successful relationship with charity partner, Cancer Research UK.
Their logo, which has been proudly displayed on kits for the last two years, will now feature on the players’ shorts.
Ferguson Oliver, a local financial management company, will continue as shirt sponsors, with their logo featuring on the back of players’ tops.
Grant Hood, who is the commercial manager at the club, added: “Coming on the back of a hugely turbulent summer for Scottish football, this is proud news for everyone associated with Brechin City FC.
“I suspect there won’t be too many announcements of significant sponsorship investments around the country at the moment.
“It sits well alongside our existing Cancer research connection, as it will allow our charity partner to continue to benefit from future club fund-raising initiatives.
“With the high profile Ramsdens Cup-tie against Rangers creating an excitement around the club, the timing couldn’t be better.
“Hopefully this will encourage more companies to more formally associate themselves with Brechin City.”