Andrews Air Conditioning becomes new official shirt sponsor for Charlton Athletic Football Club
Andrews Air Conditioning the specialist air conditioning division of the Andrews Sykes Group, has today announced that it will become the new official shirt sponsor for the League One champions, Charlton Athletic Football Club (also known as the ‘Addicks’) as they move in to the Championship for the 2012/13 season.
The one year contract will see the Addicks’ new red home strip adorned with Andrews Air Conditioning branding - the company specialises in the hire of portable air conditioners and the installation of fixed air conditioning. Other Andrews Sykes’ divisions (which include heater, chiller, boiler, dehumidification and pump hire) will also benefit from elements of the deal including sponsorship of the club’s Valley stadium.
The sponsorship deal is a culmination of long standing relationship between the Charlton-based neighbours - both having being located in or around Charlton for over 100 years: Andrews Air Conditioning currently maintains the air conditioning and heating equipment at both The Valley and Charlton’s Sparrows Lane training ground in New Eltham.
While the immediate benefit to the South East depots is obvious, Andrews Sykes believes the deal will also be advantageous to the UK and worldwide brand due to the profile, prestige and potential audience figures associated with televised Championship football.
Andrews Sykes Group managing director Paul Wood explained: “We hope that 2012/13 will be a successful year for both Charlton and ourselves. Like the club, we’re extremely ambitious and are aiming to considerably grow our market share during the next 12 months. We believe this sponsorship deal is a great opportunity to take the Andrews Sykes name to a wider audience.”
Charlton chief executive Stephen Kavanagh said: “I am delighted that we have concluded an agreement with Andrews Sykes. We have worked with them for a long time, and it’s great to have a successful local business on board.”
The Andrews Sykes Group has previously had sponsorship agreements including one with Russell Brookes, the highly successful rally driver, whose ‘Andrews Heat for Hire’ liveried car was a well known feature in Motorsport for many years.