Essex-based leading housebuilder Weston Homes has signed a five-year Platinum Sponsor partnership with Essex County Cricket Club, joining in the highest sponsorship category possible as a reflection of their commitment to the first-class county club.
The partnership will see Weston Homes sponsor the public seating stand, and have one of the largest presences in terms of branding throughout The Cloudfm County Ground.
Weston Homes will also become a headline sponsor for all the club’s On-Pitch Marquee events, including the End of Season Gala Dinner and the boxing and darts events.
The signing of the sponsorship agreement was attended by Bob Weston, Chairman & Chief Executive of Weston Homes, Derek Bowden, Chief Executive of Essex County Cricket Club, Darrell Fox, Commercial Manager Essex Cricket and Graham Gooch OBE Club Ambassador.
Bob Weston, Chairman & Chief Executive of Weston Homes said: “Weston Homes is delighted to sponsor Essex County Cricket Club, which has such a prestigious history and whose past and present squad contains world-class cricketers who have represented both the County and England Cricket teams. We are a big corporate sponsor, and Essex Cricket represents for us the finest values of teamwork, professionalism, quality and sportsmanship which we are proud to be associated with and support. Like the Club Weston Homes is Essex based and extremely proud of our County roots.”
Derek Bowden, Chief Executive of Essex County Cricket Club, said: “Weston Homes are the latest innovative, large scale business to come on-board with the County Champions as a Platinum Sponsor. We are delighted to attract such large corporate sponsors to the Club.”
Darrell Fox, Essex Cricket Commercial Manager, is delighted to secure a partnership with such a prestigious business and said: "Bob Weston and Weston Homes have shown a massive commitment to the Club by agreeing to this partnership. They have bought into the long-term plans of the Club, and shown a passion to be a part of the exciting times that lie ahead for Essex. Signing for five years shows that belief, and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship going forward."
Founded in 1876, Essex Country Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. The Club has won numerous competitive honours and the squad has included famous sporting names such as Graham Gooch, Keith Fletcher, Nasser Hussain, Mark llott, Peter Such, Darren Gough and Alastair Cook.
Established in 1987 and lead by Chairman & Chief Executive Bob Weston, Weston Homes is a multi-award winning residential-led developer which undertakes new build, restoration, conversion and mixed-use projects on brownfield-land sites in inner London and the South East region around the capital.
Each development undertaken is carefully chosen and designed to provide easy access to local shops, leisure and transport amenities. All the locations provide good connections into central London and include inner London sites, suburban projects and residential addresses in or near Cathedral cities, commuter hubs, market towns or villages.