Barrow Raiders would like to issue a heartfelt thanks to loyal club sponsors Wardgroup, who are celebrating their 150th year of business in 2022. 

Established in 1872 and based in Barrow-in-Furness, Wardgroup is a company made up of four departments that provide high quality building support services to a wide range of clients in domestic, commercial and industrial sectors throughout Cumbria and the north-west of England.

Wardgroup have been proud sponsors of the Raiders since the club originated in 1875.

Furthermore, they are also supporters of our Junior Education Training Scheme (JETS) programme, which has been successfully running for the past six years.

The scheme is designed to help develop the skills of young, aspiring rugby players across the region. It has supported a number of well-known names already, with current first team players Jake Carter, Charlie Emslie and Connor Terrill having passed through the programme’s conveyor belt of talent.

With a proud history underpinning the foundation of their success, Wardgroup offer a range of excellent services, including plumbing/heating, glass/glazing and painting/decorating.

The current workforce continues to develop the deep roots and traditions that have been established by its esteemed forefathers, and as a club we are pleased to see them go from strength to strength with each passing year.

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As a massive landmark within Barrow, and with their foundations firmly set within the town’s history, we would like to acknowledge and thank our trusted partners as they celebrate their latest milestone.

Steve Neale, Barrow Raiders chairman, said: “The club is privileged to have such a wide variety of sponsors who have stuck with us throughout the years through thick and thin. 

“I would like to personally thank Wardgroup, also on behalf of my predecessors, for being a constant throughout the history of the club. Hopefully we can thrive together over the coming years.”

Rachelle Doughty, Wardgroup marketing coordinator, added: “We feel it is our duty to support local sports. We understand that the sponsorship highlights our brand, but also shows customers that we are proud of Barrow.”

Join the many thousands of satisfied customers who have chosen to make a secure investment with a reliable company in Wardgroup!