Wardgroup become primary social media partners

Barrow Raiders are delighted to announce that long-standing club sponsors Wardgroup have agreed to become the club’s primary social media partners until the end of the 2023 season. 

Wardgroup offer a range of excellent services, including plumbing/heating, glass/glazing and painting/decorating.

Providers of 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 supporting the Raiders since the club originated in 1875.

They have been significant supporters of our Junior Education Training Scheme (JETS) programme, which has been successfully running for a number of seasons. 

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In addition, Wardgroup have a pitchside advertising billboard at the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium, as well as boasting a full-page advertisement in the club’s matchday programme for over a century.

As part of the new agreement, Wardgroup’s branding will be emblazoned across a number of the club’s social media graphics for the remainder of the 2022 season and the entirety of the 2023 campaign. 

Ian Noble, Wardgroup managing director, said: “It is important to us that our business can actively engage with the community and connect positively with the local population.

“As the town’s professional sports teams are pillars of our great town, our company takes pleasure in assisting them wherever we can, in the hope that success on the field cultivates a positive impact in the community.

“We have seen the excellent work being put in at Craven Park recently, so having been one of the original debenture holders back in 1931, and having celebrated our 150th anniversary this year, we felt it was a good time to increase our overall sponsorship of Barrow RLFC and expand on our current sponsorship of the JETS programme and our regular billboards, as the club moves towards its own 150th landmark.

“We wish Barrow RLFC every success for the remainder of this season and the 2023 campaign.”

Steve Neale, Barrow Raiders chairman, said: “We are delighted to get Wardgroup onboard as social media sponsors. Our social media following has enjoyed massive growth, and it is great that the exposure can be shared with one of our loyal sponsors.”

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Adele Neale, Barrow Raiders commercial manager, said: “It is an absolute pleasure to work and create commercial/community opportunities with Ian, Rachelle and the team of Wardgroup.

“We are so grateful to them for all their sponsorship of late and supporting Barrow Raiders RLFC for the past 147 years. Long may we all continue to grow together as local businesses investing in the community and people of the Furness area.

“This historic relationship is much more than business; it is the meeting of a very long-standing friendship which we are proud to be a part of.”

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