23rd Oct, 2018

UPDATED: New Coventry City shirt sponsors set to be announced as club's thanks go to Allsopp & Allsopp

Editorial Correspondent 4th Jun, 2018 Updated: 6th Jun, 2018

NEW sponsors for Coventry City’s shirt are to be announced tomorrow after a four-year deal with Allsopp & Allsopp came to an end.

The Play-Off Final win over Exeter City was Allsopp & Allsopp’s final game on the front of the shirt.

A CCFC statement says: “The company first began their sponsorship following the club’s return to the Ricoh Arena, when they sponsored the Sky Blues’ home shirt during the 2014/15 season and again for the 2015/16 season.

“After the successful partnership for the home shirt sponsorship, the agreement was then extended to both the home and away shirts for the next two seasons.

“Last season, the Sky Blues lifted the Checkatrade Trophy with the company on the front of the shirt and also their logo was also on the front during Mark Robins side’s promotion back to League One in the 2017/18 season

“We have enjoyed a successful relationship with Allsopp & Allsopp and are grateful for their support over the last four years as front of shirt sponsor.

“The new front of shirt sponsor will be announced on Tuesday at midday.”

Dave Boddy, Chief Executive of Coventry City, said: “We would like to thank Allsopp & Allsopp for their support over the last four years. They have been huge backers of the club during that period, and personally we have enjoyed a very good relationship with the Allsopp family.

“There will be a new front of shirt sponsor for next season, which will be another local Coventry business. This underlines our commitment to work together closely with local businesses and our community – whether that is through shirt sponsorships or the range of other sponsorship options which we have.

“We look forward to revealing the new shirt sponsor to fans on Tuesday.”

Carl Allsopp, of Allsopp & Allsopp, said: “A lifelong dream has been fulfilled having been able to be involved with Coventry City in some form. Both Lewis (Allsopp, CEO) and I are thrilled having had two trips to Wembley where our company and our family name has been emblazoned across our beloved Sky Blue shirts, something we will never forget. We would both like to wish Mark Robins and the team all the best for the forthcoming season, and would like to thank the entire team behind the scenes who have been superb to work with over the past four years.  Lastly, we would like to wish the clubs new sponsor all the best and hope they get as much enjoyment out of it as we have! PUSB”.

Tynan Scope, Head of Commercial of CCFC, added: “I have had the pleasure of knowing the Allsopp family for many years, long before they became front of shirt sponsors, and know how much it has meant to them as a family being lifelong Sky Blues fans.  It has been an absolute pleasure to work so closely with them as front of shirt sponsors the last four seasons.  We look forward to continuing to work with Allsopp & Allsopp as a business and the Allsopp family next season and for many seasons to come”.

UPDATED

THE new sponsor has now been announced.

The CCFC website states: “Coventry City are delighted to announce Midrepro as the club’s new shirt sponsor.

“The Coventry based business has agreed a one-year deal, which will see the office printer/photocopier supplier adorn the front of the Sky Blues’ home and away shirts.

“Midrepro has previously sponsored the back of Coventry City’s shirts, since the clubs return to the Ricoh and this new sponsorship sees them move to the front of the home and away shirts extending their support of the club even further.

“The company was founded 21 years ago, and are suppliers throughout the Midlands and UK of photocopiers and office equipment.”

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