INTERNATIONAL property agency Allsopp & Allsopp will have their name and logo on Sky Blues shirts for another season after signings a ‘significant’ two-year sponsorship deal.
The firm, who employ over 130 members of staff across all three offices in Coventry, Leamington and Dubai, were the club’s home kit sponsor for the past two seasons, but have now signed a new two-year deal for the upcoming 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons.
The multi-year six-figure sum is the biggest shirt sponsorship deal the club has agreed for a number of years and it also includes the away shirt for first team games as well as the Under-21 home and away games.
Allsopp & Allsopp is run by Coventry-born and ex-Caludon Castle School, brothers Carl and Lewis Allsopp and while the firm has won over 20 different international property awards for its work in the UAE, the pair are firmly rooted in the fabric of the city.
“We’re delighted we’ve secured another two seasons with our logo on the Coventry City shirt,” said managing director Carl. There are two reasons.
“One, we love Coventry City. It’s our club and it’s a huge honour to support it in this way, seeing the family name and company logo on the front of the shirt makes us incredibly proud.
“Two, it has helped us raise our profile in the city dramatically. It reinforces the fact that we’re one of the leading property businesses in the area.
“We have to say thank you to many Sky Blues fans who have bought and sold through Allsopp & Allsopp since opening in Coventry and Leamington Spa which has enabled us to become a driving force in the city, all because of our association with the football club.”
The Sky Blues finished just outside the play-offs in eighth position which was its highest finish since 2006 while attendances have shot up by 34 per cent last season and season ticket sales are already exeeding expectation.
Carl added: “Whilst we were disappointed with the way we fell away, as a business, we look for year-on-year growth which we have seen this year with Coventry City, I’m sure Tony Mowbray and his staff will continue that progress next season.”
Chris Anderson, executive vice-chairman of the Sky Blues, said he was delighted to be continuing the relationship with Allsopp & Allsopp.
He added: “Their continued sponsorship represents a great show of faith in the club from a local, Coventry-based business.
“Coventry City is committed to working alongside local companies and businesses to help the Sky Blues’ vision grow.
“Allsopp & Allsopp have been a highly valued partner of the football club. They are proving to be hugely successful in the city and we will strive to match that success on the pitch over the course of next season.”