Wrexham AFC are delighted to welcome the first three local businesses to our official partnership scheme, as Ifor Williams Trailers, Town and Country Property Auctions and Barlows join us on our journey under the stewardship of co-chairmen Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds.
All three companies are based locally but with national and international reputations in their respective fields, and are now officially proud partners of Wales’ oldest professional football club.
Ifor Williams Trailers – formerly our front of shirt sponsor and current shorts sponsor – are our primary local sponsor and Official Trailer Partner of Wrexham AFC.
For more than 60 years, customers have been turning to Ifor Williams Trailers for their needs be it professional or leisure, and the Corwen-based brand has gone global with trailers pulled from Marchwiel to Melbourne.
Ifor Williams Trailers Head of Sales Rob Small said: “The decision to sponsor Wrexham AFC back in 2016 was a very personal one for the directors and staff of Ifor Williams Trailers, many of whom are passionate lifelong fans.
“It’s fair to say it’s been a real rollercoaster of a ride but little did we expect what was to come next with the absolutely incredible news that Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds wanted to take over the club.
“We were particularly encouraged to see that Rob and Ryan had done their homework to get under the skin of the club. They clearly understood and respected the club’s history, its sense of community and the passion of the fans.
“Just when we thought things couldn’t get any better, we were blown away and humbled when Rob and Ryan used a hilarious spoof sales video for one of our horseboxes as the vehicle to announce the takeover.
“It soon racked up five million views on Twitter and we were being contacted by people from all over the world – we even had a message from a Canadian astronaut so it was out of this world too.
“It was all unbelievably surreal and we even had a TV crew from ABC News in America coming to film with us.
“But we’re glad to say the story doesn’t end there. We are staying hitched to Wrexham AFC as the club’s primary local sponsor and the official short sponsor for the next two years.”
Meanwhile, we’re delighted to welcome two new faces to our commercial partnerships, with Town and Country Property Auctions becoming our Official Property Auction Partner.
Formed in 2011 and covering North Wales, Mid Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire, the business went from strength to strength and in 2017 as the company expanded its operations throughout the United Kingdom and continues to expand into Europe and beyond.
Offering a no fuss, fast and free property auction service with no cost to the seller, this auction model has proved to be extremely popular for buyers and sellers alike.
Staff have more than 60 years’ experience while cutting-edge online auction technology enables properties to be sold 24/7, 365 days a year. Properties can be offered anytime with the benefits of an immediate exchange on the fall of the real/virtual gavel with completion in 28 or 56 days or a date to suit.
Neil McDonald from Town & Country said: "Having supported Wrexham AFC for more than 40 years, we are delighted to announce our commercial partnership with Wrexham AFC and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.
“Based locally our intention as a prominent local business is to work with Wrexham AFC to build and enhance further longstanding relationships within the community."
Finally, another long-standing supporter of the club has tied in as a partner as Barlows become the official Electrical, Fire & Security Installation Provider for Wrexham AFC.
Barlows UK Ltd is a family run business, established in 1948 by Thomas Clifford Barlow. The business started life in 1948 as a small electrical repair shop in the village of Malpas in Cheshire but grew over the years and now have a head office in Malpas and three more offices in Manchester, High Wycombe & Lancaster, all operating a full range of property maintenance services.
There are three high street appliance retail outlets in Malpas, Whitchurch & Ellesmere. The company now has over 400 directly employed staff and a fleet of over 250 vehicles.
Renowned for their customer care and technical expertise, we look forward to working with Barlows as they continue to grow over the coming years.
Matthew Scott from Barlows said: “Barlows are delighted to become a partner of the Football Club during these exciting times.
“The Club is becoming more visible in the community which is a good thing and something we strongly believe in, taking on a lot of apprentices and a lot of contracts within the Wrexham area.
“We feel it’s going to continue to help us strengthen our ties locally and with the community and we’re excited to be part of the Wrexham journey as it improves and goes along.”
For more information on how you could become an official partner of Wrexham AFC, and of the benefits of doing so, please e-mail the commercial manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.