Supporters will already be aware of our latest stand sponsors, Hays Travel North West, the UK’S fastest growing independent travel agency, which has its head office in the town’s Lord Street, and we are delighted to formally welcome them to the Mold Road Stand.
The travel firm has signed a two year deal to sponsor the Mold Road Stand at The Racecourse Ground. The club will also receive bonus payment if the club are promoted to Sky Bet League Two.
Hays Travel North West Managing Director Don Bircham has a long history of supporting the team financially.
Over the past 15 years his firm has donated more than £100,000 to Wales’s oldest football club which was founded in 1864.
The sponsorship of the stand, now known as the Hays Travel Stand, is the latest in a long line of support from Don’s business for the fan-owned club which has included a two-year shirt sponsorship.
Don, who set up his successful chain of travel agencies in 2000 with a single shop in Mold town centre, said: “The business has a proud and long-held association with Wrexham Football Club which is such an important focal point for the community.
“We are based in Wrexham and it is important to always be looking at ways in which we can give back to the community which has always supported us.
“We are all backing the side 100 per cent to make that final step over the line back into the Football League which every Wrexham Football Club fan has dreamed of for a long time.
Dean Keates, Wrexham AFC Manager, said the stand had not been sponsored for six years and added: “It’s massively important for us to gain sponsorship for the stands. It’s a crucial way for us to gain the funds to help strengthen the club going forward.
“Anybody can do it but I think for us to have the support of a Wrexham-based business and for them to invest in us is great, fantastic, it’s what we are all about.”
Don’s own team has its own big ambitions and recently launched a recruitment drive to take on 60 new staff as part of major expansion plans.
The travel firm is set to open 12 new offices across North Wales and the North West by the middle of next year.
Five of those, in Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Ormskirk, Southport and West Kirby, on the Wirral, opened before Christmas.
Don said: “We are celebrating a very successful growth period for the business and the sponsorship of the Wrexham AFC stand is the icing on the cake.
“Like the club, we have big plans for 2018 and I am hopeful our winning streaks will continue for all concerned.”