Wrexham AFC are delighted to confirm that Hays Travel North West, which has its head office in the town’s Lord Street, has renewed its sponsorship the Mold Road Stand for the 2019/20 season.
It’s the third season in a row that the travel agency, which now has 36 branches across North Wales and the north west, has sponsored the stand at the Wrexham Racecourse Ground.
Hays Travel North West is also the official travel partner of the football club, offering exclusive discounts to season ticket holders and Wrexham Supporters Trust members.
Hays Travel North West Managing Director Don Bircham has a long history of supporting the club financially with the sponsorship of the stand, already known as the Hays Travel Stand, the latest in a long line of support from Don’s business, which has included a two-year shirt sponsorship in the past.
Don, who set up his successful chain of travel agencies in 2000 with a single shop in Mold town centre, said: “We are with the town on willing the club to make it back to the Football League which would be so richly deserved.
“For the club to keep sight of their goals, they need local businesses like ours to keep investing and so we are delighted to be extending our sponsorship for another season.
“We are proud of our long-held support of Wrexham Football Club which we know is so important to the community.
“Our Head Office is in the heart of the town and we are always keen to make sure we are doing our bit to give back to the community which has always supported us.
“It’s going to be an exciting time now as we all get behind the players to make that final step back over the line into the Football League and we wish them all the best for achieving it.”
Geoff Scott, Commercial Manager for Wrexham AFC, said: “We are a fans owned community club so to have Don Bircham and Hays Travel extending the partnership is fantastic news. Don and his company are long-term sponsors, he’s a former Chief Executive of the club, a good friend to me and a friend to Wrexham football club and we are very grateful for the ongoing support.
“A lot of our money comes from our loyal fans but we do need commercial deals to keep things going and if we can land them with local companies such as Hays Travel, then all the better because it is what the club is all about – having this terrific support from the community.”
The growing network of travel agencies are now the main partner of the hugely successful ATOL-protected Hays Travel, based in Sunderland, which has a turnover of more than £1bn and is the UK’s largest independent travel agency.
At the end of last year, Hays Travel North West announced a turnover of more than £70m for the first time and this year, the expanding business is aiming to provide £100m of holidays.
Don said: “It’s a pleasure to be able to do our bit to support Wrexham AFC. We are forging ahead with major expansion at Hays Travel North West which is going extremely well and as a company, we feel it is only right for us to use some of this success to support important clubs and organisations in the communities where we are based.”