The new venture that is set to propel Grimsby Town’s return to the English Football League has been revealed.
Myenergi, a specialist in high-growth renewable technologies, puts its name on Mariners jerseys, securing a three-year contract with the club.
It takes over from Young’s Seafood, jersey sponsors for 18 years, with chairman Jason Stockwood confirming the undisclosed deal is an upgrade from what has previously existed.
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The thriving local business is behind the market-leading Zappi electric vehicle charger, and the partnership will go beyond helping fund the club. Community projects and plans to bring about cultural change, increasing the career aspirations of city residents, are also key elements.
Tech entrepreneur Mr Stockwood, who along with Andrew Pettit bought the club from John Fenty when the Mariners were relegated just over a year ago, said: “It’s a real pleasure to welcome Myenergi as official shirt sponsor of Grimsby Town FC. The deal is an important step forward in the club’s bright future, and we’re delighted it’s with such a progressive local company.
“The Myenergi team are made up of Grimsby locals, true Mariners fans, and see the club as a central part of the community.”
The announcement was followed by the appearance of “Europe’s Green Town” banners, a nod to Europe Food Town’s support in the mid-1990s for the club.
Launched in 2016, Myenergi is innovating the microgeneration industry, helping homeowners and businesses go green – globally.
From a solar background, he has grown from a start-up to a state-of-the-art headquarters in Stallingborough, where sales are expected to hit the £50m mark soon, up from £17m in 12 months.
After attracting investment from City, along with former Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy, it is making major strides in Germany, Australia and Ireland, as well as in the UK market, with a workforce set to double from 350 to 700 in the short term.
Already a supporter of Cleethorpes Town and emerging electric vehicle racing and rallying, these lawsuits will continue.
Jordan Brompton, co-founder and chief marketing officer, was at the London Stadium to watch the Mariners secure a return to League Two on first demand. The company also removed pitchside billboards during Sunday’s play-off final.
She said: “When the opportunity arose to sponsor Grimsby Town FC, we jumped at the chance. The club is an integral part of the local community, and while having a new sponsor is a big change after 18 years, we hope we can do the fans justice.
“We want to celebrate the central role of the city in the renewable energy revolution. As proud Grimbarians and passionate Mariners fans, we are delighted to launch the new partnership and look forward to seeing the Myenergi logo affixed to the Grimsby Town FC shirt next season.
Work has just begun on a new 60,000 square foot manufacturing facility at Pioneer Business Park, with the product line – led by the eco-smart charger – currently being assembled at the former Wickes leased outlet on Alexandra Retail Park.