Pompey announce new shirt sponsor

Pompey have been quick to sign a contract with online recruitment service, Jobsite, as its new shirt sponsor. As well as shirt sponsorship rights, the club’s infamous Fratton End will now be renamed as the ‘Jobsite Stand’.

Jobsite launched as a company in 2005 and was one of the UK’s first online recruitment sites. It is said to have more than one million CVs on the site.

The club had been searching for a new sponsor since their contract with previous sponsor, OKI Printing Solutions, had run out towards the end of the previous season. With OKI uninterested in renewing the contract, Pompey began their search for a replacement.

Rumours surfaced that tool company, Draper Tools Ltd., were interested in securing a deal with the club. However, Draper Tools Ltd. have a strong bond with the club’s local rivals, Southampton FC, after previously sponsoring the League One club between 1984 and 1993. Therefore, if an agreement was reached, it would not be received well by the Portsmouth fans.

Portsmouth’s chief executive officer, Peter Storrie, said of the deal: ‘We’ve been impressed by Jobsite’s attitude and approach to supporting the club and we look forward to building a close relationship with them.’

Storrie added it was the biggest sponsorship deal in the club’s history, beating the £4m deal with previous shirt sponsors OKI, over a three year period.

Portsmouth’s commercial director, Paul Bell, said: ‘From the initial conversation with Jobsite it was clear that they were serious about extending their brand awareness campaign into new ground to reach more customers.’

The company is set to feature on the Portsmouth shirt for the first time today, as a Portsmouth XI faces Basingstoke Town in a pre-season friendly.

The chief executive officer of Jobsite, Keith Potts, described the company as ‘extremely proud’ upon creating a partnership with the club. Potts believed they ‘shared the same brand values’.

Potts said: ‘Portsmouth Football Club is closely aligned with our brand values; they’re a down-to-earth, straight-talking, hard-working club who are renowned as having some of the best fans in football’.

New Sponsor - Jobsite

2 Responses to “Pompey announce new shirt sponsor”

  1. Dave Says:

    Looks good on the shirt

  2. Uncle Chris Says:

    Does Jobsite have CVs of forwards online?

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