Livingston FC is delighted to announce that current main sponsor Phoenix Drilling Limited have renewed their partnership with the club for a further season in the club’s biggest, single season sponsorship deal in recent history.
The locally based drilling and geotechnical experts will continue as main sponsor and front of shirt sponsor for a fourth season with men’s side and a second season with the ladies section.
Managing Director of Phoenix Drilling Ltd, Stephen Glover, has become a familiar face at The Tony Macaroni Arena, rarely missing a game since becoming involved as a sponsor as well as travelling the length and breadth of the country to watch the team play week-to-week too.
Part of Stephen’s package sees him host guests, friends and clients alike in the Phoenix Drilling Hospitality Suite, located at the heart of our main stand, almost neighbouring our Directors Lounge. It certainly hasn’t been uncommon for a number of our players to pop-in and visit Stephen and his guests after a game as well as many a director from both Livingston and opposing teams sticking their head in to say hello.
That’s in no small part down to the warm and welcoming atmosphere that both Stephen and his wife Susan have created in their Suite, almost operating an open door policy, stopping to chat to everyone who passes by and really contributing to making the matchday experience a fantastic one for all in their company.
Phoenix Drilling Managing Director, Stephen Glover said – “We are absolutely delighted to continue our sponsorship with Livingston Football Club as main sponsor of both the men and ladies teams.
“We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the relationship we’ve developed with the club and men’s side over the years as main sponsor of the club and it was great to add the ladies team to our sponsorship offering last season in what we believe to have been a first joint sponsorship in the top flight.
“Despite the men’s team narrowly missing out on top 6 and the women’s section just coming up short in their own title challenge, we’ve still enjoyed supporting both teams in successful seasons.
“We look forward to our ongoing association with the club and many more successful match days on the pitch and within our increasingly infamous hospitality suite.”
Head of Commercial & Media Operations Dave Black said – “Having Stephen, Susan and all at Phoenix Drilling on board as main club sponsor is fantastic for the club. Of course, the financial backing and support is hugely, hugely important but the brilliant atmosphere that they help to create on a matchday within the hospitality area quite simply adds to the experience for all their own guests and the many others who gravitate their way.
“Adding the ladies section to their sponsorship is a fantastic gesture and I know one that all involved with the women’s team are grateful of. I’ve caught up with Stephen at many of the women’s game this season, just showing his continued and committed support of the club from the stands too.
“We’re incredibly lucky to have them involved with the club and as I’ve said many times before, the backing and support they provide to a club like ours is absolutely crucial in allowing us to continue to develop both on and off the field. We look forward to continuing our relationship with them next season and beyond.”
Livingston WFC Secretary Nigel Thorpe added – “Stephen has been brilliant with us from the minute we arrived and to have his continued backing shows how much he and Phoenix value us as being part of Livingston FC.
“He regularly attends the games to cheer us on. He has a real passion to let us focus on the football side of things and not to worry about anything else which is really rare. They have also provided all the training kit for the first team as well which is great to provide further unity between the first team squad and the men’s first team.
“Phoenix are a tremendous sponsor, couldn’t do enough for the football club and we are delighted the partnership has been extended and we look forward to doing Stephen and Phoenix proud.
“Our thanks also go to Dave Black for making the introduction between ourselves and Phoenix Drilling to allow the relationship to begin – it’s greatly appreciated.”
Who are Phoenix Drilling though? Based on Nairn Road in Deans Industrial Estate, the company provides bespoke site investigation, instrument installation, monitoring, laboratory testing and site survey work for a range of private and commercial clients across the UK.
They’ve enjoyed considerable success, commissioned on a wide range of high profile projects throughout the UK – from large scale geotechnical investigations such as the expansion of RAF Lossiemouth and also the newly proposed route of the A701 to water extraction boreholes for major distilleries and fish farms.
Investment in new purpose-built drilling rigs is a must with all of their rigs fitted out to the highest safety standards and are capable of drilling in the most challenging locations, fully serviced and maintained in-house by experienced mechanics and maintenance engineers. Those same mechanics and engineers make up a team fully focused on the provision of comprehensive and reliable service. Highly motivated and friendly, Phoenix Drilling certainly has the experience required to assess, undertake and report on a wide range of ground investigations.
A huge thank you to Stephen, Susan and all at Phoenix Drilling Limited for their continued support and we look forward to another successful year working together!