Exeter Chiefs have signed a sponsorship deal with South West Communications worth more than a million pounds over the next three years. The company, has sponsored the Chiefs for 15 years and has now agreed a deal to the the end of the 2010-11 season.
Tony Rowe the clubs chief executive said (quote) this news has buoyed the club at a very important stage of the season and the club is grateful for the continued support in what is a tight time for many businesses.(end quote)
South West Communications managing director Harry Langley who played for the club in it’s amateur days said (quote) We are in the fortunate position of not being significantly affected by the credit crunch and this has given us the confidence to extend our deal with the Chiefs for another three years, making it 18 consecutive years in total by 2011. As a company, we have enjoyed watching Exeter Chiefs evolve from the amateur club I used to play for into the thoroughly professional outfit it is today, on the brink of Premiership rugby.(end quote)