YOUNG’S Seafood has once again pledged its support for the football club in the town where it has its headquarters.
The company has announced it will continue its sponsorship of Grimsby Town Football Club for another year during the 2015-16 season.
The leading UK fish and seafood processor says it is a major local employer in Grimsby and has supported the Mariners for more than a decade.
Pete Ward, chief executive of Young’s, said: ‘Grimsby Town Football Club is an important part of our community and many of our staff are committed Mariners.
‘As part of our Fish for Life programme, we’re committed to playing a positive role in the communities where we are based, and this move is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
‘This year our Chip Shop range celebrates its 30th anniversary and we’re delighted that, as we mark this achievement, our logo will continue to be worn by our local team.
‘On behalf of everyone at Young’s Seafood Limited we wish Grimsby Town Football Club every success for the future.’
Grimsby Town were once an almost assured part of the Football League, having been in all divisions, but in recent years it has slipped into the Conference. It is hoping to get back into the league via the play-offs this season
Dave Smith, Grimsby Town commercial manager, said: ‘We are really proud of the association we have with Young’s and we are extremely grateful for the backing we receive from all of their staff.
‘It goes without saying that the Young’s logo has become synonymous with Grimsby Town shirt designs over previous years and we are so pleased to have such a national brand leading our corporate identity.’
The announcement follows the recent appointment of Grimsby based Pete Ward as chief executive of Young’s Seafood and the launch of the firm’s new multi-million pound advertising campaign.
The new TV advertising features Malcolm, a discerning foodie cat, voiced by Hollywood actor Rupert Everett.