Fulham Football Club has today announced a major new sponsorship deal with PIPEX which will see the Internet Service Provider's logo on the famous black and white shirts for two years. PIPEX is the Official Main Sponsor for the 2005/2006 and 2006/2007 Premiership Seasons as well as becoming the exclusive Broadband Partner of Fulham Football Club.
As the UK's first commercial Internet Service Provider (ISP), PIPEX has been a market leader for over a decade. It was the first ISP to bring the Internet to UK businesses and provided the first fully featured web community, enabling customers to create and promote their own websites.
In addition, PIPEX is the 5th largest provider in the UK, and the PIPEX group provides internet-based services to over 420,000 customers - both corporate and consumer.
Mohamed Al Fayed, Chairman of Fulham Football Club, commented:
'The Club is very excited about the sponsorship agreement with PIPEX, a brand that is a sustained market leader in its field which has committed its support to Fulham for two seasons. Since I invested in this Club we have risen from the Second Division to consistently perform against the elite that English football has to offer. It is my aim to maintain this status and I am always happy to be involved with brands that share my drive and passion. I am sure that it will be a very successful combination between two ambitious organisations and believe that PIPEX is the right choice of partner for us'.
Peter Dubens, Chairman of PIPEX added:
'PIPEX is delighted to confirm this new two-year deal with Fulham FC, working together until the end of the 2006/2007 season. We are proud to have the chance to sponsor such a long standing icon of football.
PIPEX has managed to grow its customer base across all areas of its product range, broadband, hosting and network services and we see the sponsorship of Fulham as an opportunity to create further awareness of our growing brand.'
David McNally, Commercial Director at Fulham Football Club said:
'This sponsorship agreement is great news for the Club in direct relation to the Chairman's vision of long term commercial viability. As the biggest deal in the Club's history this is a clear milestone in the pursuit of becoming a financially stable business and it is my aim, along with the Board, to continue to drive the commercial side of the business to maximise on its potential and to support the on-pitch activity, which is obviously the most important aspect of any football club.'