Port of Tyne extend Durham partnership

Port of Tyne extend Durham partnership

Port of Tyne extend Durham partnership

Port of Tyne


Durham County Cricket Club is delighted to confirm that Port of Tyne has extended and enhanced their association with the Club, which includes shirt sponsorship and support for the Durham County Cricket Foundation

Port of Tyne, whose logo will feature on both the front and reverse of this year’s Clydesdale Bank 40 playing shirts, have signed a two year commitment to the club that will see their brand promoted internationally.

Port of Tyne has also commissioned an Outreach Education Programme, Robo Sports, to be held in South Shields as part of their long standing commitment for engaging in initiatives that support the local community.  

Robo Sports has evolved out of Robo Cricket, which allows the children to use robotic control technology to complete certain tasks and at the same time builds confidence and teamwork skills in the classroom.  This programme has recently been awarded the Inspire Mark by LOCOG in recognition of the Robo Sports activity.

Susan Wear, Port of Tyne Director of Corporate Affairs said: “The Port of Tyne is committed to supporting communities, and in particular giving young people opportunities, and our partnership with Durham CCC is a fantastic way to involve and inspire young people through sport.

Durham CCC Director of Corporate Sales Mike Elliott, said, “It is always fantastic when a current sponsor is so impressed by the club that they commit further to supporting our business and our Community Foundation.  

“With the team performing so well last season in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition and reaching the semi-finals, the opportunity for Port of Tyne to take the front sponsorship position, in addition to the reverse, proved to be a real factor in extending the deal.  The exposure they will receive will help promote their business around the world.  

“The Community Outreach Programmes that the Foundation has delivered on behalf of Port of Tyne in the past have always been extremely well received and we look forward to continuing that relationship with them this season.”

The Port of Tyne is one of the UK’s major deep sea ports, operating five commercial business areas.  The Port makes a significant economic impact on North East England, and in 2011 it is estimated to have added £467 million to the regional economy supporting 9,500 jobs.  

The Port is committed to support business, the arts and communities in its operating area.