Stand at Crawley Town FC renamed The People’s Pension Stand
Crawley Town Football Club will be tackling 2016 head-on with a bold new signing in the form of B&CE, the Crawley-based provider of The People's Pension.
The firm, based in Manor Royal for more than five decades, has been unveiled as the new sponsor of the East Stand, which has been renamed ‘The People's Pension Stand'.
The People's Pension is the largest private sector multi-employer pension scheme in the UK and a local success story for Crawley, with 1.8 million members and nearly 12,000 employers signed up nationwide. Members come from a diverse range of businesses, from big national high street retailers to small local firms.
Run by a not-for-profit company in B&CE, the scheme has recently launched a simple and supportive solution for smaller employers as they start to face their auto-enrolment duties as laid down by the Government from January 2016. Many are likely to be enrolling their staff into a pension scheme for the first time.
Patrick Heath-Lay, Chief Executive Officer of B&CE, said: "We're immensely proud to be able to support Crawley Town FC. We've been in Crawley for more than 50 years now, and the vast majority of our staff are from the local area.
"Many of them are already Crawley Town fans, and we want to be able to give something back to them, the rest of the home fans and the wider local community.
"The club plays a really important role in the Crawley community, and we're looking forward to being part of its bright future."
Matt Turner, Director of Crawley Town Football Club, added: "I'm delighted to welcome B&CE to the Crawley Town family. This is a significant investment into the club and local community that illustrates the great work and relationships the club is building with the local business community."
This follows the news the Bruce Winfield Stand will be renamed the Structured Communications Stand as part of a new sponsorship deal.