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Westgrove renew Shorts sponsorship

Westgrove renew sponsorship


13:11 4th August 2014

North West based company sign up again

The Westgrove Group, award-winning national providers of bespoke security and cleaning solutions, have again partnered Chester Football Club and will have their name on the shorts this coming season.

The North-West based company who provides cleaning and security services to shopping centres, Grade-A corporate buildings and commercial premises, leisure and distribution, have agreed a sponsorship and hospitality package for the 2014-15 season.  The contract will see the company advertising on the rear of the shorts both home and away throughout the season, in addition to match hospitality.

The Westgrove Group was set up 16 years ago by entrepreneurs Steve Fives and Simon Whittle with one football stadium contract and four colleagues.  Today it employs more than 1,000 staff and its Partners include some of the country’s best known shopping centres, sports stadiums and corporate enterprises.

The company are also corporate partners of Chester’s national basketball team Cheshire Phoenix and have been working with both clubs to develop a sporting fusion to benefit the Chester business community.

Business Development Manager Dave Riche said: “We’re delighted to have The Westgrove Group as our partners for another season.  Steve (Fives) and Simon (Whittle) have opened a number of doors within the business community for the football club and have spent a great deal of time working with us to develop the overall brand.  We are delighted to have their name on the shorts for another season and we look forward to developing our overall relationship even further throughout the year.”

Chairman of The Westgrove Group Steve Fives said: “We’re absolutely delighted to extend our commercial support for the club into a second year. Westgrove is a colleague orientated company and the links that we are forging with the local business community through our association with Chester FC and The Cheshire Phoenix are gathering real momentum. Many of our colleagues and partners have visited the Swansway Stadium and commented how welcoming the reception has been from everyone associated with the club.   Chester is a great club with incredibly dedicated and passionate fans that simply refused to lose their club through financial adversity.  It’s a real privilege to feel a part of the clubs re born community and assist the board with a wider commercial dynamic through our close working partnership”.

To find out more about The Westgrove Group visit

To get your business involved with Chester FC or to arrange a visit from or to the club, please contact Dave Riche on 01244 371376 or 07876 832857 or e-mail

Picture caption: Simon Whittle (Westgrove co-chairman), Michael Kay (Chester FC), Steve Burr (Chester FC), Steve Fives (Westgrove co-chairman), Tony Durkin (Chester FC chairman)

Photo: Tony Clifton.