Club agrees one-year deal with new Principal Partner
WEST Bromwich Albion is delighted to announce Intuit QuickBooks as its new Principal Partner.
Intuit QuickBooks is a multi-billion pound global leader in small business accounting software and the company’s logo will feature on the Club’s home and away shirts during the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League campaign.
Intuit was founded in 1983 in California – where Albion will visit this month for an 11-day pre-season training camp – and will have additional high-profile branding around The Hawthorns.
Albion Chief Executive Mark Jenkins, who today shook hands with QuickBooks Vice-President and UK Managing Director, Rich Preece, on the one-year sponsorship deal, said: “I’m delighted to welcome QuickBooks on board as our new Principal Partner.
“The fact we have been able to join forces with such an established global brand underlines the strides the Club has been making in recent years. We are looking forward to forming a strong working relationship with Intuit QuickBooks.”
Mr Preece added: “We’re thrilled to be forming a close partnership with West Bromwich Albion Football Club.
“As one of the founding members of the Football League, Albion has a long and impressive history as a well-supported, family-focussed club with incredibly passionate fans.
“The Club is about to begin its fifth successive season in the Premier League and we can’t wait to get behind the Baggies. We are excited about making this deal a success on and off the field.”
QuickBooks specialises in cloud business management, offering small businesses an unprecedented ecosystem of easy-to-use solutions to drive growth.
QuickBooks has evolved from the world’s No.1 small business software to the world’s No.1 small business operating system – an open platform that was redesigned from the ground up to help small businesses get the most out of the cloud.
Albion’s Sales & Marketing Director, Adrian Wright, added: "We’re really looking forward to working with QuickBooks and helping the company achieve its business objectives.
“Becoming the Club's Principal Partner will help QuickBooks extend its reach to new domestic and international audiences.
“Both parties are really excited about the year ahead and we believe QuickBooks will prove a fantastic partner. We hope to build a long and successful working relationship.”
David Walsh, QuickBooks UK Marketing Director, said: “Making up more than 99 per cent of private sector companies and 60 per cent of private sector jobs, small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurship are a part of the nation’s DNA – and so is football.
“As the world’s No.1 online solution for small business accountancy software, QuickBooks is proud to support the businesses and sporting passions of entrepreneurs in West Bromwich, the West Midlands and the entire UK.”
Intuit in the UK helps small businesses get paid, manage their money and pay their employees, and accounting professionals be more productive and grow their practices. The company’s flagship products in the UK include QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Payroll and Intuit Pay. For more information visit www.intuit.co.uk.
QuickBooks Online is available in 124 countries and has been translated in 12 languages. For more information, click here.