English Championship side Queens Park Rangers (QPR) has signed a long-term contract with facilities management firm Stadium Support Services.
Stadium Support Services is a London based support firm that has been operating for over 15 years, they have an experienced leadership team and specialise in servicing commercial properties, arenas, and mass spectator venues.
Regarding services the firm boasts a broad portfolio including cleaning, rope access, facilities management, and civil works.
Alongside the stadium management agreement Stadium Support Service’s has now also been announced as an ongoing QPR sponsor.
This sponsorship deal will grant the company a lounge at the club’s home ground as well as high visibility branding such as pitch side and digital exposure.
Speaking on the sponsorship Stadium Support Services Commercial Director, Joseph Noble, had this to say:
“The new lounge will provide a fantastic opportunity to bring together our family, friends, colleagues and prospective clients in one of the most atmospheric stadiums in the country.”
In the joint announcement of the stadium management contract QPR’s Head of Operations, Joshua Scott, expressed the importance for the club in having such an experienced outfit managing their facilities.
“We have reached a very important and exciting time at the club with access to our new training and squad facilities and is therefore critical we are supported by the best suppliers as we transition into the 23/24 season and beyond,” he added via press release.
“Stadium Support Services is a trusted partner of the club having time and again demonstrated to us their commitment and quality of work when delivering complex projects and we look forward to the continued provision of high-quality service to our team, supporters, staff, and fans.”
Under the new contract Stadium Support Services will be responsible for delivering a new CAFM system. Meaning that the firm will be responsible for ensuring that QPRs sites remain compliant with regulatory standards.
“We are thrilled to have been awarded this new and exciting contract with QPR and to be given the opportunity to work as a trusted partner with such a historic football club. QPR is a forward-thinking club committed to driving high standards on and off the pitch” Scott Hudson said, Operations Director of Stadium Support Services.
“Our collaborative efforts over the past four years in developing a roadmap, demonstrate the promising future that lies ahead for QPR. We look forward to the continuation of our partnership with the club, as we work together to support their journey towards achieving new heights of success.”
Through developing this partnership, it is clear that QPR is endeavouring to reengage with its local community, and this is something to be applauded.
As QPR continues to struggle this season it is also a positive sign that the club maintains its commercial viability and striking deals such as this are a clear sign of that viability.
Stadium Support Services and QPR clearly have a strong relationship and having strong partners keen to deliver the best outcomes for the club both on and off the pitch will be crucial in this tumultuous phase, giving club management and fans alike a little bit more breathing room.