In 2009 IPL took the decision to become Bath Rugby's main sponsor in order to raise its profile following a Management Buy Out, and to deliver a statement of intent regarding IPL's future business plans and its commitment to the people and city of Bath. Since then both club and company have gone from strength to strength: for IPL, securing several new strategic customers and national level projects, and for the club, a new management team.
For the 2011/12 season IPL will move to a new sponsorship contract as the club's Official Business Partner. As Business Partner, IPL hopes to continue to achieve wider awareness of IPL's Information Technology services within the business community both locally and nationally.
As part of the agreement IPL will brand the South Stand and the corporate hospitality boxes, and will work with the club to organise high–profile business events. Shaun Davey, CEO, IPL commented: “We are pleased to be able to continue our relationship with Bath Rugby. We have always felt that IPL and Bath Rugby share many common values. We support the club's aspirations to grow and are keen to contribute to that success. Whilst being the main sponsor helped us to raise our profile, we are now looking to focus awareness on the specific services that IPL offers within the public and private sector business community. As the Official Business Partner we are able to continue to support the club whilst meeting our business objectives.”
Bath Rugby Chief Executive, Nick Blofeld, said “We are really looking forward to continuing our strong relationship with IPL. They are a great local company, who we have really enjoyed working with, and are very thankful for their continued support, exemplified through this new partnership.”
IPL provides intelligent end-to-end business solutions to help clients across the public and private sectors flourish. Focusing on delivering quality and business value to its customers, the company designs, implements and supports the systems that enable organisations to deliver better products and services as efficiently as possible.
IPL has delivered solutions to a wide range of sectors, including banking, finance, telecoms, utilities, local and central government, oil, gas and pharmaceuticals. Clients include Nationwide, the Highways Agency and Lockheed Martin.
The company employs around 280 staff, and is certified to ISO 9001 and TickITplus for quality management, ISO 27001 for information security and ISO 14001 for environmental management.
For further information, please contact:
Alun Hunt or Laurence Cable, Marketing, IPL. Tel: +44 (0)1225 475000, Fax +44 (0)1225 444400, Email: email@example.com