Bulldogs Announce New Sponsorship Agreements

Having been seeking local organisations to work with the club, Bury St. Edmunds Basketball Club are delighted to announce sponsorship agreements have been reached with nine sponsors for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons.

Kuda Automotive are the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of truck and van aerodynamics and accessories and are committed to developing and manufacturing the most cost-effective air management solutions for their customers. Based in Suffolk, having been founded in 1991, Kuda Automotive will be the kit sponsors for the Senior Men’s First team over the coming two seasons.

“Kuda are very proud to support Bury St. Edmunds Basketball Club in their aspirations to play in the National Basketball League.” said Tim Vincent, Commercial Director of Kuda.

“The fantastic work that the club has done over the past 36 years for players of all ages and abilities in their local community was a huge reason why we’ve agreed to support them for the next two seasons and in the next steps of the club’s development. We would like to wish everyone involved at the club the best of luck for the coming seasons – and we cannot wait to see them put some more W’s on the board! #LetsGoBulldogs

Based in Bury St. Edmunds and celebrating their 30th Birthday this year, Gascoynes Accountants have expanded their matchball sponsorship programme of the Senior Men’s team from the 2018/19 season, as they moved to sponsor all matchballs for the club for the coming two seasons. Gascoynes prides itself on providing a high quality service delivered by a friendly and approachable team that is full of expertise and experience.

“It’s a very exciting time for basketball in Bury St. Edmunds, and the growth of the Bulldogs club is something that Gascoynes is proud to support.” Said Chris Reeve, Managing Director of Gascoynes.

“We, too believe in the life lessons learned from sports, and having seen first-hand the superb work the club has done to serve their members and the community of West Suffolk, we were only too pleased to continue our partnership with the club. We wish them every success over the coming seasons.”

Additionally, Bigfoot Basketball, Bury Blinds, Veezy, Absolute Detailing, Absolute Detailing Services, Camp Tails Doggy Day Care and Faz Cabs have all come on-board with the club as sideline partners over the coming two seasons.

Bigfoot Basketball are the one-stop shop for basketball, offering kits, balls, apparel and equipment, and have been the Bulldogs equipment partners for the past two seasons.

“We’ve been working with the Bulldogs for more than two years” said Toni Loundes, Managing Director of Bigfoot Basketball.

“Their professional approach to how they conduct themselves and promote their organisation has been evident from day one. The team at Bigfoot Basketball conside the management team to be friends, as well as partners, and we’re proud to be supporting them on their journey moving forwards. #LetsGoBulldogs

Bury Blinds specialises in a made-to-measure shading solution service with products suitable for both domestic and commercial properties whilst offering great value for money and serving customers both in Suffolk and further afield.

"I've seen first-hand as a father of active children the benefits of sport and exercise, and particularly of being a part of a club." said Jon Owen of Bury Blinds. "As a local business owner, I feel it is vital that we support local clubs like Bury St. Edmunds Basketball Club, and I wish the Bulldogs all the very best of luck."

Veezy offers stylish and functional environmentally friendly clothing. All Veezy Clothing is 100% organic cotton, printed with organic certified inks and shipped plastic free – with the entire process taking place in a factory powered by 100% renewable energy.

Veezy had this to say on the partnership:

“We are really excited to support Bury St. Edmunds Basketball Club in their aim to move to a higher level of play, and their work to grow the game of basketball in West Suffolk. We wish them all the best of luck for the coming seasons! #LetsGoBulldogs

Sister companies Absolute Detailing and Absolute Detailing Services have also come on-board as sideline sponsors for the club.

The West Suffolk companies specialise in supplying premium care care products to meet customer's detailing needs, as well as offering specialist valeting and detailing services from safe washes through to full paint correction and ceramic coating.

"Having attended a few games at Skyliner, it was clear that partnering with Bulldogs would be a great opportunity for our businesses to get involved with a local sports club." said owner Patrick Merryweather.

"Speaking to Arron, and the people around the club, it's clear how passionate they are to serve the local community and grow the game, and we're really looking forward to being a part of the club and seeing it progress over the coming seasons."

Camp Tails Doggy Daycare live their motto every day - they make dogs happy!

Established in 2016, the award-winning pioneers of dog day care in Bury St. Edmunds have gone from strength-to-strength. Having started the #DogFriendlyBSE movement, owner (and Bulldogs alumni) Jon Kay has his sights set on making Bury St. Edmunds the most dog-friendly town in the country.

Jon commented: "I'm proud and excited to support my club in their aspiration of competing in the National Basketball League. It's an honour to be a part of this project, and knowing the positivity and opportunity that will be brought to West Suffolk through such an inclusive sporting venture."

Based in Bury St. Edmunds and ideal for weddings, race days, airport transfers and large groups, Faz Cabs offers luxury 8-seater air conditioned transport with wheelchair access.

"We're delighted to support the Bulldogs programme over the coming seasons, and wish everyone at the club all the very best" said Faz Quelch of Faz Cabs.

Head Coach Arron MacDonald had this to say on the burgeoning partnerships with these businesses:

“On behalf of the club, I want to thank these organisations for their belief in our vision and values, and our commitment to growing the game in our area and taking our club to the next level – I look forward to working with all of them, and seeing them courtside at Skyliner over the coming seasons.

We have been overwhelmed at having received so many offers of support from around the community, and from former club members to still hold our values in such high esteem that they want to do whatever they can to help our club - and I believe that such a level of commitment from these companies only goes to show how highly our club is regarded for the work we've done in our area since 1983.

To have so many organisations wanting to support us to help us in achieving our goals speaks volumes for how far we’ve come already – but we’re still working and looking for more partners to help us to move forwards. We’re not done yet.”