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Thunder welcome PTM Group as new sponsor


Jan 26, 2017

Newcastle Thunder is delighted to confirm a new main sponsor for the club’s 2017 home shirts, as Newcastle based PTM Group comes on board for the new Kingstone Press League 1 season.

PTM Group, comprises three specialist training providers, NCT Skills, which delivers construction apprenticeships to 16-18 year olds, 180 Training, which specialises in upskiling adults and Winnovation, a social care and childcare provider.

The Group has ambitious plans to move into new sectors and geographical locations through acquisitions and organic growth to offer a nationwide reach.

With over 60 employees across its three sites the Group was recently rated Outstanding in the Best Companies to work for, acquiring a two star rating.

PTM Group’s branding will be proudly worn on the front of Thunder’s 2017 home shirt, and on the back collar of the away.

Featuring on Thunder’s two 2017 kits will see the group able to maximise the potential of their association across the year, while the club will benefit from support of another rapidly developing regional organisation.

PTM Group join a growing family of partners at Thunder, with further organisations set to be announced in the coming days.

Thunder general manager Keith Christie said: “PTM group are a great fit for Thunder. They are a young energetic group of people that see what we are trying to achieve long term.

“We’re very excited about our partnership with PTM Group, we’re building a strong relationship with a company that is genuinely committed to supporting Newcastle Thunder’s growth into a strong North East brand.”

Jamie Paterson, Managing Director of PTM Group, commented: “PTM Group is proud to sponsor Newcastle Thunder and we’re looking forward to getting behind them as the new season starts.  We make donations to local organisations each month through the PTM Foundation but this is the first time that we have agreed to an outright sponsorship.

“There is an alignment between the two organisations in that we’re both ambitious and keen to grow our reach so for us this is a great way to raise awareness of our brand in the North East and beyond.”

By Emily