The Yarm-based business IT, software and telecommunications specialist will continue to be the rugby club’s technology partner in a sponsorship deal worth more than £25,000 in IT and telecommunications support.
YC Business Solutions will continue to improve the IT facilities at the landmark Northern Echo Arena, which Darlington Mowden Park RFC owns and where it plays its home games, ensuring better communications for fans, visitors and business tenants at the stadium.
In the first year of the sponsorship agreement YC Business Solutions installed a new phone system to provide first class facilities in the arena’s media centre for visiting journalists for the England Under 20s and England Women’s rugby matches in March 2015.
The firm also installed a new wireless network at the arena providing guest Wi-Fi for all fans in time for the visit of the New Zealand rugby team to the arena on Thursday 8 October, where more than 4,000 fans witnessed and took part in a training session with All Blacks stars, and made full use of the Wi-Fi facilities.
“Our sponsorship is about helping the club become a more commercial enterprise. By providing state-of-the-art-communications and technology which fans and journalists have come to expect at top stadiums, then the club is much more likely to attract more England representative games and other major events in the future,” says Andy Flisher, YC Business Solutions Director.
“Our programme for the second year of our sponsorship will focus on continuing to support the club’s forward thinking attitude toward embracing modern technology by improving facilities for business use at the arena, and helping to attract more tenants and business events, as part of the club’s ambitious growth plans.”
Lee Rust, Mowden Park RFC Managing Director, says: “We are delighted with the new facilities and support which YC Business Solutions has provided us so far and we look forward to continuing to work with them on the next phase of improvements at the arena.”
Based in Yarm, YC Business Solutions is one the North East’s leading IT and communications companies. The group of companies provides business IT support, and encompasses Synergy Telecoms, its telecommunications arm, dotUK which offers mobile app and bespoke software development services for organisations across the UK, as well as Yarm Computers, its retail presence on Yarm High Street.