Oxford United FC has thanked Buildbase for their backing after becoming the club’s longest continuous main sponsor.
The ten year partnership began in 2001 when builders merchant Buildbase agreed their first shirt sponsorship. Although Buildbase will no longer feature on the shirts from next season, they will continue their support by taking a corporate box at the Kassam Stadium and assisting with advertising.
Speaking of the partnership Buildbase director Kevin Middleton said "We have really enjoyed our long association with the club. It has been a very positive experience for us and has certainly established the Buildbase name throughout Oxfordshire and beyond,"
"After ten happy years we are looking to introduce our name to a wider audience because we are a national builders merchant with branches up and down the country.
"However we will be continuing our links with the club as we have strong local connections. Our head offices are at Oxford Business Park and our longest established branch - Johnsons Buildbase - is a few minutes from the stadium.
"The Wembley final was an incredible day for us and we're so proud of the players and the coaching team for their inspired, match-winning performance. To have our name on the shirts of the players and all the thousands of fans was a real honour. The occasion is one that we'll all remember for a long time.
"It's been a strong partnership and we've made so many friends at the club. We do, of course, wish Oxford United huge success now and in the future."
Oxford Chairman Kelvin Thomas said: "We'd like to say a big thank you to Buildbase for their loyal support over the years. Ever since I have been involved with the club Buildbase have been so supportive in many ways, and throughout all areas of the club.
"I am really pleased that they were the sponsors the season we have got back into the Football League, and even more pleased that they have committed to continuing to support the club with advertising and hospitality. The Buildbase relationship is a very strong and positive relationship and we look forward for that to continue for many years to come, as the club try and climb the Football League."