Breedon to sponsor Highland League Cup
10 January 2012
Breedon Aggregates is to be the new sponsor of the Scottish Highland Football League Cup.
Breedon Aggregates is the largest independent aggregates company in the UK and one of the largest in Scotland, employing around 400 people north of the border and supplying a wide range of products and services to the construction and building services industry. The company operates 17 quarries, 11 asphalt plants and 22 ready-mixed concrete plants in Scotland, stretching from Ullapool in the north to Kirkcaldy in the south, with almost half its locations falling within the catchment area of the Scottish Highland Football League.
The company also owns a significant stake in BEAR Scotland, which manages the north-east and south-east trunk road networks on behalf of Transport Scotland, and a majority stake in traffic management services company ALBA Traffic Management, the leading provider of traffic management solutions in the north of Scotland.
Highland League President Eddie Innes said, “We are delighted to have secured Breedon Aggregates as the new sponsor for our flagship Cup competition. In the current climate, sponsorship can be difficult to attract and we see it as a reflection of the strength of our league and this competition that we were able to replace the outgoing sponsor in a relatively short space of time and with such a prestigious company.
“Breedon Aggregates have a strong footprint across the Highland League region and we look forward to welcoming their representatives to the games in the warm manner associated with our clubs. We aim to reward their support with another exciting competition and the anticipation of the first round draw is already growing amongst the clubs.”
Chief executive of Breedon Aggregates Scotland, Alan Mackenzie, added, “The Highlands of Scotland are our heartland. We have been serving the local authorities, businesses and communities in this area for many years and we’re proud to have this unique opportunity to support one of the sporting mainstays of the region.
“We look forward to working with the Highland League to make the coming season one of the most successful ever. We’re sure there will be no shortage of excitement along the way – and may the best team win!”
The draw for the first round of the Breedon Aggregates Highland League Cup will take place on Tuesday January 24th 2012 at Inverurie Locos Work Social Club, Harlaw Road, Harlaw Park at 12.30pm.