CEFO Group become sponsors of new main stand
South Shields FC is proud to announce that the transformative new main stand at 1st Cloud Arena will be sponsored by CEFO Group.
The stand will be named the CEFO Group Stand, with the company’s branding taking pride of place throughout it.
CEFO Group’s dedicated engineering and fabrication division, CFS, based in Hebburn, was unveiled earlier this summer as the club’s new first-team shirt sponsor, and the latest announcement underlines the group of companies’ incredible support.
An independent private equity investment company, CEFO Group specialises in the acquisition and development of existing market-leading businesses, as well as the creation of new enterprises in sectors with high growth potential.
The group’s portfolio encompasses highly entrepreneurial companies driven by strong leadership across multiple sectors including engineering, fabrication, offshore, maritime, automotive, construction and cybersecurity.
Construction work continues at pace on the CEFO Group Stand, which has generated huge excitement, particularly since a virtual flythrough was published last month.
It will seat more than 900 spectators and feature executive boxes, a large new bar area, a new club shop, a boardroom and much more.
CEFO Group CEO John Wood said: “As a group, we are embedded in the North East.
“Our fabrication and engineering division, CFS, is based just a few miles away from the club with the managing director, Darren Carlisle, being a lifelong fan of the club, and we are delighted to support community football here in South Shields.
“South Shields FC and CEFO Group share many similar values and ambitions and we are proud to adorn our name on the club’s new main stand.”
South Shields FC chief executive Lee Picton said: “We are hugely grateful to John and the entire team at CEFO Group for the incredible support they are providing to us.
“They have invested in our long-term vision for the club on and off the pitch and we are excited to see how the relationship can develop in the coming years.
“It’s terrific to see a business supporting the club this way, particularly in the current climate, and we cannot wait to welcome supporters into the CEFO Group Stand at the earliest opportunity.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank CEFO Group, CFS and all of our amazing sponsors and partners for the support we continue to enjoy.
“We are proud of the relationships we have developed and continue to develop, and it is backing such as this which will allow our great club to flourish in the years ahead as we seek to deliver on our ambitions.”