South Shields Football Club is delighted to confirm that Business Energy Claims will continue as the first-team’s main shirt sponsor for the 2019-20 season.

The company’s branding will continue to appear on the front of all first-team shirts throughout the campaign after the partnership was extended into a second year.

Business Energy Claims, based in Boldon, has a team of energy and legal experts who help businesses to recover hidden commissions and losses from the mis-selling of energy contracts by energy brokers.

South Shields’ new home shirt for the 2019-20 season was worn for the first time by the players on Thursday during the friendly with Sunderland at Mariners Park, with an updated Business Energy Claims logo appearing on it.

Company director Callum Thompson said: “We are delighted to continue as South Shields FC’s first-team shirt sponsor for the upcoming season.

“Business Energy Claims is based locally in South Tyneside, and so we are proud to support the club with its continued success.

“Being shirt sponsor last season was fantastic for us and gave us a great level of exposure, and we look forward to that continuing into the 2019-2020 season.”

David Mitchell, South Shields FC’s Commercial Director, said: “It’s great to have Business Energy Claims signed up for another year’s sponsorship with the club.

“It is a new company which sees the benefits of being associated with the football club and the opportunity such a partnership brings for them to spread their message to a wide audience.

“We have had a hugely positive partnership over the last year and hope that continues for the foreseeable future.”

Any companies interested in other sponsorship opportunities with the club are asked to send an email to

Pre-order your 2019-20 replica shirts – featuring the Business Energy Claims logo – from our club shop here.

South Shields FC is delighted to announce Business Energy Claims as the club’s new first-team main shirt sponsor.

The company’s brand will appear on the front of all first-team shirts throughout the 2018-19 season.

Business Energy Claims, based in Boldon, has a team of energy and legal experts who help businesses to recover hidden commissions and losses from the mis-selling of energy contracts by energy brokers.

Callum Thompson, director at Business Energy Claims, said: “We could not be happier to partner with South Shields Football Club and become shirt sponsors.

“It is a hugely exciting time for both the club and for Business Energy Claims and we look forward to the opportunities the partnership will bring.

“The progress that the club is making both on and off the field is fantastic, and it is making great strides for further success in the future.

“Being from South Shields and being an avid fan, the club is close to my heart, so we are thrilled to become a part of the club’s ongoing success and wish them the best of luck for the coming season.”

South Shields FC Commercial Director David Mitchell said: “We are excited to be working alongside Business Energy Claims, which is a relatively new company looking to help businesses recover money where they have been over-charged.

“With a new club badge, new kit and new shirt sponsor heading into the coming season, this is a very exciting time to be part of the club, and we’re delighted Business Energy Claims have agreed to come on board.

“We look forward to working closely with them and would like to thank them for their support.”

Home shirts – which include the Business Energy Claims logo – are available to pre-order now. Please click here to order yours. With thanks to Kev Wilson for the pictures.

From left to right, Business Energy Claims director Callum Thompson, South Shields FC joint manager Graham Fenton and Business Energy Claims business development manager Mark Don.

Business Energy Claims director Callum Thompson.

From left to right, Shields players Chris Hunter, Jon Shaw and Phil Turnbull model the new kit.

David Mitchell and Rachel Sarginson have been appointed as directors of South Shields Football Club.

David joins as Commercial Director, having held the role of Corporate Sales Manager at Durham County Cricket Club for the last three years.

Rachel, who was appointed by the club in May 2017, has now moved into a new role as Operations Director.

Managing Director Michael Orr and fellow director Stephanie Smith have both left the club, and we would like to thank both for their tremendous efforts during their time at Mariners Park.

SSFC Chairman Geoff Thompson said: “I would like to thank both Mike and Stephanie for their invaluable contribution during these first few years for the club back in South Shields.

“I also want to formally welcome both Rachel and David and look forward to working with them as we continue to progress.

“They will work closely with Graham Fenton, Lee Picton, Gary Crutwell and the committee to ensure the club prospers.”

Before taking up his role at Durham County Cricket Club, David had overseen Sunderland AFC’s matchday commercial department for seven years.

He is also experienced in grassroots football coaching, having worked with Monkton Juniors, the Foundation of Light and Hebburn Town Juniors.

David, from South Shields, said: “The opportunity to work for my hometown club was just too good to turn down.

“This club is really at the start of something big, and I want to be there to help it rise through the divisions, with the ultimate aim of reaching the Football League.

“I want to bring my 10 years of experience of working for professional sports clubs to SSFC, to increase revenue by bringing in new sponsors and partnerships.”

Rachel, meanwhile, is a Business Management graduate and holds a BA Honours Degree from Teesside University.

She has worked for SSFC Chairman Geoff Thompson for the past five years as his Personal Assistant at Utilitywise Plc.

Prior to that, she worked within Carillion Energy Services – formerly known as Eaga Plc – as PA to the Managing Director of Clean Energy for seven years.

Rachel holds a great deal of experience from previous roles, which she hopes will benefit the club moving forward.

She said: “I am very excited by the South Shields FC story, and am delighted to be part of a club with major ambition to move forward in the years to come.”

Rachel will oversee the club following the departures of Michael Orr and Stephanie Smith, and has joined the committee meetings for the last four months to ensure she is fully up-to-date with current activities.