Loyal sponsors Carmeleon Concepts have underlined their support for the club by renewing their corporate hospitality box for the 2023-24 season less than two months into the current campaign.
The specialist vehicle graphics, wrapping and branding company was among the first club partners to secure a box for 2022-23, which is the first season they have been open within the new main stand.
They have enjoyed their experience so much that they approached the club to secure it for a further 12 months, which allows them to use the box for all men’s, women’s and Academy matches held at 1st Cloud Arena for this season and next.
Each corporate box can be fully customised, and Carmeleon have already used their expertise to add a striking look to theirs.
The club is committed to ensuring all of its supporters, sponsors and partners have the best experience possible at 1st Cloud Arena on matchdays and non-matchdays, and the support of Carmeleon strengthens its belief that it is heading in the right direction.
South Shields FC executive director Glen Stidolph said: “It’s fantastic that the club has partners like Carmeleon, and I was quite surprised when they asked if they could renew already for next season.
“We are delighted that (director) Sean Child and the team at Carmeleon have been able to see past the early teething problems of getting the hospitality box offer right, and feel that we’re well on the way to delivering off the pitch as well as on it.
“We’re a football club and fans rightly want our main focus to be on the pitch, but with the new stand and its facilities coming on stream this season, we’ve had to learn a lot of new skills ‘on the job’.
“Along with our partners, we’re still on that learning curve, and the fact that Carmeleon have renewed their hospitality box is a great confidence boost that we’re well on the way to getting the product right.”
Sean Child, of Carmeleon Concepts, is keen to express their support for the club that he has supported since watching them at Jack Clark Park as a boy.
He said: “To now have the opportunity of watching South Shields in a private box almost seems surreal.
“In comparison to the corporate hospitality other clubs offer, we can now entertain customers, friends and family in a much more affordable but equally entertaining matchday experience, which is comparable in many ways.
“With the club fighting at the top of the table, and news about the boxes spreading among the local business community, we wanted to secure ours for next year as well as show our support for what Geoff Thompson is doing for our amazing club.
“We feel there are exciting times ahead for South Shields FC, and hopefully Carmeleon are there to be a part of it.”
Corporate hospitality boxes can be purchased for the remainder of the 2022-23 season, as a flexible 10-match package or on a game-by-game basis, subject to availability. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the club on 0191 454 7800 between 10am and 4pm on weekdays to enquire.