THE opportunity to become Argyle’s new shirt sponsor was “too good to turn down” for LTC Group87 Managing Director Mike Burr.The Pilgrims have signed a two-year deal with LTC Powered Access, a division of LTC Group87 Ltd. with offices in Plymouth and Redruth, which begins next month.
The partnership, which succeeds a previous deal with WH Bond, will include the LTC Powered Access logo being carried on the Pilgrims’ home and away shirts this season and next as the former youth-team sponsors continue their long-standing relationship with Argyle.
Mike said: “We were match-day sponsors before and have had advertising boards. The youth sponsorship was obviously a step up in investment by the company and it did whet our appetite. The opportunity to be the main sponsor was too good to turn down.
“When we realised that the opportunity was there – and the current sponsors were passing on the mantle, if you like – it was the right time for our company to raise our profile, in particular the LTC Powered Access Division.
Argyle chief executive Martyn Starnes said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have a local company come on board and be our sponsor for the next two years.
“We’ll be looking to form a cohesive partnership over the next two years. We think we’ve got a good deal, and we hope that LTC think they’ve got a good deal, and we can move ahead with a very positive-looking partnership.
“They are vital. Absolutely essential. A substantial part of our income comes from the commercial activity off the pitch so, the main shirt sponsor is one of the biggest commercial details we will do. It was absolutely vital we got this deal done.”
LTC Powered Access is the largest independent access company in Devon and Cornwall, offering customers a wide range of powered access equipment for any situation. They have supported local football and junior football for many years, including sponsoring South West Peninsula League side Elburton Villa for nearly a decade.