Club keeps promise by backing local firm

Albion director Martin Perry (middle) with Jason Young  and John Davis of Overline SUS-140417-112107001
Albion director Martin Perry (middle) with Jason Young and John Davis of Overline SUS-140417-112107001

BRIGHTON and Hove Albion FC has honoured its commitment to local businesses by hiring a Lancing-based firm to install the phones at its training ground.

Business-telephone specialist Overline, based at Lancing Business Park, is already the official provider for the club’s stadium in Falmer, and will now integrate the stadium with the new training complex being built near New Monks Farm in Mash Barn Lane.

Overline sales director Jason Young said: “The training ground contract not only reinforces the partnership between the club and Overline, but affirms Albion’s commitment to local businesses who employ local people.

“We are proud to be a part of the ongoing commitment the club shows to the local community.”

Albion’s head of business development, Paul Rogers, said: “Overline has been an excellent long-standing supplier, sponsor and partner of both Brighton and Hove Albion and Albion in the Community.

“We are delighted that they have further extended their support of the club with this new arrangement.

“I would like to thank them for their continued support and excellent service and we look forward to continuing to work with them for many years to come.”

Albion director Martin Perry, who is overseeing the training-ground building project, added: “During the planning stage, we gave an undertaking to Adur District Council that we would employ local people and use local firms wherever possible - both during the construction phase and once the new facility is operating.

“This reflects that commitment: Overline are based only a little further than a Tomasz Kuszczak goal kick from the new complex.

“We are delighted that as a result of the excellent service they provide at the stadium,.

“We have been able to award this further contract to Overline and we look forward to extending our relationship with them.”

The move to the new site will begin at the end of April with the majority of staff to follow in June.

There will be 69 telephone extensions within the main buildings, indoor pitch and security lodge and 30 new lines will be installed.