New partnership will light the way

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SUNDERLAND bosses have completed a hat-trick of partnerships in a week after announcing a two-year deal with Thorn Lighting Ltd.

The two-year agreement comes just days after the Black Cats announced the extension of their partnerships with Bidvest and TLC188.

The agreement sees the firm become an official partner of Sunderland AFC enjoying a range of rights and benefits, as well as providing a new and upgraded floodlight system at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland AFC’s commercial director, Gary Hutchinson, said: “We are delighted to welcome Thorn Lighting to the Sunderland family.

“Thorn Lighting Limited is an industry leader in delivering lighting solutions for outdoor sports venues. The new system being installed at the Stadium of Light will improve the experience for our players and supporters.”

Noel Whiffin, key account manager at Thorn Lighting Ltd, said: “As a company with manufacturing facilities in the North East, we are very pleased to strengthen our relationships in the area – and a partnership with Sunderland AFC was a great opportunity to do this.”