Widnes

  • CEX Widnes Benefits From Vikings Sponsorship

    The franchise owner of Widnes Vikings' sponsor CEX Widnes has spoken of the vast benefits his business has enjoyed since deciding to invest in the club. Martin Hawthorne has been impressed by the local community's engagement with the Vikings and has been eager to make the most of the marketing potential. Hawthorne said: "The first thing I did before we opened the store was to walk around Albert Road and ask the public 'what does Widnes mean to you?’ "Most of the time they were coming back wit...

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  • Vikings Director Snedden Ups His Stake

    The Widnes Vikings have announced that director Roddy Snedden has increased his stake in the club after joining the board six months ago and being impressed by the work going on behind the scenes. The news comes after it was announced that head coach Dennis Betts has signed a two-year contract extension and Snedden says that the efforts being made both on and off the field at the Vikings convinced him that it was the right time to invest more. "Since becoming a director at Widnes Vikings, it ha...

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  • Vikings Appoint New Director Of Communications

    Ian Cheveau has been appointed head of communications at Widnes Vikings and the 32-year-old will join the club after finishing his role as publications editor at the Rugby League World Cup 2013. Cheveau worked within the club as a media student before becoming a news reporter and rugby league correspondent for the weekly, regional and national press and he has also held senior communication positions, with his last role being for a multi-million pound government contract. Widnes Vikings chief...

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  • Vikings CEO Becomes Part-Owner

    James Rule, the Widnes Vikings chief executive, has become part-owner of the club and will now join the board of directors. Rule took over much of the day-to-day running of the club from Steve O’Connor in September 2012. He now becomes a major stakeholder alongside Matt Beech, Brian O’Connor, Steve O’Connor and Roddy Sneddan.and is delighted to have become part-owner of a club that he believes has a bright future. "When Steve proposed me taking an ownership stake, I didn't hesitate. I be...

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  • Widnes Promote Dave Rolt To Head Of Commercial

    Widnes Vikings have reacted to the departure of Michelle Holmes by promoting Dave Rolt to the role of head of commercial. Rolt has been a key stakeholder of the club over many years, where he has supported and filled a number of crucial operational posts, most recently commercial partnerships manager. Following the departure of Holmes from the role, Rolt will take up the post with immediate effect. Widnes CEO James Rule said: "Dave has fabulous connections throughout the sporting and business co...

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  • New Stadium Boosts Saints Balance Sheet

    St Helens lost approximately £2.4m in their year as tenants at Widnes during 2011, but have reported stronger results from the acquisition of Langtree Park, their new stadium. The losses were considerably higher than in previous years when the Saints recorded a deficit of £1.35m for the financial year up to 2010, and £940,000 in 2009. However, the club has increased their shareholder funds to over £20m and chairman Eamonn McManus believes the year away was worth the sacrifice. “The losses...

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  • Widnes Sign Deal With Water Company

    Widnes Vikings have agreed a partnership with bottled water manufacturer Alder Spring.  Alder, which is based in the Cheshire town, becomes the official water supplier to all three of the Vikings’ representative teams. In addition, the company has become a player sponsor of scrum-half Grant Gore.  Sharon Morphet, general manager at Alder Spring, says: "We are delighted to be an official sponsor of the Vikings and are really looking forward to working alongside them for the rest of the season...

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  • Beech Becomes First New Director In Vikings Reshuffle

    Widnes have announced that the owner of a global logistics firm is to be the first of a new board of directors to join the club. The Vikings revealed that owner Steve O’Connor was stepping down as chairman back in April as the club sought to change its business model and look for “fresh skill sets and investment” and Matt Beech has been named as the first new director. The owner of Maltacourt, which specialises in international shipping and freight forwarding, grew up in the local area and...

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  • Widnes Vikings Team Up With Health Services

    Widnes Vikings have announced a ground-breaking new partnership deal with the NHS for the upcoming 2018 Betfred Super League season. The landmark partnership will see the Vikings champion a new campaign called ‘Beat The Scrum’ to raise awareness of leading healthier lifestyles and making the right choices when accessing NHS services. Through providing a mix of digital promotion, PR campaigns, stadium advertising, as well as appearing on the front of the Vikings 2018 playing shirts, the Beat...

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  • Beech Optimistic As Maltacourt Sponsors Vikings

    Matt Beech, who was recently appointed as a director at Widnes Vikings, has revealed that he expects the Cheshire club to have a sustainable future after seeing how it operates first hand and his firm Maltacourt has become the club's main partner for 2014. The global logistics company has sponsored the Vikings to some extent for a number of years and had its colours incorporated into the club's away shirt this season as part of an innovative agreement but it will now have its logo displayed...

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