Exeter firm in Chiefs sponsorship deal

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Authored by George Dawson
Posted Friday, August 30, 2013 - 2:10pm

Exeter-based EMCAS, one of the country's leading financial Claims Management Companies, is getting behind the Exeter Chiefs with a new sponsorship deal that sees the business co-sponsor the first team rugby strip this season.

Chief Executive Officer of EMCAS, Craig Bernhardt, joined players at an official strip hand over, which saw Australian International and Club Captain Dean Mumm accepting the new shirt alongside first team players Don Armand, Jack Nowell and Henry Slade.

Under the sponsorship deal EMCAS’ logo will appear on the rear of the shirt, and will be worn in all Aviva Premiership matches, which will be broadcast on BT Sport.

Commenting on the deal Craig Bernhardt said:  “We’re really proud to be sponsoring Exeter Chiefs RFC.  They are a great club with a strong set up, and that has enabled them to rise through the ranks in both the Premier League and the Heineken Cup.

“We feel a great affinity with the club as, like EMCAS, the Chiefs have strong local roots, and they’re making a big impact on the national stage.  This year is our tenth anniversary, and we wanted to mark this in a significant way.  The co-sponsorship of the club’s shirts with our logo means that a potential audience of millions will see our brand, raising our profile with a broadening spectrum of customers across the UK.  We couldn’t be more excited about the season ahead.”

John Wood, Head of Corporate at Exeter Chiefs, added: “It’s great to see the EMCAS branding on the club’s shirts.  There’s a great synergy between the Chiefs and EMCAS as both brands have grown rapidly over recent years.”

The Chiefs first game in the new strip took place in the opening friendly of the season against the Scarlets in Wales followed by the first home against Bristol on Saturday 24th August.  The first game of the Aviva Premiership takes place on Saturday 7th September away against the Northampton Saints.

EMCAS, which has offices in Exeter, Torquay, Taunton and Paignton helps individuals mis-sold financial products to recover what is rightfully theirs.  It specialises in endowment mortgages, saving and investments, pension products, packaged current accounts, irresponsible lending and payment protection insurance.  To date it has helped over 530,000 customers reclaim more than £400 million in compensation and is spearheading a series of campaigns to not only raise awareness among consumers of their rights, but to bring pressure on the financial institutions to clean up their acts and pay back consumers what is rightfully theirs.

EMCAS has grown its level of sponsorship with Exeter Chiefs over the past four years, rising to become one of six key sponsors for the club.

Picture shows Craig Bernhardt,CEO of EMCAS, handing the new strip over to Chiefs captain Dean Mumm, with Henry Slade (far right), Don Armand (far left) and Jack Nowell (left)