CHESTER Rugby Club has a new sponsor.

Westland Horticulture, home to brands like New Horizon, Resolva, and Boost has announced that it will become the club’s premier sponsor for the 2023/24 season.

Both parties say they share a vision that success is rooted in reinvesting profits into development. The company has 100 employees at the nearby Ellesmere Port community and says its sponsorship demonstrates its commitment to the community.

The sponsorship includes branded assets at the Club’s 2,000 capacity ground.

Westland has been producing compost for gardeners and professional growers at its facility in Ellesmere Port since 2015, and the company has invested over £70m into the factory’s infrastructure, which has led to it becoming the UK’s largest producer of peat free compost. 

Iain Brown, Head of Logistics, at Westland, commented: “We’re very proud to be sponsoring the Chester Rugby Club for 2023/24 season. Westland and Chester Rugby Club share an ethos that community is at the heart of all we do, and our sponsorship will help the club support all its players, at all levels. We wish the club a successful season, and our colleagues are looking forward to supporting them from the sidelines.”

Dave Maloney, Chairman, at Chester Rugby Club, added: “Sponsorship makes a vital contribution to the club’s financial wellbeing, and we would not be able to operate at the level four of the Rugby Union pyramid without the support of companies like Westland. We are extremely grateful for the backing of Westland.”