Lookers Glasgow Darnley Volkswagen Van Centre has announced a sponsorship deal with Elite League Ice Hockey side Braehead Clan.
The commercial van dealership will partner with The Clan for the 2017/18 season with the business’ logo featuring on the team’s jersey, around the Braehead Arena and on the ice.
It is the first time Lookers Glasgow Darnley Volkswagen Van Centre and Braehead Clan have partnered up, with the move described as ‘exciting’ by both parties.
Andy McLaughlin, Commercial Director of the Braehead Clan, said: “We were approached by Lookers Glasgow Darnley Volkswagen Van Centre and from there it was easy to reach an agreement.
“Like ourselves they are at the heart of the community and it’s great for both the van centre and Braehead Clan to raise each others’ profile.
“These are exciting times for Braehead Clan, we’re the fastest growing sports brand in Scotland, and for us to attract mainstream brands such as Volkswagen it shows we’re moving in the right direction.”
Stephen Whitelaw, General Manager of Lookers Glasgow Darnley Volkswagen Van Centre, added: “We’re proud to be sponsoring Braehead Clan for the forthcoming season and look forward to watching their progression in the upcoming campaign.
“The club’s profile is one that continues to grow and we wanted to contribute to that growth by offering our support.
“It’s an exciting sponsorship and an exciting time for ice hockey in Glasgow and no doubt the city will come out to support them.”
In addition to the deal the van centre will also be sponsoring Craig Peacock for the season.
The forward said: “I’m really excited about the partnership between Lookers Volkswagen Glasgow Darnley and my team the Braehead Clan.
“It’s great to have such a high profile brand on board with our team this season. They are two of Glasgow’s most recognisable names and even more exciting the fact they are also my personal sponsor.
“I’ve already been down to the showroom a couple of times myself and have even been lucky enough to drive the new Volkswagen Amarok.
“I encourage the Clan supporters to do the same and check out everything they have to offer. I’m looking forward to a great season and what promises to be a great partnership with the business.”
For those wishing to find out more about opening hours and services offered by the van centre they can visit http://www.lookers.co.uk/volkswagen-vans/contact-us/vw-van-centre-darnley/ or call 0141 896 2145.