Bann Hire Reaffirm PFC Partnership

Local company Bann Hire & Sales have reaffirmed their partnership with Portadown FC and went to their premises to chat with Director and Company Founder Shane McCrory who had the following to say:

It was an easy choice to make when I was approached to sponsor Portadown Football Club. Being a Portadown man myself and growing up in the Ronnie McFall era, I have fond memories of the first ever league title in 1989-90 and retaining the title and the cup double the next year.

The impact of football or that of any sport in the community, helps to form bonds across social and even economic groups as well as helping to promote a more active lifestyle for this who may not be overly active to begin with. This football club is at the heart of the local community and it is our pleasure to be a part of the next chapter in this clubs history, bringing top flight football back to one of the oldest and prestigious clubs in Ulster Football.

Shane founded Bann Hire & Sales in 2007 having worked in the industry he decided it was his time to break out and found a gap in the market when he opened his first store in Banbridge, he then opened his Portadown branch in 2009 before opening another in Lisburn. With heavy investment coupled with a commitment to providing quality machines at reasonable prices, Bann Hire & Sales have become the leading supplier of plant tools and powered access in the Mid Ulster Area. Shane has given the generous offer to any PFC Season Ticket holders and We Are Ports members of a 15% discount in any of his stores when producing their Season Ticket / Membership Card and we urge all supporters of the club the pay a visit for any of your plant tools and powered access needs.

PFC Director, Peter Hunniford also spoke of the importance they have on the club:

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to place on record our appreciation to Bann Hire & Sales for their continued support. Shane has spoken to me about the importance of local businesses supporting the local community and as a club we are extremely proud that Bann Hire & Sales see us as a vital part of the Portadown community, bringing peopled together through football. We are delighted to have the Bann Hire & Sales logo displayed on our playing kit along  with our other associate club sponsors and look forward to a continued partnership.

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