Date published: October 31, 2016
Whittle are constantly looking for new opportunities and potential new leads, so the sales team led a very specific sales campaign to target rugby stadiums, and in particular, clubs from the Aviva Premiership. Almost immediately we received a request to visit the Saracens Allianz Park site to discuss what we could offer them as a business.
Finances were a major contributing factor in deciding the best option for the club. The East stand, sponsored by Allianz Insurance, was refurbished and re-opened in January 2013. However, since then it had received little or no attention, so a full site survey was undertaken on this building. Home to one of the largest sporting bars in world rugby at 110m long and 16m wide, with a 6 lane running track and capable of holding 2000 people for conferencing (when not in use), together with the remaining banqueting suites, corporate boxes, and communal spaces, a full proposal was submitted to the stadium director Richard Gregg.
Saracens opted to accept our 6 year maintenance programme, allowing for a full initial repaint and subsequent annual visits. Work is expected to take 3 months to complete, and the decision to accept our proposal was based around a specification utilising the Johnstones Endura Super Durable Matt - allowing for ease of application and ongoing annual maintenance - together with traditional oil based eggshells in the high traffic bar area. Work commenced from October 2016 and had to be scheduled around an extensive programme of home matches.
The Sarries are the reigning champions of the English Premiership having taken the mantle from Northampton Saints, another Whittle programme customer. So you could say Whittle only deal with the best, and only the best deal with Whittle!
Whittle’s industry leading painting programmes have also not just been restricted to the world of rugby and the company have recently commenced an 8 year painting programme with leading championship football club Derby County, and the world of cricket where we have programmes at Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.
To read our case study about the Saracens Allianz Park specification, click here.