Dunns Food and Drinks announced as new sponsor of Queen’s Park FC
- ‘Shared values’ unite two of Scotland’s oldest brands in partnership almost 150 years in the making
- Deal marks 150th anniversary year for wholesaler founded in Glasgow and Blantyre
- Deal will benefit Aware Scotland, a charity that helps Scots achieve their potential
Two of Scotland’s oldest brands, Queen’s Park Football Club and Dunns Food and Drinks, have come together to form a partnership almost 150 years in the making.
Queen’s Park FC, which was founded in 1867, has named the leading wholesaler, which was founded less than a decade later in 1875, just a few miles away in Blantyre, as its official hospitality partner.
The two organisations have come together based on shared values, according to Dunns Food and Drinks’ operations director Julie Dunn.
She said: “As we prepare for our 150th anniversary, we’re very excited to enter a partnership with a football club that was well established even before our inception.
“The club has a rich heritage and we’ve been proud to have been their supplier for a number of years. It felt right on multiple fronts for us to take the next step and become an official partner of the club too.
“Like us, Queen’s Park believes in having a positive impact on the community and supporting the local workforce. We are looking forward to building a very successful partnership which will create a lot of good for communities and charities in Glasgow and beyond.”
Kieran Koszary, Head of Commercial at Queen’s Park, said: “We are very proud to announce that one of Scotland’s most celebrated brands has officially come on board as a partner. It’s a very exciting time for the club, and it’s fantastic to have the support of Dunns Food and Drinks during it.
“We know how aligned we are – Dunns Food and Drinks have always been wonderful to work with while we both strive to use the power of our brands to enhance the lives of others. We’re also both extremely ambitious.
“There’s huge potential for what we can achieve together, in particular through the many charity and community initiatives we are preparing to embark on in partnership.“
One organisation set to benefit is Aware Scotland, a Scottish charity helping young people achieve their full potential. Together, the football club and the wholesaler will invite people supported by the charity to attend training sessions, games, and press conferences.
Chris Glancey, from Aware Scotland, said: “We are very proud to be supported by two organisations who, like us, are extremely passionate about supporting young people: Dunns Food and Drinks and Queen’s Park FC. The experience will help the young people we support to enjoy truly positive experiences which will bring true joy and build real connections.”