Bishop Auckland to become a regional hub for the rural broadband provider’s North East growth strategy
22 October, 2020 – Voneus, the rural community broadband specialist, today announced its sponsorship of Bishop Auckland Football Club in County Durham. The sponsorship is a significant boost for the Northern League team and will strengthen Voneus’ presence in the area, as the company looks to connect large parts of the rural North East to superfast, reliable broadband speeds.
Bishop Auckland FC is one of the oldest and most renowned amateur football clubs in England and is a member of the Northern League Division One. The Club is home to a tight-knit, grassroots community and hosts regular events, charity and fundraising initiatives. During the pandemic, the Club opened its gates to allow residents and fans to meet in a safe environment, with a catering hut providing temporary funds for the Club. Voneus’ sponsorship now gives much-needed support to the Club, which will go towards training, improving facilities, developing resources and attracting talent to achieve promotion.
As the club’s major commercial partner, Voneus will support local engagement programmes, enabling locals and fans to engage with the Club and the wider community. It will make the Club more accessible to its vast supporter base, many of whom can only join matches played in the newly renamed Voneus Stadium via livestream. The company will also set up a regional hub for its rural broadband operations in Bishop Auckland to underpin its customer growth in the North East.
“Bishop Auckland Football Club is the beating heart of its local community and its exceptional work since the pandemic began mirrors our own mission and values at Voneus to keep people connected,” said Steve Leighton, CEO of Voneus. “We’re excited to cheer the team on and become part of this vibrant community.”
“I am delighted and grateful to have Voneus on board to give fresh impetus to our Club and enable us to take the next steps that will bring us closer to promotion,” said Steve Coulthard, Chairman of Bishop Auckland FC. “This sponsorship recognises the hard work of our volunteers and local community, among them Victoria Jewitt, who initiated this partnership. Her dedication to the club is a testament to the ethos we share with our fans and communities.”
Voneus is the champion of rural community broadband and leading provider of wireless superfast broadband for homes and businesses located in poorly connected or difficult to reach communities. Founded in 2015 by a group of seasoned telecoms industry specialists, Voneus aims to become the UK’s number one provider of both superfast and ultrafast broadband services, bringing parity between rural areas and the UK’s towns and cities.
For more information please visit www.voneus.com