Albion clinch new deal with American sponsor

Albion have ended their summer search for a new main sponsor by clinching a deal with a multi-billion pound American-based business.

The Baggies will carry the brand of QuickBook – a software accountancy solution that has been a roaring success for Californian firm Inuit – on the new shirts to be launched on Friday.

The deal is thought to be in the same region as the £1m a year Zoopla sponsorship which came to a controversial end last season when its Jewish co-owner Alex Chesterman took exception to the infamous Nicolas Anelka “quenelle” salute.

That gave the club one more signing to chase in a summer which sees them looking to re-stock their first team squad extensively.

And the deal has now been announced linking Albion with Intuit, a firm founded in 1983 which has gone on to become a brand leader in financial management.

Their base will throw fresh clarity on Albion’s decision to take up the extra mileage of a trip to the USA west coast later this month for a pre-season tour.

Albion Chief Executive Mark Jenkins said: , who today shook hands with on the one-year sponsorship deal, said: “I’m delighted to welcome QuickBooks on board as our new Principal Partner.

“The fact we have been able to join forces with such an established global brand underlines the strides the Club has been making in recent years. We are looking forward to forming a strong working relationship with Intuit QuickBooks.”

QuickBooks Vice-President and UK Managing Director Rich Preece, added: “We’re thrilled to be forming a close partnership with West Bromwich Albion Football Club.

“As one of the founding members of the Football League, Albion has a long and impressive history as a well-supported, family-focussed club with incredibly passionate fans.

“The Club is about to begin its fifth successive season in the Premier League and we can’t wait to get behind the Baggies. We are excited about making this deal a success on and off the field.”

Comments for: "Albion clinch new deal with American sponsor"

KP2015

I think someone got thw words of the headline mixed up, shouldn't it read:

"Albion clinch deal with multi-billion pound American sponsor"

Anyway, well done JP. I may be reading too much into it, but if JP is talking to these type of people could it be a prelude to new multi-billion pound ownership? (must be some reason he's upped his stake to 76% of the shares. the final piece of the plan that makes him multi-millions , whilst at the same time establishing his team in the Premier league ? Genius if true!)

KP2015

E&S editor spotted the mistake whilst I was writing ! Obviously putting the multi-billion bit in was far too positive for a West Brom story in the E&S.

Cyril

KP and they didn't say who Mark Jenkins shook hands with either. We Baggies don't miss a thing !

Kev in Mallorca

Cyril

Looks a bit shifty does Mr Jenkins, always a give away when there ay much eye contact when talking IMO

Adeu

Cyril

Kev, he'd be talking to the reporter on his right with the photographer on his left, side on. I haven't played the video though.

As I said on 'the post that vanished' no one can moan about this capture.

Baldie

Ideal for Jeremy Peace and his penny pinching then! He will be even better at it!!!!

baggiebloke

An excellent company to be partnered with.

And what a refreshing change from online bookies...

The Real Bully Hoo.

Just read an article on the club website about what this firm do, it could have been in Swahili and I'd be just as wise. Anyway it's good to be associated with a reputable company. Welcome Intuit Quickbook.

CantelloRocket 78

Bully,

Intuit appears to be a very tech-savvy modern company, with extremely popular accounting software, it seems a terrific brand to be associated with.

I imagine the idea of 'Quickbook' will also be very popular with Heslop from Porridge - as long as they do it in green, that is......:-)

The Real Bully Hoo.

Rocket.

Zidane who posts on here wants to know if he can get a green one as well.

Captain Mardon International

Better than Coucher and shaw I bet.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Really?????

Coucher and Shaw are mossive. Jackett the Hat told me.

Gabbys Elbow

Great news, now maybe we can see the home shirts...........................

I do wonder if the shirt has been redesigned after the backlash from the artists impression that was released a few weeks ago?

Captain Mardon International

You can see it on Friday. I'm dreading it personally....

The Real Bully Hoo.

Gabby.

Good to hear from you again.

Ahoy Captain.

"Personally," you're not trying to break it to us that you helped design it are you?

Captain Mardon International

Ha thats right. It has a hint of paisley on the sleeves, hope you liek it.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Ahoy Captain.

That's the clincher for me, I had a paisley shirt in the 60's. Where do I order my new shirt?

CantelloRocket 78

Captain,

if opposition players also dread the sight of Baggies shirts, we might be on to something....

Baggies345

'Through thick and thin' says it all!

Captain Mardon International

It could be the barcode revisited.

CantelloRocket 78

Captain,

if you look at the square in the shirt advert on Albion's site, they have a navy blue pinstripe, with very thin stripes either side-

I think it's most likely a piece of the new shirt......

simmo54

Here's hoping and praying that they continue to sponsor us in the Premier League for a few years to come.

CantelloRocket 78

Simmo,

alright my friend?

Well you know the Yanks - very positive, and very confident people.

I'm sure Intuit will say ' We have every belief that in association with these 'British Baggies' we'll go from strength to strength in the English Major League, season after season - Go West Brom!!!'-

exactly the same attitude as the average Albion fan.......lol ;-)

simmo54

Hello CR

My God where did that come from ............. LOL

capehill

Ok, Nice work the baggies, now for the conspiracy theorists amongst you, JPs Bought the majority of shares, so a USA Tour, A USA Sponsor, How about JP is doing a Deal with a Shrewd Yank, Like say Randy Lerner AAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGHHHHHH, ha ha Bully, Rocket and Co this will get em going. Them Albyuns have gone saft, LOL boing boing

capehill

Simmo good to have you back, how's things after your meltdown , lol, all things in perspective, chin up m8. boing boing

simmo54

Hello Capey

I am still peed off to tell the truth. Meltdown??? LOL I like to get things off my chest ... hope I didn't offend or upset anyone ... just sounding off.

I didn't re new my season ticket and thought that by now I would be contacting the Club ... sad thing is that I just can't find the enthusiasm to commit to a season ticket. Hopefully, as I pick my matches I will get the bug again and wished I had paid up front and saved on the individual match day price LOL

capehill

No worries, you didn't offend me whatsoever m8, everyone to their own, its what its all about. It does get to you at times , I know, I rant and rave too. It is just your passion coming through.

You'll get the bug, its never left ya! I just hope we get a good start, a couple of signings, that we can afford, and a thirty goal striker, not a lot to ask for, come on you baggies.

Woodman Corner Jake

Excellent sponsor.....reputable, high-tech company. Well-done the Board.

Kev in Mallorca

I hope it's 0-10, the most disappointing Brazilian team I've seen in 62 yrs and not just tonight,I've said it from the start of the competition, Shearer talks a load of parc,even Hanson was talking sense.

Adeu

capehill

I wonder how many teams in the greed league, will be found out like Brazil, I for 1 am delighted, that Luiz, and er Ramirez, bless em, know what its like to have it up em , unforgiving or what, boing boing

michael.w.smith.33671

LOL I was certain it was going to be Disney until I got to the main part of the text, what a disappointment.

capehill

Will I get a post on, will I get a post on,

Probably not, ooh

probably not, ooh,

germans just scored 7,Germans just got 7 ,

brazil got none, ooh, brazils got none, ooh

Mods can I get a post on, mods can I get a post on,

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Baggies got a sponsor, baggies got a sponsor

This is not offensive , this is not offensive

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The View From Baggy Bottom

Capey,

this is not offensive, this is not offensive,

Mods, let him keep a post on, mods, let him keep a post on.

Go on, ooh

Go on, ooh

TVFB♥B

The Real Bully Hoo.

Is the lad a genius

Is the lad a genius

Yes he is ooh

Yes he is ooh

He has us in stitches

He has us in stitches

Give him a chance E&S

Set him free ooh

Ronnie Allen

Can I start a discussion about our midfield? Everyone keeps saying we need strikers, and of course we do, and we need fullbacks, but what about our creativity in the middle of the park? Other than Dorrans, we have no creativity, so in my opinion we need to buy some creative midfield players. The midfield players we have are ok at best, so unless we can get a bloke who can go past people and make a game breaking pass, then I see more of what we had last season.

This of course means splashing the cash to get someone. I would like to get the opinion of others on this site who think we need to strengthen our midfield.

AndyH

Morning,

hope this post actually gets through....

no creativity.....Morrison picks as pass better than most 5 year olds pick their nose and he can also operate as a DM infornt of the back 4 (youtube Scotland 1 Croatia 0 twice last season)!! Brunts left foot is like a wand when he's played in the right position.......

we may need pace out wide and at least one striker....but no creativity.....

I disagree

AndyH

Matt M

Ronnie Allen

I disagree personally. I think the midfield is by far the strongest area of the squad. Mozza, Ses, Dorrans, Brunt have creativity, Mumumbu, Thorne, Yacob are solid. I would have thought with a limited budget that this area may be left alone. Debatable whether or not we need new wide players. I can see the club looking for Bosman and loans but have a feeling the club will smash the record for a top striker.

colindbaggie

A very good partnership between a solid well established global company, and a solid well established premier league football club.

And does anyone know when the statue of the three degrees is going up.

CantelloRocket 78

It seems we've been talking to Australian International Left-Back Jason Davidson, who's been playing in Portugal and Holland - he's 23, and yes, now out of contract.

How good is he? Well maybe an unknown quantity to many of us, but years ago you'd probably write an Australian player off, yet like many other nations these days, the standard of players from 'lesser rated' countries has improved dramatically, and this lad's apparently been watched by Sporting Lisbon, and Stuttgart of Germany-

talking of Germany, well.......

CantelloRocket 78

Davidson may not be a free agent after all, but it does look like he could be heading our way......

AndyH

Morning Rocket,

if he's liked most Australians that I've met....he'll have a great positive attitude that'll see him through. If he signs for us....it's another international player on the books and the last ozzies we had didn't do too badly in Van Blerk and Murphy.

Anyway, we could always sign those quality Brazilian full backs who cost a fortune and need massive wages.....I hear they're great...

oh...hang on a moment...7-1 you say...

maybe Davidson's one from the magic list and a better bet

hope you're okay mate

AndyH

The Real Bully Hoo.

I thought the same Andy, something about Aussies and Americans that they seem to have a great work ethic and are good team players.

Perhaps JVB can have a word and tell him what great fans w are.

Dizzymoth

It is a massive company over here in the USA. The sponsorship money is peanuts to them. It is a good move for The Baggies, could go well in the future.

Jack the Hat

Time to dust my stetson off and slap some leather, yeeeeee haaaaaa Gran'ma, time to shoot a few, drinks that is.

Intuit Quick~Books, one of a kind.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Jack the Hat

Intuit Quick~Books has cornered 85% of the " Small Buisiness " market.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Cyril

The best post I've ever done and it's gone missing.

Jack the Hat

Cyril,

I've had those many posts binned I believe E&D are trying for the Guinness book of records mate.L☺Ls.

I read early on the firm were called " Inuit " and thought we had been sent to play with the Polar-bears. Then some-one found the missing T.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Marc

Ronnie Allen

You're joking right.

We signed this bloke, you might of heard of him Mulumbu.

Bags of energy able to break up and create play. When he plays, we play.

Let's worry about the areas that do require strengthening first.

CantelloRocket 78

Marc,

'Ronnie Allen' keeps turning up to have 'digs' at some of us on here, and the other day he claimed to speak on behalf of 'everybody' - I mentioned that hardly anyone speaks to him, so it looks like he's now desperately pleading for people to chat with him.

It all seems a bit embarrassing when you have to resort to such things, but there you go......

The Real Bully Hoo.

Hi Marc.

As Rocket says, two words sum him up, 'attention seeker.'

The View From Baggy Bottom

Good sponsor, well done to all involved.

Just took a look at their logo, which is a green disc with white lower case letters, qb, followed by the word Quickbooks. If that is the design they use on the shirts it may go some way to explaining why we are going with a mostly white strip this year,(if that is the case). A green disc amongst broad blue and white stripes may loose some of its identity and advertising impact. Just a thought. I still can't believe that JP just fancied a change and thought we would be o.k. with it. There has to be another reason for changing our traditional strip and it must involve money and, or, compromise.

TVFB♥B

CantelloRocket 78

BB,

well I'm sure he said he wouldn't be buying the new shirt, but if it displays a 'QB' logo, ' Quinton Baggie ' might now change his mind.......lol!!

The Real Bully Hoo.

And don't forget the paisley sleeves. I believe paisley is still considered 'high fashion' in the Quinton area.

CantelloRocket 78

Bully,

well it was when I was going out with Janet of Quinton in 1976.......

Jack the Hat

The View From Baggy Bottom,

The broad navy stripes never dulled the " West Bromwich Building Society " trademark tree mate, in actual fact they enhanced it and also looked good on the red away strip of that time too.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

AndyH

Morning,

hope this post appears....I've given up trying on the Hutton thread (could be a good one).

New sponsor...good......hope the new shirt is as well but we'll see......

and if it is a million a year....that's great as well. With it being an American company....I also wonder if that means that JP is looking to sell and that maybe he's looking to an American buyer....either way it's positive news all the same.

regards

AndyH

do lallytap

We work with these and they are a cracking company to work with but a million quid is peanuts to them for Premiership worldwide coverage.

Anyone who has a business will know who these people are and their gateway for online/phone payments are a godsend for anyone who wants to take order payments over the phone without the scourge of huge Bank contract fees.

They are a progressive company and I for one are delighted Albion are with them and I am sure there will be many years business between us....and it's well away from Zoop and any betting site rubbish

WELL DONE !!

Lithium

Oh no last post dismissed for saying the ending of Zoopla was due to end at the end of season anyway and the Anelka incident really had no bearing on it, but its negative so we will print it...

Anyway, good new sponsor, cant wait till Friday to see it all come together :)

BitterBanter

Are you ready for the half time entertainment fellas.

JP will glide into the middle of the park, raise his arms to shoulder height, palms up, Mr Jenkins shall place 10 books on each palm, JP will then balance them, with aplomb I might add!

UTB