The shirt sponsorship, effective from Season 2014/2015, will see the Investec brand feature on the Widnes Football Club shirts in all competitive matches.
Listed on both the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Investec is an international specialist bank and asset manager that provides a diverse range of financial products and services to a select client base in three principal markets, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia as well as Botswana, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Canada, Ireland, Jersey, Mauritius, Taiwan, Namibia and Switzerland.
David Day, Chairman, Widnes Football Club, said: "We are delighted to have Investec as our new Club sponsor and partner. Investec is a well-respected international specialist bank and asset Management Company and we shall be working with them to grow the club and their work at grass roots level.
Carl Cross, Senior Investment Director said “Investec Wealth & Investment is delighted to be associated with Widnes Football Club through our sponsorship of the club shirts for the 2014/15 season. Investec has a long tradition of supporting local and national sporting initiatives and has a strong commitment to grassroots sport in particular. We wish the club all the very best in the season ahead.”
Widnes’s secretary Bill Morley says the new shirt sponsorship is proof of the club's "substantial progress off the field".
"We're working very hard to establish the club at this level, "Having a strong commercial partnership portfolio is very important to the club, attracting a blue chip brand to be partners with the football club allows us to grow our commercial revenues”