Knowle & Dorridge Cricket Club and John Shepherd Estate Agents sign record breaking partnership deal

16th Dec 2022
Richard Crathorne

Leading Birmingham Premier League side Knowle & Dorridge Cricket Club are proud to announce that they have secured a new sponsorship deal with long time partners, John Shepherd, for a ground-breaking 5 more years, the longest ever in the club’s history.

The long-established relationship between both parties continues to go from strength to strength, both experiencing bright futures and with ambitious plans on the horizon. The deal includes John Shepherd continuing as the main club sponsor, which will include main shirt and training wear, alongside offering exclusive products and services to club members. All of this combined will also allow Knowle & Dorridge Cricket Club to continue to invest in the club, its infrastructure, and its future.

John Shepherd has a long-standing relationship with the Knowle & Dorridge area and has an outstanding reputation for being one of the leading estate agents across the West Midlands, providing expert honest advice and excellent customer services.

Club Chair Ian Maddocks had this to say on the new extended partnership,

Our relationship with the team at John Shepherd has been long and fruitful. Members of the club have used the excellent services of John Shepherd for several years, and they have played an important role in supporting our ongoing development. This partnership has always been based on mutual trust and love for the Knowle & Dorridge area, two key things that still form the heart of this new sponsorship deal.

John Shepherd has grown significantly in the last few years, with acquisitions and mergers across the West Midlands. Likewise, the club has progressed with its development plan, growing our membership, and expanding our work with the local community.

“We both play an incredibly important role in supporting the people of Knowle, Dorridge and Solihull. This new partnership will allow us to continue to do so for more years to come

Richard Crathorne, CEO of John Shepherd commented further:

“John Shepherd have always supported local community clubs and sports teamsnone more so thaKnowle & Dorridge Cricket Club. By securing this new sponsorship deal we wanted to show both our continued commitment to the club and the people in the local area – to make a real impact for the local community.

“Knowle & Dorridge Cricket Club are a perfect fit in so many respects – our future visions are the same – we both want to grow and succeed and to be the best there is in our area. We both have always relished the opportunity to help younger people, be it through sport or starting their careers and the club’s junior membership of over 250 is a testament to the work the club do. The club’s outlook on inclusion and diversity, its relationship with the community, the promotion and success of its ladies’ team, alongside its charitable efforts, fits perfectly with the ethos and practice of our own business.”

I’m thrilled to be signing this new, long-term partnership and looking forward to an exciting future together.