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Mon 8 Sep 2014 11:03 AM

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Dubai real estate firm signs shirt deal with UK football club

Allsopp and Allsopp will be the new sponsor of Coventry City Football Club

Dubai real estate firm signs shirt deal with UK football club
Coventry City manager Steven Pressley, Carl Allsopp (Allsopp & Allsopp) and Tynan Scope (Coventry City)

Dubai real estate firm Allsopp and Allsopp has signed a
shirt sponsorship deal with English club Coventry City FC.

The League One side, who last weekend returned to their
home stadium Ricoh Arena for the first time since April 2013, signed a deal
with the property agency to sponsor the home shirt for the remainder of this
season. The company will also have first option for next season.

Based in Dubai, Allsopp and Allsopp also have a branch in
Coventry, the hometown of company directors Carl and Lewis Allsopp.

Carl Allsopp said the sponsorship is the next step in
developing the business in Coventry, which opened less than a year ago.

“I have been a Coventry City supporter all of my life –
the whole family follows the Sky Blues – so this a fantastic moment for us
personally but it has also been done as a hard-nosed business decision,” he
said.

Lewis and Carl, who were born and raised in Coventry,
established the estate agency in Dubai in 2008 and it is regarded one of the
most successful in the UAE.

Allsopp & Allsopp employs around 100 staff across two
offices in Dubai and has won a string of international awards.

As part of the deal, the company is also sponsoring
Coventry City’s under-18s side.

Coventry City owners moved their home games to
Northampton last season after a dispute with the stadium owners over rent.

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Brian B 5 years ago

Well done , great to Dubai companies going global!