Gloucester Rugby’s chief commercial officer, Adam Benson, said: “The pet industry has shown tremendous growth over the last twenty years and this agreement shows just how dynamic this market sector is. We’re a very dog friendly club.
“Lots of members of the playing department, as well as the staff at Kingsholm, are proud dog owners. This partnership is a perfect fit for Gloucester Rugby and we’re looking forward to working with the team at Skinner’s on some really exciting projects.”
William Delamore, sales and marketing director for Skinner’s Pet Foods added: “We are delighted to become a partner of Gloucester Rugby. I spend every Sunday morning during the season watching my son play junior rugby, many of the people I meet have dogs, enjoy the countryside and outdoor pursuits. This is a perfect fit for us to build our brand and support a sport we love.”
He continued: “By partnering with Gloucester Rugby, we can engage further with our audience of existing and prospective customers. The rugby community and values mirror Skinner’s philosophy of teamwork, respect and passion for what we do. We are looking forward to a long and productive relationship with Gloucester Rugby.”
Skinner’s Field & Trial range is currently stocked in over 2,000 independent pet stores, country stores and most online retailers. The range, which is available in 2.5kg bags and 15kg bags consists of 19 different diets, varies from puppy to adult and has a broad spectrum of nutrition suitable for working or pet dogs.