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Smith Recycling Wastes No Time Signing New Sponsorship Deal With MK Lightning

With preparations for their switch to ice hockey’s top tier now well underway, the Milton Keynes Lightning are delighted to announce that their principal sponsor – Smith Recycling MK – will remain the club’s title sponsor for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

The company joined Lightning for the 2015-16 season, extending their agreement into the season just ended – a campaign which saw MKL scoop both the EPL Cup and the Play Off Championship titles.

Smith Recycling (MK) Ltd – known locally as Smith Skips – provide affordable skip hire and waste management solutions for domestic and commercial clients throughout Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. They maintain a range of long-term hire contracts with national construction companies, local authorities and commercial companies.  The company does everything from advising on road permits and recycling solutions to customer requirements, to providing a next day service if needed – and their vehicles have a very visible presence on the roads of Milton Keynes.

And now, with Lightning leaving the English Premier League as its most successful team ever, with no fewer than nine trophies, MKL are delighted that the agreement has been extended again – meaning the now familiar Smith name, logo and colours will remain with them as they compete in the Elite League from September.  The increased geographical spread of teams in the Elite League means the Smith logo will be seen as far away as Belfast, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Cardiff, giving the company’s brand even wider exposure.

John Banks, Commercial Director for Smith Recycling, said,

“Smith Recycling is delighted to be partnering with Milton Keynes Lightning for another two seasons. After their success in winning two major trophies last season we had no hesitation in extending our backing of one of MK’s most successful sporting clubs.

“Involvement in the local community is very important to both Smith MK as well as to the Lightning – and that common ground was a very important factor in this decision. We are thrilled to remain the MK Lightning’s title sponsor as they take this landmark step up into the Elite League and excited about the club’s future in the top tier of the sport.”

Commercial Manager, Sarah Jane Smyth:

“We couldn’t be happier that our players will continue to wear the Smith Recycling colours and name as we head into the Elite League.  Their backing contributed directly to our success on the ice and the increased publicity that our success generated has given the Smith name even wider exposure.

“We’re absolutely delighted that they’ve given us their vote of confidence for our first season in the Elite League by extending their backing, and we look forward to working with them, on and off the ice.”

Having just met with the owners of Smiths, Graham commented,

“It was great to meet with the Theresa and John from Smiths we thank them for their continued support and look forward to building a lasting relationship”.

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