Pre-Season Partnerships Update

Thursday 4th April 2024

Kent Cricket

Pre-Season Partnerships Update

With the 2024 season almost upon us, Director of Partnerships, Andy Griffiths, has news to share from around the Club:

MADE AV Harris Suite

I’m delighted to welcome MADE AV, specialists in Audio/Visual solutions for high-end hospitality, corporate and commercial environments, luxury hotels and exclusive venues, as the new title sponsor of the MADE AV Harris Suite, our premier matchday hospitality offering.

MADE AV are committed to transforming spaces into immersive experiences through pioneering audio/visual systems, and together we have installed brand new Smart TVs, a new audio system, including a full range of pro ceiling speakers, new Class D Dante Amplifiers, upgraded wireless microphones and a digital wall control plate for source selection and volume, in the MADE AV Harris Suite for our hospitality guests to enjoy.

Ashley Bond, Director at MADE AV said: “We are thrilled to partner with Kent Cricket as the title sponsor of the MADE AV Harris Suite.

“Our mission aligns perfectly with Kent Cricket’s commitment to providing an exceptional guest experience.  The new audio/visual system in the Harris Suite will undoubtedly elevate the matchday experience for guests, offering an immersive and luxurious environment.

We believe our partnership with Kent Cricket goes beyond the Harris Suite. Kent has a rich cricketing heritage and a passionate fanbase. We see an opportunity to contribute to that legacy by providing innovative AV solutions that can enhance the cricket experience not just for VIP guests, but potentially across the entire stadium in the future.”

Whether you’re hosting clients or seeking entertainment for yourself, Kent Cricket offers enhanced matchday experiences across Vitality Blast, Metro Bank One Day Cup, Vitality County Championship and international matches. If you’re interested in matchday hospitality options for the 2024 season, please contact us.

Eurotunnel becomes a Kent Cricket Community partner on its 30th anniversary

As I’ve mentioned briefly in my Partnerships Spring Update, I’m really excited that Kent Cricket is working with ‘Le Shuttle’ in 2024, on the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Eurotunnel service from Kent to France.

We’re building on our existing partnership to incorporate more work in community cricket – our Community partners help us deliver cricket sessions in both schools and the wider community, and we’re thankful for Eurotunnel’s support in 2024.

Natalie Benville, Regional Affairs Manager at Eurotunnel, said:  “We’re delighted to extend our support of Kent Cricket for another season as Community Partner.

“Community engagement is fundamental to Eurotunnel’s ethos, so we couldn’t think of a more appropriate partnership. We are excited to get started and align our aims to promote positive community engagement in Kent.”

Principal & Elite Partners wish us luck for the season

 As we get ready to open our campaign for 2024, I’d also like to share some well-wishes from some of our Principal & Elite partners:

Jonathan Neame, CEO at Shepherd Neame, said: “We’d like to extend the best of luck and warmest of wishes to everyone associated with Kent Cricket going into the new season.

“We have been proud to be part of the Kent Cricket family for many years now and we’re excited to be involved with Kent Cricket for another season, especially during the Vitality Blast with our Spitfire branding adorning the Kent Spitfires’ shirts.”

Jamie Smith, Managing Director at Black Opal Travel Group said: “We’re really looking forward to seeing Kent’s Vitality County Championship side in action the Summer, proudly wearing our logo on their shirts.

“We wish the whole team, including our sponsored player Zak Crawley, the very best of luck for 2024.”

Mike Darling, Director at WW Martin said: “It won’t be long until the Summer holidays are upon us and the Kent Spitfires will be wearing their sky blue one-day colours in the Metro Bank One Day Cup, sponsored by WW Martin!

“We hope that as many families as possible enjoy one-day cricket in July & August this year. Come on Kent!”

Alastair Bayliss, Managing Director at Bayliss Executive Travel, said: “We’re looking forward to driving the Kent team across the country for their away matches.

“We wish Kent Cricket all the success in 2024!”

Make sure you’re here for the all-action Vitality Blast in June and July

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