Wasps secure sponsorship with Scutum Group

An innovate and highly technical security systems and service provider, the Scutum Group has committed to a three-year sponsorship agreement as Wasps’ Official Security Technology Partner.

With over 25 years’ experience, the Scutum Group is a leading industrial player in the field of safety and security employing more than 1500 people with a turnover in excess of €150m.

The Scutum Group operate in the UK, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, with their head offices in Paris, France. The acquisition of Orion Security Solutions in 2015 allowed Scutum to expand into the UK market and since then, the group has acquired four further security companies in addition to an Alarm Receiving Centre, providing a one stop shop for its UK partners.

The new partnership with Wasps sees Scutum and its subsidiary companies become the sole supplier of physical security and fire prevention products at the Ricoh Arena.

As part of the new relationship, Scutum has also secured contractual rights to in-stadium branding and sleeve sponsorship of Wasps’ home and away shirts. 

The 150th anniversary shirt, to be worn during the 2017/18 season, will be unveiled by Wasps’ squad on Tuesday 22 August before going on sale the following day at Wasps pre-season friendly against Connacht, at the Ricoh Arena.

Wasps’ Group CEO Nick Eastwood said: “The safety and security of our staff, supporters, partners and visitors to the Ricoh Arena has always been and will continue to be our priority. We already have robust security measures in place, but we look forward to working with Scutum International as a global leader in safety and risk management to enhance provisions still further, in particular with regard to our IT infrastructure.

“Over 25 years, Scutum has developed a wide range of expertise that enables it to address clients’ needs in many sectors and this will be beneficial to Wasps as an evolving professional rugby club and to the Ricoh Arena as a multi-purpose venue that hosts concerts, events and exhibitions 365 days of the year.”

Franck Namy, Chairman of the Scutum Group, said: “We are excited about working with Wasps and our partnership has two significant synergies. Firstly, as a proud sponsor of an innovative, elite rugby club who are driven by the desire to succeed on the pitch and to be a venue of choice for family-friendly entertainment off the field.

“Secondly, as a supplier of security and fire prevention products to the Ricoh Arena and the wider Wasps family to ensure the continuation of a safe and secure environment to operate within. 

“We have enjoyed a successful sponsorship of Racing 92 in the Top 14 and are excited to be able to extend our support to Wasps in the Aviva Premiership.”

Scutum joins Wasps partner family which includes: Land Rover, DellEMC, DS Smith, Under Armour, Matrix, EQ Nutrition, Purity, Majestic Wine and Heineken.

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For further information, please contact:
 
Wasps
Melissa Platt
E: Melissa.platt@wasps.co.uk

 
Scutum UK
Sasha Miller
E: sasha@scutum.uk.com
 
 
Notes to editor
 
Wasps is a professional rugby union team which plays in the Aviva Premiership, European Rugby Champions Cup and Anglo Welsh Cup. Wasps has been crowned European Champions twice, English Champions six times and Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Champions twice. 

For more information about Wasps and our partners visit http://www.wasps.co.uk/your-club/club-partners
 
The Ricoh Arena is an award-winning venue which has a mix of state-of the-art conference, banqueting, exhibition, DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, casino, music and sports facilities. Visited by over 1.2million people each year, it is a firm favourite in the UK for music promoters as well as business and sports event organisers. The facilities include:
 
•   32,600 seat stadium 
•   A 121 room hotel
•   One of the UK’s largest casinos
•   20,000 sqm of conference and exhibition hall
•   2 restaurants
•   2,000 onsite car parking bays
 
For more information, please visit www.ricoharena.com
  
Scutum International
Scutum are one of the largest independent security companies in Europe with over 1400 employees and turn-over in excess of €150m. Scutum design, install and maintain security and fire protection systems and own and operate Digital Receiving Centres throughout Europe. 

Scutum provide a professional, compliant, highly skilled and regulated service designed to protect you, your business and your family. We deliver technically advanced security on time, on budget and with security and risk architecture built in.

For more information please visit - www.scutum.uk.com