Aberdeen Football Club today announced that Team Recruitment (Aberdeen) Ltd is the new club sponsor in a record breaking deal that will see the North East based company's logo on the Dons kit for the next two seasons.

Also revealed, and modelled by first team players Stuart Duff and Lee Mair, are the new home and away strips that the team will wear in the new season, incorporating the latest Nike styles and materials.

Commenting on the deal, Pittodrie Managing Director Duncan Fraser said, "We are absolutely delighted to have secured this partnership with Team Recruitment, a company that has supported many club initiatives over the years. Team is an ambitious local business that sees the many benefits that such an association can bring to both parties and the fact that it complements our 'Your City, Your Team' marketing campaign so well, and launched by two local lads, is obviously an added bonus.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jim Geddie and Apex Tubulars for their fabulous support over the past two years, which has been very much appreciated."

Team Recruitment Chairman Terry Allan explained the rationale behind the move, "We've been involved with the Club for many years as corporate clients and box holders and this was something that was always on the radar, both from an emotional and commercial perspective. Our organisation underwent a major restructure a couple of years ago and since then, we have been working with this in mind.

Stuart Duff, George Allan, Cheryl Donaldson, Lee Mair

"From a development perspective, Team is at the stage where the club sponsorship with AFC makes perfect business sense and will undoubtedly increase our profile considerably. I have no doubts whatsoever this will be a mutually beneficial relationship for all parties and everyone at Team can't wait for the new season to get underway."

Team Recruitment was represented at the official launch by Managing Director George Allan and GroupFinancial Director Cheryl Donaldson, who shared the top table with Duncan Fraser.

From today, supporters can pre-order the new AFC home kit, which will be exclusively sold via official AFC outlets and available from Tuesday 1st July. The away kit will be in the shops from Tuesday 5th August.

RedTV subscribers can watch today's press conference and an interview with AFC Managing Director Duncan Fraser by clicking here.

RedTV subscribers can also listen to an interview with Team Recruitment Managing Director, George Allan, as well as interviews with Stuart Duff and Lee Mair.

To listen to an interview with George Allan click here.

To listen to Stuart Duff's thoughts on the new kit click here.

To listen an interview with Lee Mair click here.


Background Info :

Team Recruitment (Aberdeen) Ltd

Team Recruitment (Aberdeen) Ltd was established in 1997 by Terry Allan following the acquisition of ABC Recruitment. Since inception senior management have focused on developing an integrated recruitment package and have since developed various divisions of the business.

On commencement of operation in 1997 the company's initial service offering was somewhat limited and included Commercial, Engineering and Trades recruitment services. The management has since developed an Offshore and Overseas division and has established a proven track record in delivering onshore and offshore services in various regions of Europe, USA, Canada, Middle East, Asia and Africa.

George Allan joined Team Recruitment in 1997 as Managing Director following the acquisition/divestiture of the onshore and offshore trade divisions of Dietsmann Morgan Moore. George has over 30 years industry experience and together with Cheryl Donaldson has been integral to the development and growth of the company. Following this rapid growth and the success of other businesses in the Group, in 2001 Cheryl Donaldson became Group Financial Director.

In 2000 Team Recruitment relocated to a flagship office at 506-508 Union Street, Aberdeen, which enabled the company to add a Construction division to its service offering and further cement its presence in the onshore market. The company currently employs in excess of 300 personnel internationally, both onshore and offshore.

Team has established strong relationships with key clients ranging from small privately owned companies to International Oil Companies (IOC's).

Team Recruitment prides itself on delivering a first class service to its clients and has the ability and expertise to manage large multi-million pound projects while remaining flexible enough to respond to client needs instantly.