A sparkling new business partnership has been announced by Huddersfield Town.
The club has linked up with Standard Fireworks to work on a schools initiative which will take the safety message to schools in the run-up to Bonfire Night.
Standard Fireworks was established in 1891 and still has its UK sales, marketing, warehousing and distribution base at Crosland Hill, Huddersfield.
Town commercial director Sean Jarvis and commercial events executive Katie Barraclough visited the firm to meet Standard Fireworks’ Austin Brown and Diane Downs to sign the new deal.
Mr Jarvis said: “We’re delighted to sign this new partnership agreement with an industry-leading brand in Standard Fireworks. Standard Fireworks has seen all the work the club is doing in the community and wants to join us in making a difference ahead of Bonfire Night, which is obviously an exciting yet challenging day in their calendar.
“Together, we’re going to utilise our excellent links within local schools through our flourishing Schools Partnership scheme to raise awareness of firework and Bonfire Night safety in the run-up to November 5.”
Standard Fireworks was bought by Black Cat Fireworks in 1998, but is still based at its 100-plus acre site at Crosland Hill, where it moved to in 1910.
Austin Brown, general manager of Standard Fireworks. said: ““We are really pleased and excited about the opportunity to have this partnership with Huddersfield Town.
“For more than 100 years, we have both played a key part in the Huddersfield community, bringing lots of entertainment and excitement to both the pitch and the skies above. We are now looking forward to working with the team at Huddersfield Town to further our work and contribution within the local community and helping support the club to become Yorkshire’s number one.”