Bruton Knowles has extended its sponsorship of newly promoted Forest Green Rovers – and striker Christian Doidge - into the 2017/18 season.
Angus Taylor, head of commercial at the firm’s Gloucester office, said Forest Green Rovers’ promotion to the Football League underlined the Nailsworth-based team’s need for a brand new stadium and improved facilities.
“We are really proud not just of the team but also the immense ambition behind its success. Dale Vince has set his sights high but has shown with great determination that if you don’t at first succeed, try try and try again.
“Forest Green’s promotion to the football League will add impetus to Ecotricity’s hugely ambitious plans for their new stadium, and supports their case for improvements both on and off the pitch.
“The team’s achievement will provide a welcome boost to Ecotricity’s vision of a Gateway to Stroud incorporating an Eco Park Green Technology Hub, road improvements to the A419 from J13 of the M5 and a new all-wood stadium for Forest Green Rovers.”
Ecotricity has applied to Stroud District Council for outline planning permission for the development and has high hopes this will be granted.
Mr Taylor said: “If approved, the plans could be a game changer not just for Forest Green and Nailsworth but for the whole of Gloucestershire.
“We are absolutely delighted for the team and the club and are right behind their vision of operating a local football team on a national stage without compromising their environmental credentials.