Banbury Plant Hire give huge boost to Puritans

Banbury United have received a huge boost ahead of their move into the Vanarama National League North.

Banbury United ambassador Mark Allitt and commercial liaison assistant Warren Bartlett present Owen Wise and Nathan Matthews of Banbury Plant & Skip Hire with a picture of last season's Southern League champions
Banbury United ambassador Mark Allitt and commercial liaison assistant Warren Bartlett present Owen Wise and Nathan Matthews of Banbury Plant & Skip Hire with a picture of last season's Southern League champions

The club confirmed this week that Banbury Plant & Skip Hire have increased their sponsorship as the Puritans move up to the higher level.

The company have been big supporters of the club and have naming rights over their stadium.

But now they are upping their sponsorship after a memorable Southern League Premier Central title-winning campaign in 2021/22.

Puritans ambassador and commercial liaison officer Mark Allitt said; “I’m absolutely delighted that Banbury Plant Hire are backing us even more now we’ve secured promotion.

“Nathan Matthews has been in talks since the new year regarding enhancements if we secured promotion and all parties are really pleased we’ve made it!

“The backing that we have received from Banbury Plant Hire is one of the main reasons the club has been able to establish itself since we became supporter-owned.

I cannot thank Nigel, Nathan, Owen and all the team at Banbury Plant Hire enough for the continued encouragement and support over the past few years – they’re a big part of our success.”

Banbury Plant Hire director Nathan Matthews added: “I’m so pleased that Banbury United secured promotion last season and will be moving into an exciting new era.

“A lot of hard work has gone into this and it was important for us to keep supporting the club.

“We want the club to establish itself at the next level and continue on the steep upward curve of success.

“Not only did the club achieve promotion but it was on national television in the FA Cup so it was brilliant for us to be associated and involved. We wish the club the greatest success at Step 2 and hope Andy (manager Whing) and the lads can do us all proud.”

And Puritans chairman Ronnie Johnson said: “This is brilliant news for the football club.

“Nathan and everyone at Banbury Plant Hire have been magnificent in their support to us since 2016. Their generosity is wonderful and I’m delighted to keep working with them to bring success to the football club.”

Banbury’s preparations for the new season continued with a 3-1 win over Coalville Town at the weekend thanks to two goals from Morgan Roberts and one from Jay Williams.

The Puritans host North Leigh in their next pre-season friendly on Saturday.