Leeds Rhinos have agreed a major new partnership with Extentia Group
Leeds Rhinos have been given a huge boost with a new partnership agreement with the Yorkshire-based Extentia Group.
The brain child of local Leeds entrepreneurs Steve Parkin and Andy Kendall-Jones, Extentia Group has recently re-branded following its acquisitions of Styles and Wood Group plc and Southerns Limited in March of this year.
Extentia Group, led by CEO Tony Lenehan, has 11 specialist sub brands and its Leeds based businesses Southerns and Space Invader are both involved in the fit out and design of the new Headingley Stadium. Extentia Group has a unique, industry leading property services proposition covering the full spectrum of the built environment, employing over 700 talented specialists operating from locations across the UK and Ireland and with turnover this financial year forecasted to be circa £240M.
As part of the sponsorship, the east stand will be re-named the Extentia stand and the café bar will have a new look for 2019 season.
Commenting on the partnership, Leeds Rhinos commercial director Rob Oates said, “We are delighted to welcome the Extentia Group to our family of partners at Emerald Headingley. The Southerns brand is a fantastic match for the Rhinos given that they started in Bramley and are now part of Extentia Group, a global business that leads the way in its field.”
Andrew Kendall-Jones and Steve Parkin commented, ”This is an exciting time to be involved with Leeds Rhinos as we see Emerald Headingley Stadium transformed with a huge investment by the Rhinos and their partners at the Yorkshire County Cricket Club. We are proud of our roots here in Leeds, just like the Rhinos, who do so much for their local community through the work of the Leeds Rhinos foundation. We are looking forward to bringing our guests to the incredible new facilities and enjoying the unique Rhinos match night atmosphere and hospitality.
Steve is known to the business community for building Clipper Logistics plc, from one van to a global logistics business, starting in Leeds. Andrew Kendall-Jones started the Southerns group from his Bramley home 20 years ago.