Dribuild, a leading UK construction company with offices in Cardiff, is the latest business to become a premium partner of Ospreys Rugby.
As part of the new relationship, the Dribuild logo will feature on the senior team replacement player bibs and bench jackets.
Founded in 2008 in the Bristol area, Dribuild now has an impressive turnover of over £31m with offices and projects across the UK.
Ospreys legend Lee Byrne, who scored 27 tries in 92 matches for the region between 2006 and 2011, is part of the Dribuild team at their Cardiff office, holding the position of Project Development Manager.
Huw Warren, Head of Commercial at the Ospreys, welcomed Dribuild to the Ospreys commercial family:
“It gives me enormous pleasure to be able to confirm this new relationship with a successful and ambitious business that has a strong presence in South Wales, and close ties to this region.
“Our two businesses share a similar outlook and approach because we are both committed to making a difference to our local communities. We look forward to this being a long and successful partnership and to working closely with Lee Byrne, someone well known to all Ospreys supporters.”
Dribuild’s strong local community programme is focussed on supporting local people and organisations, both financially and from a promotional aspect, especially those with local sporting links. These include cycling amateurs, boxers, and football and rugby teams.
Dribuild has also been headline sponsor of the Bristol Evening Post’s Sports Awards. Ex-Lions and Wales full back Byrne has helped the company connect with a number of community rugby clubs where he has delivered training sessions for young players.
With an office in Cardiff and large projects underway across the South Wales area, Dribuild’s presence in the area is growing at a rapid rate so it made sense for the business to partner with the Ospreys, Wales’ most successful region on and off the field.
Dribuild’s Managing Director, Matt Tyler said:
“We are proud that we take an interest in wider social issues that have no direct impact on our profit margin. Given our active support to sporting organisations and the communities in which we work, as well as with Lee Byrne’s involvement in the game, this sponsorship makes sense for both of our organisations, with a mirrored passion for the community”