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Proud sponsors of Alec Chamberlain's
Testimonial Gala Dinner


Club sponsor gives testimonial boost to veteran goalie Alec

25 January 2006

Club sponsor have agreed to be the official sponsor for Watford goalkeeper Alec Chamberlain’s Gala Testimonial Dinner next month.

The Gala Dinner takes place at the Watford Hilton on February 25, with former boss Graham Taylor among the confirmed speakers for the evening. is delighted to be sponsoring Alec’s Gala Dinner, and wish him every success,” said marketing director Andy Pelley.

"Alec personifies everything that's good about Watford Football Club - he is approachable, honourable, hard working, and never gives anything other than 100% for the cause whenever he steps out on to the pitch.

"As proud fans of Watford FC, we are delighted to be supporting one of the club's most popular players of all time, and we are all looking forward to joining Alec and his many friends for a fantastic night on February the 25th."

Alec said he was honoured to receive the support of such a high profile organisation.

“It’s a really generous gesture, which reflects the support and pro-active approach that have taken since coming on board as Watford club sponsors,” he said. “I hope that everyone involved with the company – and their guests – who come along to the Gala Dinner have a fantastic time.”

As well as Graham Taylor, the acclaimed after dinner speaker Garry Richardson will also be entertaining the audience on the night. Garry is well known as the voice of sport on Radio 4’s Today programme, for his popular Sportsweek programme on Radio 5 Live on Sunday mornings, and for his work as a reporter and presenter for BBC Sport.

Said Alec: “It promises to be a terrific night, and I’m delighted that Graham and Garry have confirmed they’ll be there. I’m really looking forward to it. It should be a great night.”

Tickets and sponsorship packages are available by contacting: or telephoning Nicki Hattingh on 07780 921969.

Spaces are limited so book early!

Ticket price £75 per guest inclusive of VAT

Written by Peter Jones, of the PR consultancy Red Alert Media.


Launched in June 1997 with just six members of staff, they soon became the UK’s fastest growing credit broker. In November 2000 they changed their name to and are now the UK’s leading credit broker. Over 400 staff work in their Head Office based in Croxley Business Park, Watford and their Preston office, which opened in April 2004.

They specialise in arranging and completing loans and offer a full and free loan sourcing and processing service for thousands of people throughout the UK. They pride themselves on taking the time to listen and providing each customer with a fast solution tailored to their individual needs.

Well respected within the industry as a licensed credit broker, trade under the Consumer Credit Act. They are also members of FISA (Finance Industry Standards Association) and CFB (Corporation of Finance Brokers). rapid growth gained them eligibility to enter The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and they were awarded 25th place in the 2006 prestigious listing. In 2004 as a smaller organisation, they had achieved 5th place in the 50 Best Small to Medium Sized Enterprises to Work For in the UK which is also published by The Sunday Times.

For the first time in 2006 the company was ranked as the 43rd best workplace in the ‘2006 Best Workplaces in the UK’ listing which is published in association with the Financial Times and the Great Place to Work Institute.

They have been identified by Fast Track for two consecutive years as one of the Fastest Growing UK companies in the Profit Track listings. In 2004 they were ranked 5th and later moved up the listing as in April 2005 they were placed 3rd. In addition, the credit broker was placed 42nd in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 for 2004 in recognition of sales growth.

The company was also recognised for their exceptional staff incentives and retention when they won first place in the ‘Business Excellence Through People’ category in the ‘Be Inspired Lancashire Business Awards 2005’. have adopted Digger the fast, friendly, eager and straightforward dog as their mascot and branding device to reflect the qualities they represent. are also proud to be club and shirt sponsors of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club, Official club sponsors for Watford Football Club and match ball sponsors for Chelsea FC.

In August 2005, MBNA Europe, subsidiary of MBNA and recognised leader in affinity marketing, acquired and now operates the business as a subsidiary. The promising partnership creates an exciting future for the company and continued growth and success.

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