Leading Scottish law firm Harper Macleod has significantly extended its existing sponsorship deal with Glasgow Warriors, after agreeing to sponsor the West Stand at Scotstoun Stadium.
Launched by Warriors star Ruaridh Jackson ahead of Saturday's first home game of the season against the Ospreys the deal will see the stand renamed as the Harper Macleod West Stand for the inaugural Guiness PRO14 campaign.
Having sponsored the Harper Macleod Club Deck – the venue for the club's matchday hospitality experience – since January 2015, the new stand will also provide the firm with prominent exposure to supporters and TV audiences, with the firm's logo and branding adorning the roof and signage of the stand.
Harper Macleod Chief Executive Martin Darroch with Warriors and Scotland star Ruaridh Jackson
The firm, which provides commercial and personal legal services throughout Scotland, has also enjoyed successful interaction with supporters, running a number of competitions for both Season-Ticket Members and the wider Warriors fanbase during their association with the club.
Harper Macleod is the first company to sponsor a stand at Scotstoun Stadium.
Glasgow Warriors Managing Director Nathan Bombrys said: “We are thrilled that Harper Macleod has chosen to expand its association with the club by becoming our first stand sponsor.
"I think it says a lot for what Glasgow Warriors represents that such a prestigious firm - and an existing, valued member of our sponsor family – is prepared to share our ambitions in this way.
"As well as being leaders in their field, Harper Macleod has been an enthusiastic, active supporter of the club and we're proud to have them as such a visible part of the Warriors' identity."
Martin Darroch, Chief Executive of Harper Macleod, said: "We are delighted to extend our support of Glasgow Warriors by taking the naming rights to the Harper Macleod West Stand. The club's fantastic attendance figures are a testament to the Warriors' profile in Scottish sport and our association has been a tremendous success so far, with a great rapport built up with the club's supporters.
"When we first joined forces we highlighted the drive, growth and winning culture which we shared with the club, and that's why the partnership has been so fruitful for both parties. The Harper Macleod West Stand is a part of the stadium I'm very familiar with having had family season tickets there for a number of years, and I'm looking forward to seeing all of the Warriors' big names drive the team to even greater success this season."
The Warriors sold out every game at Scotstoun Stadium last season, breaking the 100,000 spectator mark in the process.
As well as being one of the country's leading law firms in both the commercial and personal legal services market, Harper Macleod is renowned as Scotland's leading sports law practice and has a long history of sporting involvement.
The firm is currently Legal Advisers to the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and previously carried out the same role for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Harper Macleod also supports Scottish wheelchair racer and double World Champion Sammi Kinghorn.