We are pleased to announce that Microlise will be sponsoring Ilkeston Town Football Club for the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 seasons.

With the sponsorship from Microlise and their business partners, the deal is a six-figure fee which is arguably the biggest in non-league football.

Following successive promotions, the club topped its string of successes by being crowned champions of the Northern Premier League Division One Midlands in 2021/2022.

Promotion sees a well-deserved move to the Southern Football League Premier Division for season 2022-23.

Since their purchase of the club in October 2019, owners David Hilton and Andrew Nally have started to upgrade the team’s home ground, the newly-named Microlise New Manor Ground, with the installation of a state-of-the-art 4G pitch, an updated technical area and refreshed changing rooms, making the stadium one of the best in non-league football.

Ilkeston Town FC have remained closely integrated within the local community since the club formed. Matchday crowds often exceeded 2,000 spectators and the club is proud to boast over 500 junior members.

The club is a place where families can come and enjoy a safe, affordable and fun-filled environment, making Ilkeston Town FC the largest community asset in the area.

Ilkeston Town operations manager Mark Frost visited the 2022 Microlise Transport Conference this May.

He said: “We’d like to say a massive thank you to Microlise for their support

“Their sponsorship marks an exciting start to the new season as the club keeps going from strength to strength with the help of our players and supporters. It’s one of the biggest sponsorship deals throughout all of non-league football, allowing the club to continue to grow and we are all excited for the future.

Paul Jurevicius, Microlise’s business development director, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring Ilkeston Town FC. The sponsorship deal reflects Microlise’s strong ethos of community support and builds on our previous sponsorship deals with other clubs in the local area.

“We wish the team every success in their matches over the coming 2022-23 season and are looking forward to seeing the players in action.”

Ilkeston Town currently have other sponsorship opportunities available.   Contact the club for more details by phoning 0115 9300 386 or e-mailing enquiries@ilkestontownfc.co.uk.

About Microlise

Microlise have been a proud corporate supporter of the transport charity Transaid since 2015 and play host to an active and lively Community Engagement group, which encourages business-wide support for good causes and our local communities in surrounding areas.

The core focus of their business – ‘Enabling a Safe, Efficient and Responsible Connected World’ –  sums up how they progress their sustainability agenda, with everyone across the business playing an active role.

This includes supporting local orphanages in India through their local headquarters in Pune, providing sports kits to local clubs, donating books and resources to primary schools and helping to supply local foodbanks in and around Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

A privately-owned business based in Nottingham in the UK, Microlise invests significantly in research and development annually to ensure its solutions continue to be underpinned by market-leading technology. Microlise helps its customers to save more than £210m each year in fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions by hundreds of thousands of metric tonnes.

Microlise technology helps its customers reduce costs and the environmental impact of their fleet operations. This is achieved by maximising vehicle utilisation, increasing operational efficiency and improving economy and safety, whilst helping to deliver the very best customer experience by providing real-time visibility of the fleet against schedule.