MK Dons can today announce their latest Club partnership with Milton Keynes based Smith Construction Group.
The partnership enables the company, which is the largest earthworks and civil engineering contractor in the city, to not only support the Club as they move into the new season but in particular sponsor the Academy and invest in local football development.
Ian Smith, Group Managing Director says, “All business is about partnerships but this is more than business for us. We hope very much that as a Club partner we can help push the Dons on to greater and greater success.
“What’s good for the Club is good for the city, what’s good for the city is good for Smith Construction Group. For all that, we’re fans and a number of us go to the games regularly. We want to be involved and we want to win.
“As employers it actually gives us great pride to take young people into the business, teach them useful skills and watch them grow into confident, productive individuals - and that’s what the academy is for too. You could say that a strong academy is all about “sustainable development,” which in our world is something which we are passionate about.”
Smith Construction was founded in 1994 as a family business by Managing Director Ian Smith who was born and bred in Milton Keynes. Following steady growth, the company is now a multi-faceted organisation with a turnover in excess of £12 million and includes Smith Recycling and Smith Skips within the organisation's portfolio of services.
One of Smith Construction’s most recent projects saw them work on the Eastern Expansion of Milton Keynes which involves major earthworks and infrastructure, to enable the construction of 2500 homes, schools and amenities. Unrivalled local knowledge and a rich supply of expertise is a powerful combination for success in this industry.
James Parkinson, Head of Partnerships at MK Dons added: “The partnership with Smith Construction will leave a legacy. Not only were they involved with the construction of stadiummk, but now they are supporting the next generation of footballers in this city.”