WITHIN a week of his appointment as Wealdstone FC's commercial manager, Dennis Byatt has pulled off a major coup for the club by landing them a significant new sponsorship deal for next season.
Stones have signed a one year agreement, with the option of a second year to follow, with Ruislip electrical contractors West One Services, who will become the club's new kit sponsors.
The deal was clinched this week following a series of negotiations between Byatt and West One company director Ron Barnes, who Byatt has known for many years.
Stones' commercial manager declined to reveal how much the deal is worth but he did say: "It's a very good deal for both sides, we're very happy with it, and pleased to get somebody local to Ruislip and the surrounding area on board."
He added: "I'm very pleased to have got someone so early. It's a great help to the club, and we can now move forward."
Byatt was made club commercial manager after being made redundant from his previous job.
He said: "I was speaking to the club about the end of season dinner and noted that they didn't have anyone on the commercial side.
"I asked if there was an opportunity to come back to the club and do what I could and, after a couple of weeks, we tied down a deal which is beneficial to both of us."
With a regular cash inflow imperative if the club is to make their move to Grosvenor Vale a success, Byatt's post is regarded as hugely important and, following the clinching of the West One Services deal, he will now turn his attention to additional revenue raising opportunities.
He said: "It's a very good start but I'm not going to rest on my laurels. Hopefully there will be much more to come."
In announcing the new deal, Byatt also thanked former club director Roger Slater, whose CAMS security camera company have provided kit sponsorship for the past two seasons.