In this exciting announcement, Kensa Heat Pumps has joined forces with Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club to take climate action. Now an Official Supporter of the Chiefs, the Kensa Heat Pumps name will appear on the back of the men’s home kit for the 21/22 Premiership season.
‘A comparable South West success story’
It makes sense for both South West brands to team up. Headquartered in Cornwall, and with offices just minutes from Sandy Park in Exeter, Kensa’s story isn’t so far removed from the Chief’s rise to the ‘top spot’.
The partnership is said to reflect the success stories of both the Chiefs and Kensa. The Chiefs have a settled structure and can attract the very best players; while as the South West’s largest low-carbon heating employer, Kensa provides a home for exceptional talent. In fact, heat pumps will play a vital role in helping the UK to reach a net-zero carbon future for 2050.
Stephanie Gregory, Marketing Director at Kensa Heat Pumps, says:
We are immensely proud to be supporters of Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club. As avid fans, and with a comparable South West success story, it has been a long-held ambition for Kensa to strengthen the relationship. Following unprecedented demand for heat pumps, we are now in the exciting position to officially support the Chiefs. With Kensa meaning ‘first’ in Cornish, it is poetic that the two organisations are united in an ambition to remain as champions in their respective fields.
Speaking of dealing with testing times, Stephanie adds:
In what has been a particularly trying time for all, sport has continued to provide a welcome dose of normality. We are privileged to be able to extend our support to the Chiefs and the sporting community, as we emerge from the grips of one crisis and re-set our sights on tackling the climate crisis. We wish the Chiefs luck in defending their titles this season, and look forward to sharing their journey in 21/22.
Rising to the top: Kensa & the Chiefs
Looking at the simultaneous success of Kensa and the Chiefs, Simon Lomax, CEO of the Kensa Group, says:
We are delighted to be sponsoring the Exeter Chiefs. They are hugely respected for the manner of their progression to the top of the game. In many ways, the rise of the Chiefs has mirrored Kensa’s own growth over the past 20 years and goes to show that there is always a reward for a smart strategy, hard work, integrity and ingenuity – traits we like to think we share with the Chiefs. We look forward to partnering with them on what we are sure will be a highly successful season.
Kensa’s sponsorship is announced as the Exeter Chiefs are looking to retain their hard-won titles both in the domestic 2020/21 Premiership and European Champions Cup.
Joining forces to tackle climate change
The sponsorship not only reflects Kensa’s admiration for the team’s triumph, but also the need to spread a message: heat pumps are the future of heating in homes. It’s a technology that is tried and tested, and offers the key to a low-carbon future.
Lisa Duncan, Sales and Marketing Director for the Exeter Chiefs, says:
As a club, we are delighted to embark on this new sponsorship agreement with Kensa Heat Pumps. As a strong Westcountry-brand themselves, it’s fantastic that we can work together to promote one another on a grand stage through their new kit sponsorship.
The 21/22 season commences this September. Watch this space for home kit previews!