Energy company Utilywise ensures future of social club with sponsorship

New South Shields FC chairman Geoff Thompson will be at the ground talking about his plans for the club.
New South Shields FC chairman Geoff Thompson will be at the ground talking about his plans for the club.

A South Tyneside social club is looking forward to a bright future – after an energy firm dug deep to provide a major cash boost.

Utilywise, one of the UK’s leading energy and water consultancies, has agreed to sponsor Harton & Westoe Miners’ Welfare Club for the next five years.

The company, which used to be based in South Tyneside but is now in North Tyneside, will plough in £25,000 to the club over the next five years.

While the club, based in Low Lane, has its roots firmly in the mining community, it also provides a whole host of social and sporting activities for the wider public.

Utilitywise, which previously had a base in Market Dock, South Shields before switching to Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside last year, is keen to provide support to a vital organisation in the town.

Its chief executive officer Geoff Thompson, who recently took over as chairman at South Shields Football Club, said: “Utilitywise is proud to announce their sponsorship of Harton & Westoe Miners’ Welfare Club.

“They play an important role in community life and as a home-grown business we want to do all we can to give back and help ensure that the surrounding area continues to thrive.”