OFFICIAL FALKIRK FC ACADEMY SPONSOR
Street Lighting Supplies Limited are delighted to announce their renewed commitment to local youth development by becoming an official sponsor of the Falkirk FC Academy. Having previously been involved with the first team, the opportunity to support the academy set up and be actively involved at the beginning of the player pathway was a huge honor. We appreciate that the Academy has a special place in the heart of most Falkirk supporters, after producing countless talents over the years.
By nurturing such home grown talent these players often provide essential income to the club in player sales, but also allow fans to form a relationship with local players who have spent longer periods of time with the club.
The club currently has Under 16 and Under 18 Academy squads, from which 5 modern apprentices have progressed into a development squad for season 2023-24. It is the ambition of the club to have a full academy pathway by season 2026-27 to enable our young players to compete at the highest level of the youth game.
The funds raised from events such as the Speakers Night and Golf Day combined with the support provided by Street Lighting Supplies, will go a long way to ensuring that The Falkirk Academy can once again be one of the strongest in the country.
Street Lighting Supplies are Grangemouth based and are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of all outdoor lighting requirements. They previously sponsored the club in years gone by and have recently decided to come back on board, in order to support the reintroduction of youth development at the club.
Graeme Stewart, Commercial Manager at Falkirk FC said:
“The Falkirk Academy is something that means a lot to us all, therefore I am delighted that Street Lighting Supplies have decided to return to the club in order to help us to build it back up again. This is an extremely important project, and we are looking forward to working with Roger and the team on making this partnership a success.”
Roger Habberfield, Managing Director, Street Lighting Supplies said:
“It’s good to be back! At Street Lighting Supplies, we were proud to support the club previously, and now with the reintroduction of the Academy well underway, it is the perfect time for us to lend our support once again. We are excited to work with the club and to watch this partnership grow.”
We are a Living Hours Employer
We are delighted to announce that Street Lighting Supplies Limited is now an accredited Living Hours Employer. This means that the relevant members of staff working for Street Lighting Supplies Limited are entitled to:
1. Decent notice periods for shifts, of at least 4 Weeks
2. A contract that reflects the hours you regularly work
3. A guaranteed minimum of 16 hours of work per week
Our commitment to Living Hours builds upon our existing Living Wage accreditation to provide our staff with the security and stability of hours they need to meet their everyday needs. The standard has been developed to ensure that people have the predictable working patterns and income to better plan their lives.
Street Lighting Supplies Limited is one of the first employers to implement this new standard and become an accredited Living Hours Employer. You can find other organisations who provide their staff with Living Hours here: www.livingwage.org.uk/living-hours.
This commitment applies to not only directly employed staff but also to our third party contracted staff. Street Lighting Supplies Limited are working with our providers to ensure that staff working on our contracts, also receive Living Hours contracts as well.
We understand that some members of staff may choose to work more flexibly, as this helps them to balance commitments outside of work.
We are incredibly proud of this commitment and would love you to share the good news with our supply partners, clients, customers, service users and on social media, if you would like to do so.
Living Hours is a new standard that has been developed by the Living Wage Foundation. The Living Wage movement has benefited hundreds of thousands of families by enabling them to earn a wage they can live on.
You can find out more about Living Hours by visiting www.livingwage.org.uk/living-hours
Click to view certificate – Fair Working Practices Living Wage