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MNP renews it's Lead Sponsor status for another 5 years

Published on Wednesday, 7 September 2022

MNP renews it's Lead Sponsor status for another 5 years
Dave Marshall (HRC President), Stuart Pledge (MNP MD) and Peter Tasko (HRC Chairman)

MNP Renews as LEAD SPONSOR with Hitchin Rugby Club for
another 5 years

Mason Navarro Pledge are delighted to announce that they are renewing their sponsorship support
of Hitchin Rugby Club for another 5 years.

Having just finished their first 5 years as lead sponsor for the club, which came off the back of a
platinum and tag festival sponsor back in 2016, MNP are delighting to be taking their sponsorship
deal all the way through to 2027.







Stuart Pledge, Managing Director had this to say:

“It was an easy decision for us to take as a locally HQ’d business. Despite us now being UK wide with
4 office locations, our heart and roots are still firmly in Hitchin. The club is in amazing health, with
the men’s first team being promoted at the end of the 21/22 season, the ladies sides both finishing in
the highest position to date, the U15’s taking part in the nationals, the girls sides doubling in
members, and the touch team growing beyond 100 members. We even had our first U18 England
touch player representing the country in France this summer and delighted that he came home with
a gold medal!

As a business we like to support the local community by providing work placements and experience.
Through our STEM Ambassadors programme, we provide annual placements and also working
opportunities for the local community, to keep the home-grown talent here in Hitchin and
Hertfordshire. We look forward to seeing how the next 5 years will evolve as our relationship goes
from strength to strength - good luck to all teams this season.”

Hitchin Rugby Chairman, Peter Tasko said: “We cannot thank Mason Navarro Pledge enough for
their support of Hitchin rugby and the local community. Their help over the past 5 years has allowed
the club to expand and offer better rugby and facilities to every member and to reach out further
into the town and surrounding villages. We run three men’s teams, two Ladies teams, have some
600 mini and youth members, both boys and girls, an active touch rugby section and some 200 Vice
Presidents. The partnership with MNP has been fundamental to our success in offering rugby to
anyone whatever their background, gender or ability.

“The fact that MNP have committed to a further five years of fantastic support allows us to plan with
confidence. MNP MD Stuart Pledge is a great believer in sport and teamwork and supports us
wholeheartedly. The fact that we are committed to the local community, not just through rugby but
through events such as the Hitchin Beer Festival and the NHRN Sports Festival, dovetails with the
ethos of MNP. We recently invited Stuart to become a Vice President of our club which is only a
small way to show our gratitude to MNP.”


About Mason Navarro Pledge –

MNP are civil and structural engineers delivering new and refurbished buildings across every sector
and UK Wide project delivery. Established in 1999 by the 3 founding directors of David Mason, Frank
Navarro and Stuart Pledge, and have offices in Hitchin (HQ), London, Manchester and most recently

You can read more about MNP’s work on reducing carbon footprints in structures on our website:

Press queries to: dlk@mnp.co.uk



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