IT firm Matrix IT in Fareham shows its love for the game by sponsoring Pompey and the team's football shorts

A POMPEY-LOVING IT firm has shown its support for its favourite team by becoming the club’s first shorts sponsor.

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Wednesday, 27th October 2021, 9:36 am

The team at Matrix IT in Fareham were delighted to see players Sean Raggett and Gassan Ahadme who stopped by at the firm’s Cams Hall estate office to meet staff and model the new attire.

The business, which offers managed IT services, including remote system monitoring, fault diagnosis and resolution, along with emergency on-site response, has previously sponsored Pompey, in particular the Players’ Lounge, but jumped at the chance to get their logo on the player’s kit.

Nic Cronin, managing director, said: ‘We have been supporting the club for the last six seasons. That partnership has evolved and there’s now a great relationship between us and the club, as well as us sponsoring them, we also look after their IT needs.

Sean Raggett and Gassan Ahadme with Matrix IT company directors and managers Picture: Habibur Rahman

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‘We saw a great opportunity to be the first shorts sponsors and we jumped at the chance.

‘We are very proud to be associated with the club and to put back into something that we – and our community – loves so much.

‘We are their biggest fans.’

Sean Raggett and Gassan Ahadme with Matrix IT staff Picture: Habibur Rahman

Matrix IT started 18 years ago. It was set up by Nic in his spare bedroom after he quit his consulting job in London to spend more time with his family.

It has grown in success over the years and recently expanded into a newer bigger office in Cams Estate after growing out of its old premises in Wallington.

The team has also grown – they have 38 members of staff on board, which Nic hopes to grow to more than 40 by the end of the year.

He said they were actively looking to recruit more people, especially engineers and account managers.

Sean Raggett and Gassan Ahadme with Matrix IT staff Picture: Habibur Rahman

He said: ‘We have a great team spirit. It’s all about the team, there’s nothing we can't achieve together.

‘We are a great place to work, it’s a dynamic industry and there’s lots to learn. It’s an exciting place to be.’

As well as a great employment package, staff members also benefit from tickets to Pompey matches.

Nic said: ‘There are a lot of fans here. We have season tickets as part of our sponsorship so we have a rota where the staff take turns to put their names down for matches, we make sure we are at every game.’

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