A family run skip hire company based in the city, Bateman Skips become the official sponsors of the Atyeo Stand, as well as LED branding across football and rugby fixtures.

Bristol Sport group head of commercial Caroline Herbert said: “We’re delighted to welcome Bateman Skips as a new partner on board, they’re a long-established company with strong roots in the local community.

“With Bristol City FC and Bristol Bears fixtures hosted at the world class surroundings of Ashton Gate, it’s fantastic exposure for Bateman Skips and the brand. We look forward to a prosperous long-term relationship.”

Bateman Skips managing director Lee Bateman said: “We’re very proud to take the next step in our partnership with Bristol Sport. At Bateman Skips we have a number of City fans, so there’s a lot of buzz internally about this sponsorship.

“Many of us can remember visiting Ashton Gate and seeing the Atyeo Stand years back. We can all remember the sponsors from back in the day, it’s a pleasure to join a bit of history at Ashton Gate. 

“As a company we are dedicated to providing the best service across Bristol. It’s a thriving place at the moment with a lot of change happening and we’d like to be a part of that. 

“Whenever we’ve visited Ashton Gate there’s been such a refreshing energy around the stadium, even on non-match days. It’s clear to see the vision of Steve Lansdown and the impact it’s having on the community in our City. We feel it’s important for us all to show our support.

“Thank you for this opportunity. We can’t wait to see what the 2018/19 season has to offer.”

For more information, please visit www.batemanskips.co.uk.