Gladiators are leading the way

Stepping Forward: Matlock Town chairman Tom Wright pictured on the new advertising steps in The Twigg Stand at the Reynolds Stadium.
Stepping Forward: Matlock Town chairman Tom Wright pictured on the new advertising steps in The Twigg Stand at the Reynolds Stadium.
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Matlock Town are leading the way after becoming one of the first football clubs in the country to have branded anti-slip surfaces installed in their stadium.

And the innovative new product – which is manufactured by Macclesfield-based company Spheres & Plastics Ltd – is now attracting interest from Premier League and Football League clubs.

“By installing our branded anti-slip surfaces in their stadium, Matlock Town have realised the opportunity to generate income from previously cost-incurring space,” said Phil Longhorn from Spheres & Plastics Ltd.

“Thanks to the foresight and positive commercial approach of chairman Tom Wright, who has championed the concept, our product has attracted the attention of many other clubs.

“We have had enquiries from a number clubs – including a couple from the Premiership – and we will be installing at a prominent Championship stadium very soon.”

The Gladiators’ chairman is delighted with the result after agreeing to have the anti-slip surfaces installed.

He said: “I think the branded steps look great in The Twigg Stand.

“We’ve had many repeat orders and I only wish we could offer more steps because we’ve nearly sold out of them.”