MAB signs Derby deal

Local mortgage advisers from its head office in Pride Park, Derby, will visit the club’s iPro Stadium regularly, offering mortgage and protection insurance reviews to Derby fans in hospitality boxes overlooking the pitch.

The bureau employs over 100 staff in Derby and 600 in total, offering £9bn of loans each year.

Sam Rush, president and chief executive of Derby County, said: “It’s great to welcome Mortgage Advice Bureau on board here at Derby County, especially because they are a local employer serving local people.”

Supporters who decide to get local expert mortgage advice will receive match tickets, while they will also be entered in a prize draw to go to lunch with Derby manager Steve McClaren and attend a training session at Derby County Training Centre.

Peter Brodnicki, chief executive of the Mortgage Advice Bureau, added: “As a Derby-based business we’re looking forward to building a really strong partnership with Derby County in the coming years.

“Our recent listing on AIM shows how ambitious we are on a national scale but, given our Derby roots, it’s appropriate that we sign our first sponsorship deal with our local club.”