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Emerald Headingley Stadium strikes energy deal

Renewable green energy supplier Planet-U has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the Leeds Rhinos rugby league club.

The business energy provider will be the sole supplier of all energy used at the Emerald Headingley Stadium and the partnership will see Planet-U feature on the back of the Leeds Rhinos shirts for the duration of the sponsorship through to 2021.

The sponsorship deal came as a natural extension of the two organisations current partnership and represents a marquee deal for Planet-U, a company that was founded by entrepreneur Grant Nicholson.

Planet-U is one of the fastest growing gas and electricity suppliers in the UK working with multiple household names, such as Yorkshire Building Society and Wembley Stadium.

Parent company Planet Holdings consists of Planet-E (electrical installation) and Planet-C (construction) and has offices in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and London.

Grant Nicholson, director at Planet-U, commented:

We are very proud to be associated with one of the most iconic Rugby League teams in the world. The sponsorship gives us a platform to support the team and drive awareness profile and growth for the Planet Holdings brand and companies.

The sponsorship represents our commitment to businesses as being a trustworthy and reliable energy provider to deliver cost effective and sustainable solutions to the market. We are investing in our energy market team and will deliver 100 percent renewable energy for our growing number of clients in the UK and overseas.

Leeds Rhinos chief executive, Gary Hetherington, added:

We are delighted to begin our new partnership with Planet-U and look forward to being able to offer our commercial partners some fantastic opportunities in the coming months. With the historic redevelopment of our home at Emerald Headingley Stadium this is a great time to be involved with Leeds Rhinos and we are pleased to have Planet-U on board for our bright future.

Image: Stevie Ward, Kallum Watkins, Grant-Nicholson, Adam Cuthbertson and Ryan-Hall.