posted on 10 July 2012

Two of Wakefield’s longest standing organisations have joined forces with HB Clark through Molson Coors becoming the Wildcats official drinks partner .

Glen Brown (HB Clark Sales Director), Dean Clarkson (HB Clark Accounts Manager), David Garthwaite (HB Clark Managing Director) and Wildcats General Manager, Davide Longo.

HB Clark have grown to become the industry’s largest independent wholesaler and in partnership with Molson Coors will be the Wildcats exclusive drinks supplier for the many bars at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium Stadium.

Owned by David Garthwaite who played for the club in the 1960’s, HB Clark  has its own Brewery on Westgate in Wakefield brewing fine cask ales including Clark’s Traditional Bitter, Classic Blonde and Westgate Gold as well as a specialist wine division responsible for sourcing many fine and exclusive wines for its varied customer base.

Established in 1906, HB Clark now supply over 4,000 customers and employ more than 300 people, with FAM Soft Drinks a division of HB Clark providing top quality post mix minerals and draught Energy drink, all are produced at the HB Clark site on Leeds Road.

Their wide range of quality products from cask ales and wines to soft drinks makes them great partners for the Wildcats according to General Manager, Davide Longo.

“It’s fantastic for us to go into partnership with HB Clark and Molson Coors as our exclusive drinks supplier until the end of 2013,” said Longo.

“Their customer base shows that they have an excellent reputation within the industry and the fact that they are a Wakefield company makes it all the more pleasing for us to go into this partnership. Molson Coors are a  internationally recognised brand and their products offer supporters a premium drinking experience.

“Supporters come to a game now and it’s about more than just the eighty minutes of rugby, it’s about a matchday experience and having top quality refreshments is a part of that.

“HB Clark are a company we can rely on for that and working in partnership with them and Molson Coors means we can provide a top quality service to our supporters and people who use the stadium for functions and events.”

“Molson Coors are delighted to enter into partnership with H B Clark and Wakefield Wildcats,” said Peter Thompson, National Account Manager.

“This exciting partnership provides the perfect match of Great Service, Great Brands and Great Sporting entertainment for everyone concerned and we look forward to a successful and winning association.”

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