WH Bond & Sons became the official main sponsor in July 2011. The sponsorship provided a welcome boost to the club in what was a difficult period, both on and off the field.
The new agreement is structured along similar lines to the present arrangement, with a guaranteed annual retainer plus bonuses dependent upon points earned in the league and cup success.
Richard Herrick, of Argyle’s Commercial Department, said: “We are delighted that Chris and Jon Bond have again agreed to support Plymouth Argyle and its future.
“The sponsorship has clearly raised the profile of their business, and the renewal is tangible evidence of just how successful the sponsorship has been for both parties.”
Chris Bond, Director of WH Bond & Sons, said that he was confident the Pilgrims’ management team of Carl Fletcher and Romain Larrieu would win their fight to stay in npower League 2, and welcomed the new stability at Home Park since James Brent became owner.
“We are very positive that Carl, Romain and the team will fight off the relegation fears, which have blighted the club for this season,” said Chris.
“However, we will back the club with the new deal, whatever the outcome.
“The football club is very important to the local area in terms of its economy and exposure and we feel it needs our local support.
“We are very pleased to be working with a club which has a structured backing now James [Brent] has taken over, and we look forward to the deserved success of the club and the new owner.
“Finally, and most importantly, we would like to thank the incredibly loyal fans for doing what they do best – supporting the team through such turbulent times.”
Richard Herrick said: “We have made great strides over the last few months regarding the number and extent of our commercial sponsorships at the club, and this agreement is tangible evidence of the club’s confidence in the future.”
WH Bond & Sons were founded back in 1957 as a family-run farming business. Through several generations, the business has evolved and diversified, while still focusing on its agricultural background.
Through the 1970s and ‘80s, the family developed and owned the now world famous St Mellion Golf & Country Club and, with the assistance of a certain Jack Nicklaus, they created one of the finest golf courses in the world.
The company now consists of eight individual departments that provide a one-stop shop for all construction and agricultural services.
The family currently farms 2,000 acres across South East Cornwall and employs more than 100 direct and indirect personnel in: Timber Sales, Plant Hire, Machinery Sales, Civil Engineering, Landscaping, Recycling, Agriculture and Training.
Argyle expect to be able to announce more sponsorship deals before the start of the 2012-13 season.