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Shirt sponsor announced

1 August 2013

Sheffield Wednesday are delighted to announce global software development company WANdisco as the club’s home shirt sponsors for the 2013/14 campaign.

This exciting new commercial partnership will see the WANdisco brand take pride of place on the Owls’ home strip for the forthcoming Championship season.

Originally a Silicon Valley Business, WANdisco now has dual headquarters in both Sheffield and Silicon Valley, USA, and is a leading worldwide provider of Big Data and Software Development solutions. Since starting the office in Sheffield in 2009, the company have hired almost 100 software developers in the city, where core products are now designed and developed.

Co-founded in 2005 by David Richards, Jim Campigli and Dr Yeturu Aahlad, WANdisco is recognised worldwide as an innovative market force with customers such as Nokia, Motorola, Disney, HP, BT, Barclays, Intel, Skype and EA.

The company enjoyed one of the most successful ever Initial Public Offerings on the London Stock Exchange in June 2012, raising in excess of $24m and now has a market capitalisation in excess of $300m.

WANdisco Chairman, CEO and lifelong Wednesdayite David Richards said: “I am thoroughly delighted to align the WANdisco brand to that of Sheffield Wednesday.

“This club always has and always will have a place in my heart and I could hardly be more proud that the WANdisco logo will adorn the home shirt of the Owls.

“I would like to wish Dave Jones and the players the best of luck for the new season and look forward to an equally successful partnership between WANdisco and Sheffield Wednesday.”

Sheffield Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric added: “We take great pride in our commercial partners and WANdisco is the ideal fit for Sheffield Wednesday.

“Quite apart from being co-founded by a supporter of our club, WANdisco are renowned worldwide in the software industry.

“In addition, I have a tangible connection with the company given my own business background in Silicon Valley.

“On behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to welcome WANdisco to the Sheffield Wednesday family.”

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