Supporting the club

Two Marketing Derby Bondholders have formed a winning partnership to nurture the best talent in the county.

The Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS) supporters club is now sponsored by recruitment companies Sky Recruitment Solutions and Capella Professional, both run by entrepreneur David Torrington.

All new clients who use either of David’s companies to recruit staff will have a 12-month membership of the DIS supporters club paid for by him. The usual cost is £500.

Chloe Maudsley, head of operations at DIS, explained: “The supporters club is an important funding stream that allows us to inspire and support athletes from Derbyshire to become world-class.

“We are delighted to be working with David because his companies share our values. We both identify people with potential and nurture them to step into the roles that they were born to play."

Membership of the supporters club entitles businesses and individuals to a range of benefits including promotion online and on social media, a monthly e-newsletter and an invitation to meet and network with other supporters, sponsors and some of the DIS coaches and athletes at monthly social evenings, starting in September.

David said: “I first became aware of DIS through my daughter, who swims with a local club. My companies are proud to be Derbyshire-based and we aspire to perform at the highest level and showcase all that’s great about our county – everything that DIS is about. It seemed like a natural fit and we’re delighted to be helping raise awareness of how local businesses can help talented young athletes secure a place on the winner’s podium.”