Woodland Group renews as Principal Partner to Essex Cricket


Leading independently-owned logistics company Woodland Group has agreed to renew their status as a Principal Partner of Essex Cricket for a further three years.

By continuing to sponsor the Twenty20 playing shirt and having their branding displayed across Essex Cricket channels, long-standing Principal Partner Woodland Group will extend their association with the Club into a 15th season.

The company will also remain the Title Sponsor of both the Pavilion and Premier Marquees at the ground, as well as the Twenty20 Player of the Match Award.

Headquartered in Chelmsford with strategic locations in Marks Tey, Wickford, and Harlow, Woodland Group’s deep roots in Essex form the prominent independent supply chain enterprise’s foundations.

The company boasts nine additional sites across the UK and a robust global footprint with 23 locations worldwide, including key hubs in the USA, Asia, Ireland, and mainland Europe.

Founded in 1988, Woodland Group has cemented its reputation as a leader in supply chain management, delivering cutting-edge, sustainable solutions through effective collaborations and client service excellence.

Specialising in comprehensive freight services encompassing road, sea, air, and rail transport, supported by in-house customs, sustainability, and digital teams, the company continually pioneers innovative solutions and fosters international expansion.

Driven by its purpose to create opportunity and deliver sustainable supply chains, Woodland Group offers growth and industry-leading solutions through partnerships founded on trust and its Woodland-wide dedication to continuous improvement.

Kevin Stevens, Chairman and CEO of Woodland Group, commented: “The Essex County Cricket Club, its players, team members, and community have formed an integral part of Woodland Group’s internal, sporting, social, and brand engagement for more than a decade now.

“Our Woodlanders, partners, clients, and suppliers have spent countless days enjoying sporting and entertainment excellence at the grounds.

“Our partnership strength lies in the knowledge that our company values are closely aligned to the values of family, community, trust, ongoing development and drive for excellence, as well as the dedication to giving back that the Club embodies.

“We’re happy to extend our partnership with Essex Cricket and look forward to more years creating memories and positive impact together.”

John Stephenson, Chief Executive at Essex Cricket, added: “I can speak on behalf of everyone at the Club when I say how delighted I am that we have extended our association with Woodland Group, our longest-serving Principal Partner.

“We are all very grateful for their support over the last 12 seasons, and with their business going from strength to strength, as well as high hopes of success for Essex on the field, we are very much looking forward to continuing that relationship for another three years.”