Consultant is to provide services across club’s global estate and has been named platinum sponsor for the team

Capita Symonds has signed a deal with Sheffield United Football Club to provide professional consultancy services across the club’s global estate.

The firm has also been named a platinum sponsor of the team for the 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons, which includes back of shirt branding.

Sheffield United’s group of companies has a majority interest in football clubs including Ferencváros in Hungary and Chengdu Blades in China and a track record in commercial property investment.

Club chairman Kevin McCabe said: “We are very pleased to work with a company with such a prowess in the sporting and property arena. The respect between both parties will contribute towards a highly valued partnership.”

Capita Symonds’ managing director, Jonathan Goring added: “This is a unique relationship that promises mutual benefits for all parties, and allows us to broaden our international horizons whilst providing the Sheffield United property division with the full breadth of our professional expertise.”