ERMS RDC & Shadow Academy kit arrives
Cambridge United officially unveiled the new 2015/16 Youth Development kit at Saturday’s clash against Crawley Town, with over 250 children collecting their kits, which have been sponsored by local company, ERMS UK Ltd.
The children, who are all part of the club’s Regional Development Centres and Shadow Academy, arrived at the Abbey Stadium with great anticipation to collect their new kit prior to the Football League fixture, which has been backed through a sponsorship from the Fresh Solutions company.
Based in Chatteris, ERMS provides innovative solutions as a leading specialist in the fresh produce arena. Category management and supplier of fresh produce to the UK’s retail, wholesale and food service industries, ERMS is also a dab hand at service provision, packing and warehouse storage.
The kit, which will be worn by over 1,200 children associated with the U’s Youth Development system across the region, is predominantly black with a striking yellow stripe across the chest, whilst the ERMS logo is emblazoned on the front of the new jerseys.
ERMS UK Managing Director, Ian Smith, attended the fixture and was photographed with the children at half time, who proudly paraded their new kit to the Abbey Stadium.
Commenting on the launch of the kit, Ian Smith said, ”As a family company with our roots well established since 1986, it’s a good feeling to be able to sponsor the Centres that create professional coaching opportunities for gifted and talented children. We’ve had a lot of pleasure sponsoring Cambridge United over the years and are delighted to be the first sponsor of the Regional Development Centres.”
Meanwhile Cambridge United Football Development Manager, James Cutting, added, “The photo taken at half time is a true depiction of our Youth Development system. The professionalism and pride that is so evident from the smiling faces really typifies what the programme is all about.
“The same professionalism is just as evident on the training pitch and the Youth Development programme is something that all participants and indeed fans of the club, should be proud of.
“Ian’s support through ERMS UK is fantastic and gives the programme real backing going into the tenth season of our prestigious youth system.”
ERMS RDC & Shadow Academy kit arrives
Fresh Produce Journal recognises ERMS’ sponsorship
And now we’re the first sponsor ever of the Club’s Regional Development Centres. And proud of it!
Proud to sponsor Cambridge United RDCs
Looking forward to seeing the Regional Development Centres enjoy the training. Great to be the first sponsor too.
Yellow, orange, green and red and packed with love
You can’t beat our shiny, colourful peppers.
We’re backing the future of Cambridge United FC
Cambridge United are pleased to announce that ERMS UK (that’s us) has taken up full sponsorship of the Club’s Regional Development Centre and Shadow Academy playing kit for the forthcoming season.
The kit, which will be worn by over 1,200 children associated with the U’s Youth Development system across the region, is predominantly black with a striking yellow stripe across the chest, whilst the ERMS logo will be emblazoned on the front of the new jerseys.
This new deal signifies an enhanced partnership between the Club and ERMS, who has previously sponsored the Club’s 2014/15 away kit, which was worn throughout last year’s campaign including the trip to Old Trafford in February for the U’s FA Cup Third Round replay against Manchester United.
ERMS Managing Director, Ian Smith, said ,”As a family company with our roots well established since 1986, it’s a good feeling to be able to sponsor the Centres that might well see youngsters coming up from grass roots level to actually end up playing for the Club. We’ve had a lot of pleasure sponsoring Cambridge United over the years and are delighted to be the first sponsor of the Regional Development Centres.”
Pleased to have another high profile local business backing the Youth Development programme, Cambridge United Football Development Manager, James Cutting, comments on what the new sponsorship provides and further details about the club’s Regional Development Centres and Shadow Academy.
“We are delighted that ERMS has decided to pledge their support towards our Regional Development Centres, Shadow Academy and Goalkeeper Programme,” he said.
“The support that ERMS has given us through this sponsorship is a further indication of the strength of partnerships that we are developing in the local community.
“To have such a high profile sponsor on the player’s shirts is fantastic and the fact that it looks so striking will no doubt help the players feel professional as they represent Cambridge United Football Club in weekly training sessions and school holiday matches.”
He continued, “The Regional Development Centres offer professional coaching to around 900 players at 15 locations within a 50 mile radius of Cambridge. The players train once a week with two FA and UEFA qualified coaches and are continually assessed with a view of gaining a place on the next level of the Youth Development pyramid.
“The RDCs directly feed into the Shadow Academy where players train at one of two locations for 90 minutes each week, with an emphasis shift towards tactical development and match performance.
“The players work to a syllabus closely aligned to the Academy syllabus and in line with the prestigious Cambridge United Academy, which is the ultimate progress route.”
New ‘healthiest’ pomegranate now in capsule format
Whilst juice has been proving a firm favourite with consumers, the capsules are now stealing a march as they’re easy ‘to take any time any place’. A complex extract plus food supplement, one capsule of Granatum Plus antioxidants is equivalent to a 200ml glass of pomegranate juice.
Granatum Plus is the only project that combines over 14 years of research and development in the extraction of juice, concentrates and extracts from pomegranates grown in Spain with the collaboration of laboratories and food companies.
“Pomegranates are among the healthiest fruits around as they’re loaded with important nutrients,” explains ERMS UK Commercial Head, Martyn Smith. “They have a range of beneficial plant compounds, unrivalled by other foods.”
Just some of the health benefits are:
Impressive anti-inflammatory effects
May help fight prostate cancer
May lower blood pressure
May help fight arthritis and joint pain
Lower the risk of heart disease
Help improve memory
Improve exercise performance
We are constantly researching new products for the UK retail industry, bringing to the table examples of first class products. Retailers can profit from new ranges, all conveniently delivered from our central Cambridgeshire hub.
Discover more about our Speciality Products here.
Meet the Growers
It’s an enjoyable part of the business to visit our UK and worldwide growers. And even more so as we work closely to supply products of first-rate quality. From grapes to citrus to salads to celery to dates, cherries and top fruit.
Find out more on our dedicated Growers page here.
NEW Service Provision & Third Party Packing brochure
For over 14 years, ERMS has packed third party products destined for top end UK retailers, consistently meeting all rigorous standards applied to the delivery of fi rst class products.
We can also brand your product; labelling and packaging it to your requirements.
No matter what the volume, we can
● take delivery
● pack it
● store it
● ship it
…all in tune with your timetable.
NEW Category Management brochure
Renowned for our ability to handle all areas of Category Management, retailers have been
entrusting us to source and supply high quality produce with a 12-month supply for many
a year now.
Sitting proudly alongside the new champions, Gazpacho and Salmorejo, is Granatum Plus. Simply 100% pure Pomegranate juice.
Grown in Spain on sunny terraces, it’s packed to bursting with Mediterranean natural antioxidants.
ERMS UK can give your customers the tasty energy they deserve. Speak to our team today.
Another newbie in the ERMS UK portfolio
The combination of quality, natural ingredients and wholesome consistency makes Salmorejo a ‘must have’ for your customers.
New healthy, tasty Gazpacho
It’s NEW! Gazpacho drink from sun kissed Andalucia. Natural ingredients available to your customers all year round.
Solfrio’s freshly made Gazpacho is now available all year round in the UK from ERMS – a great alternative to fizzy soda drinks and fruit juices.
We’re proud to visit the finest growers
Our team has just returned from a successful Spanish visit to our growers of the finest citrus, lettuce and celery.
We’ve worked with them for many a year now and they’re as much a part of our family business as all of our team!
We’ve launched an advertising push for 2015
As one of the leading specialists in the fresh produce arena, we have appointed PR Communications agency, EBC Media & PR, to direct our first venture into ‘above the line’ PR and advertising.
Since 1986, ERMS has been procuring and packing high quality fruit and vegetables for supermarkets, wholesalers and caterers throughout the UK.
“We are looking to grow into different areas where we can offer added value to the industry as well as new product streams,” explains Commercial Head, Martyn Smith.
“ERMS is a recognised and respected name spanning almost 30 years. Our 20 acre site, ideally based in central Cambridgeshire, forms a solid base to support all areas of the supply chain along with our renowned independent solutions for growers, exporters, importers and retailers.”
This is a new era for the company and one that will see it being more proactive and inviting interest from a range of business from Category Management, Service Provision and temperature-controlled storage across 20 cold stores as well as new divisions in Speciality Food & Drink and Warehouse & Logistics.
Recently, ERMS UK launched a new website, as well as a contemporary new logo and branding.
Do have a browse around the website to discover more.
You can also read this article in Fresh Produce Journal here.
NEW Warehouse brochure
Download our Warehouse brochure here and discover great value space for a vast range of goods and fresh produce.
Well done Cambridge United!
ERMS UK expands team for 2015
We’ve expanded our team in readiness for a busy 2015!
Richard Reece, 36, joins our Commercial/Sales team having previously worked within the company as part of the Operations and Technical team.
As Procurement and Account Manager, Reece will be the main contact for the company’s Booths account and their dedicated ERMS man’.
“Richard is a great people’s person and knows our company’s ethos inside out. More importantly, he understands the needs of Booths and its team so was an obvious choice when we were looking to appoint to our team,” explains Commercial Head, Martyn Smith.
Six key staff have also been employed in a mix of machine operators, print room operators and line leaders.
We have been procuring and packing high quality fruit and vegetables for supermarkets, wholesalers and caterers throughout the UK since 1986. Category Management, Service Provision, Speciality Food & Drink and
Warehouse & Logistics are all services offered by us.
ERMS introduces new packaging
Another unique reusable packaging concept from ERMS.