Bartercard UK recently saved the day for the London Broncos and Sheffield Eagles Rugby League teams by stepping in as their match sponsor at the last minute.

The Broncos have been a member of the Bartercard system, which allows small to medium-sized businesses to conduct cashless transactions, for over 10 years. This enduring relationship meant that Bartercard was happy to get involved at short notice when the two Goliath teams were caught short. 

The fast-paced match between the two squads kicked off on 9 July 2017 and after a hard-won bout the London team beat their rivals by 52 to 16. The result meant the Broncos held on to their second-place position in the Rugby League Championship.

Jason Loubser, CEO of the London Broncos Rugby League, explained: “We’ve been a member of Bartercard UK for 10 years and traded well over half a million pound with them during that time. The league’s management team is proud to be associated with a company that has an excellent track record of enabling small businesses to succeed. We’re looking forward to the season ahead and know Bartercard are there to help us out.”

Trading has turned into a viable economy of scale that Bartercard is spearheading, assisting members all over the world to conserve cash, move excess stock, fill downtime and increase their customer base.

Bartercard UK will help London Broncos Rugby League to save thousands of pounds over the coming years with new sponsorship and contacts.

Philip Ciniglio, CEO of Bartercard UK, said: “Bartercard UK is a whole new area of income for sports clubs that are struggling with the high costs of players and equipment. We can help where they need additional revenue to offset costs and instead put their much-needed cash into the team. We wish London Broncos Rugby League all the best for the remaining season.”

Current Bartercard member, Andrew Kunman from The Apprentice Supermarket, is sponsoring three players, including the New Team Member sponsorship of John Boudebza. Boudebza is a former Super League player with Hull KR.

Members of the barter trading exchange also have the chance to support the team through shirt, shorts and perimeter sponsorship opportunities. Members should contact their account manager for further details.

Bartercard has 75 offices and currently operates in nine countries. Their wide reach and professional approach means members enjoy access to a wide range of businesses, and a multitude of products and services.

Members choose from three membership options according to their turnover. They pay a monthly fee to Bartercard and a small commission on each transaction processed by the service. In return, they can approach any of the other 50,000+ members and access an interest-free line of credit. This helps businesses continue to trade when cash flows slow.  Other benefits for members include use of the online portal and access to networking events and potential new business.