Club sponsors


MLS Group

Main Shirt Sponsor

As a life-long fan of Hull Kingston Rovers, young entrepreneur Mike Lingard Smith has seen his dream come true - becoming the main shirt sponsor for the club - with project management firm, MLS Group.

Focusing on creating a strong partnership with Rovers, MLS Group is proactively seeking opportunities in the commercial sector to project manage the delivery of: care homes, housing, schools and colleges, retail, hotels, restaurants, local authority buildings and regeneration schemes, as well as industrial projects and private residential renovations.

MLS Group is experiencing a period of managed growth, which Hull Kingston Rovers has become part of, and Mike’s goal is to be a recognised leader in the UK for delivering project management solutions with a comprehensive portfolio to complete any construction or energy project.

Current projects include the restoration programme for the world-famous Magpie Cafe in Whitby where the upper floors of the Grade II listed building were devastated by fire in May. Also the refurbishment of the twelve storey multi-use complex K2 on Bond Street, formerly Kingston House, and the conversion of The Londesborough Arms Hotel into nine multiple occupancy apartments.

MLS Group welcomes enquiries to develop positive working relationships with private investment companies, land owners, property developers and the public sector.



Stadium Naming Rights Partner

KCOM has been a part of the fabric of Hull since 1904. With roots in the city stretching back more than a century, KCOM has always been at the forefront of innovation and progress in Hull – adapting and changing to meet the needs of its customers down the decades.

From introducing Europe’s first all-digital network to rolling out its world leading Lightstream ultrafast broadband, KCOM remains a pioneering company in a pioneering city.

Today KCOM serves 140,000 customers across Hull and East Yorkshire and remains as committed as ever to supporting the region while building for the future.

As well as backing a wide range of local initiatives, charities and events – including as a Principal Partner of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 – KCOM is an active member of Humber Chamber of Commerce, The Bondholder network and proudly supports the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Prince’s Trust.

KCOM is delighted to sponsor Craven Park as a fellow Hull institution with a proud east Hull name and a rich sporting heritage.



Official Apparel Partner

Founded in 1989 X-Blades sports has now grown into a major international sports brand, manufacturing footwear, protection products, team wear and generic apparel to the highest industry quality.

The company’s growth is proof of the innovation and attention to detail afforded to all products. We pride ourselves on backing up this ethos in our corporate philosophy.

Many top professional teams entrust there athletes to perform in our team wear.

Our team wear has an unrivalled reputation and uses the very latest technology and elite sports fabrics which results in a superior fit for all body shapes.

All products are developed and created with one aim – to maximise the athlete’s performance.


FTP Electrical Testing Services

Shirt Breast Sponsor

At FTP Electrical, we have one aim – to provide the highest quality service, at the best possible price. Our staff of highly skilled and fully qualified engineers, ensuring that you receive the highest quality testing available.

In addition, our engineers undergo regular quality control tests, to maintain the highest of standards. We are one of the country's leading Facilities companies and carry out work for many well-known and reputable companies across the UK, offering a range of services from Electrical Testing & Fire Safety testing, Fire Extinguisher Supplies, Fire Alarm Servicing & Emergency Lighting, recently introducing Sprinkler Servicing & Air Conditioning Servicing.

FTP Electrical employ experts within our organisation who can provide clear and concise guidance on what you need to do to ensure compliance and safety for your business and home. Our focus is on excellent customer service, impartial advice and quality of delivery.

We provide our customers with peace of mind in knowing that we take care of legislative and compliance issues, leaving you to focus on your business. This same principal also applies to our domestic customers, whatever their needs.



Left Sleeve Sponsor

Outbox will be launching their third business to business solution in 2018. 

Marketing - Outbox Marketing provides an honest, transparent service to businesses that goes beyond offering a social media package or an annual marketing strategy. This branch of Outbox Solutions Limited can help businesses develop an overall business strategy in line with their business objectives. This is an ideal solution for start-ups wanting to take their business to the next level.

Auto Enrolment - Automatic enrolment made simple, leaving you to get on and manage your business. Outbox AE offers a time saving solution for tackling automatic enrolment. We have the knowledge, experience and expertise to help you comply with current and forthcoming legislation. We will deliver a simple straight forward business solution for a complex duty.

Outbox Solutions Limited is an organisation formed to create solutions for businesses faced with completing monotonous tasks. Why do it yourself, when we can do it for you?



Right Sleeve Sponsor

HETA (Humberside Engineering Training Association) is a not-for-profit charity ‘Group Training Association’.  Established in 1967 by a group of local companies to bridge the gap between industry and education. HETA is renowned as the leading Engineering training provider in the region.

Our expertise centres on an ability to understand the needs of a business and to be able to design and deliver a training solution to meet those needs.

There are essentially two aspects to our business - upskilling of people already in the workforce and the recruitment and training of apprentices who are about to enter the labour market. We believe that our current model of employer engagement and training delivery has value in selected international markets with particular emphasis on working with existing local partners to deliver training and provide technical expertise on capacity building projects.

There are essentially two aspects to our business:

Advanced Apprenticeships
Apprenticeship delivery is a key part of the UK drive to raise the standard of skills in young people.  HETA offer a fully managed Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme for a large client base ranging across a number of industry sectors including chemicals, ports, power generation and distribution, renewables, oil & gas, manufacturing, food production and many more.

We provide skilled engineering technicians qualified to industry competent standard through apprenticeships in the following routes:

- Electrical Maintenance
- Mechanical Maintenance
- Instrumentation
- Fabrication & Welding
- Renewable Energy           

Upskilling Development
HETA also offers a variety of industry standard courses designed to up-skill and retain existing members of staff which can be done in the UK or at an international site. These Include:

- Electrical Training
- Mechanical Training
- Instrumentation Training
- Fabrication & Welding Training
- Health & Safety Training

HETA are also able to design bespoke training packages which can be designed around your training needs.



Back of Lower Shirt Sponsor

We are committed to offering a professional hire service to all our customers, with a consistently high standard of advice, quality equipment & customer service.

We achieve this through:

QUALITY EQUIPMENT - Hirebase invests heavily in plant, tools & equipment and we only stock branded products. All equipment undergoes full servicing after each hire and our servicing procedures are consistently checked, ensuring that as a minimum the Hire Association of Europe standards are met.

COMPETITIVE PRICING - Hirebase adopts a standard pricing policy and operates local flexibility to ensure we maintain our renowned competitive position.

FAST SERVICE - Hirebase customer requests will be dealt with promptly, efficiently and courteously. Should you require delivery our fleet of dedicated delivery vehicles will ensure that the equipment arrives on site on time.

PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF - Hirebase staff attend regular training courses designed to ensure they all possess comprehensive knowledge of the equipment we hire and its applications, thereby ensuring that quality advice is provided for our customers.

CONVENIENT - Hirebase is situated within Buildbase at over 50 locations providing you with a one-stop shop for all your hire requirements and building materials.


Industrial Refrigeration Services

Front of Collar Sponsor

IRS Ltd provides total cooling solutions for industrial refrigeration and air conditioning sector. From plant design, manufacture and installation, through to maintenance support and service, we work in complete partnership with our customers. We drive forward system innovation and efficiency for the benefit of end users and the environment.

As an established, local company with over 40 years combined experience in ammonia systems, and commercial systems. We offer a call out service to all our customers, 24/7, with a response time second to none usually on site within 30 mins, a maximum of two hours.


Aspire Academy

Top of Shirt Sponsor

Welcome to Aspire Academy, Hull.  We are an Alternative Provision Academy that serves vulnerable students within Hull and the East Riding.

All of our students are taught within a brand new £3.2 million building which has been purposely designed to meet the needs of our students.  We have an innovative approach to learning and teaching and aim to ensure that the learning experience for our students is one that is tailored in a way that ensures progress.

We enjoy working with a large range of professionals to support our students and we are always keen to forge partnerships.

We see ourselves as being at the cutting edge of educational provision and individual development.


Archbishop Sentamu Academy

Top of Shirt Sponsor

Since opening in 2008, we have taken great pride in developing a range of exciting “learning pathways” for our students, whatever their passions and talents may be. In addition to a strong basic curriculum for all, we have developed specialisms in a range of subjects, from Mandarin Chinese to Motor Vehicle Engineering, and Photography to Philosophy of Religion.

The high quality of our teaching is underpinned by a strong Christian ethos, unparalleled pastoral care, an extensive team of learning mentors and an absolute determination that every child will succeed. This strong team ethos has led to some excellent exam results. This summer, our Sixth Form achieved a record-breaking 100% pass rate and our Year 11s achieved the Academy’s best GCSE results ever.

“Archie” isn’t just about excellent exam results, however. We run a unique Rugby League Scholarship Programme for both male and female students at the academy. The programme aims to produce independent, intelligent learners and encourages a positive, hard working attitude on and off the field. Scholarship students are exposed to professional RL scouts and receive free sports kit as part of their place on the programme. Please don’t hesitate to contact for more information.

Above all, “Archie” is a friendly, welcoming academy, where students tell us they feel valued, happy and safe. We would encourage you to pay us a visit and see for yourselves all that we could offer your child.


RSV Plastics / RSV Van Hire

Top of Shirt Sponsor

RSV Building plastics is a locally owned and run plastic company in Hull, offering exceptional experience and knowledge in the supply and delivery of all plastics products to the building industry, trades and private clients. We offer real value and service for all our customers locally and nationally, giving brilliant prices, fast supply and the ability to source and locate special bespoke products easily.

RSV Van Hire is a Hull based business offering van and minibus hire in Hull. We provide exceptional service at competitive prices for private and commercial clients. From long term contract hire to one day packages – RSV Van Hire caters for everyone in any situation.

Our city centre location and flexible service, along with a wide range of modern and well serviced vehicles make RSV Van Hire the ideal choice when you need to hire a van or minibus.


Steve Leaming Plant

Front of Shorts Sponsor

A small, successful company which has been serving the community for over 20 years.

Steve Leaming Plant limited specialises in hiring out plant and equipment both commercial and private customers.  We pride ourselves in the up keep of our machinery and believe customer service is paramount.

Having a large plant stock, ranging from one ton micro excavators up to 8 ton excavators, ideal for gardening alterations, house extensions or new builds.   Dumpers range from one ton to six ton and we also hire out stock rollers and bobcat skid steer loaders.

Our prices are very competitive and we can deliver and collect to suit your requirements


Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital

Back of Shorts Sponsor

Located in Anlaby, Spire offers a complete private healthcare service to a wide variety of patients in East Yorkshire, providing treatments ranging from highly complex surgery to cosmetic procedures and minor medical illnesses.

The hospital has enjoyed an informal relationship with the club over the years, helping to support the recovery of several injured first team players, whilst club doctor Andrew Edwards heads a sports injuries triage clinic at the hospital where he works as an orthopaedic surgeon.

Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital has now made the step to become a new kit sponsor with the Robins for the first time, taking the main position on the back of the club’s home and away shorts in 2017.


McDonalds of Nottingham

Sock Sponsor

Part of the leading restaurant franchise in the world. Established in 2001 in Nottingham, Blades Restaurants has now grown to three city centre and four drive-thru restaurants with a turnover of £17 million. We serve over 4.5 million customers per year and employ 675 staff, one of the top independent employers in Nottingham. We’re proud to be amongst the fastest growing companies in the East Midlands over the past five years.

We’re passionate about working in the community, involving our management, staff and volunteers to win multiple ‘Love Where You Live’ awards. We also sponsor grass-roots sport teams as well as established community based and professional teams including the GB Ice Hockey Team and Nottingham Panthers Ice Hockey Club. Through our events and customer donations we also raised £26k in 2016 for the RMHC cause to provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families with children in hospital.