The transfer window is now open again, prompting plenty of speculation across the world of football as to who could be on the move before it slams shut again in early October.
But when it comes to getting a ‘good deal’ for a ‘signing’, Wolves Foundation know they are onto a winner with the fantastically generous support provided by DIS Group.
DIS Group are an award-winning Wolverhampton-based digital print, sign and graphics specialists who became Wolves’ official print partners last summer.
Through that link they have also now provided some vital support for the Foundation, offering excellent value-for-money deals that everyone wants in the transfer window, or in some cases providing free pro bono support for the charity.
“We had been working with Wolves for a few years on various signage and graphic projects, before becoming official print partners ahead of last season,” says Dave Purcell, sales director at DIS Group.
“We have a great working relationship with the club, and do most of the signage and graphics which are seen both at Molineux and the Compton training ground.
“It was from there that we got introduced to the Foundation, and got to know more about the incredible work that they do.
“It made sense for us to try and work with them and help where we could by using our expertise to extend their reach.
“We try and help when we can, in doing work where we are able just to cover our costs, but also providing support free of charge if at all possible.”
DIS Group have been established for 23 years, and, although based in Wolverhampton, have expanded substantially during that time to work closely with a number of major global brands.
Their design work has been viewed at Paris Fashion Week, London Cocktail Week and the home of English football at St George’s Park and they have also provided graphics for Rolls Royce, Christian Dior and Virgin Active.
Their work in the local community however remains vitally important to the all at DIS, and their support for the Foundation began with producing signage for the Arena at Aldersley.
During the Covid-19 pandemic they printed hundreds of activity books which the Foundation distributed to local schools, printed the charity’s branding on shirts and produced pin badges for Nuno and his staff for the focus fixture against Everton, and donated prizes – including a signed shirt - for a drawing competition which helped keep young people occupied during their time away from school.
“During this crisis the Foundation had to stop a lot of their work and couldn’t visit schools,” Dave explains.
“They asked if we could help with printing some activity books to send out, and doing that free of charge was the least we could do to show our support.
“Not all that many people know about us but we have grown from Wolverhampton to be something of a success story by now carrying out work across the world.
“But we remain very proud of Wolverhampton and of Wolves, and always want to give something back when we can.
“I am not sure people fully understand the extent of the Foundation’s work and what they do in schools, working with people with disabilities and helping people less fortunate than ourselves.
“They are very much part of the club and make everyone feel part of Wolves, engaging with a lot of fans who need their support and might otherwise feel alienated.
“The Foundation is such a worthy cause, and we are proud to be involved with them.”
Wolves Foundation and DIS are delighted to announce that the winner of the drawing competition, for his cheery and colourful entry, is Jack. DIS were so impressed with the standard of the entries that all the finalists will be receiving £15 worth of vouchers for the Wolves Megastore.