Dublin 21 November, 2014 – Shamrock Rovers’ official sponsor Pepper Ireland has congratulated the team on their outstanding achievement of advancing to the qualifying stages of the Europa League tournament.
Rovers secured their qualifying spot in the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League after finishing in fourth position in the Airtricity League, Premier Division. The club, which recently signed former Irish international midfielder Keith Fahey, was the first Irish team to qualify for the UEFA Europa League group stage in 2011.
Pepper Ireland CEO, Paul Doddrell congratulated the Dublin based team: “We are delighted for Shamrock Rovers on such a great achievement and would like to wish them the very best of luck in the Europa League. Pepper is very proud to be lead sponsor of such an ambitious and determined club.”
Shamrock Rovers chairman, Jonathan Roche said: “The team are thrilled to have made it this far and are very grateful for Pepper’s support. We look forward to the coming tournament and our ongoing partnership with our lead sponsors.”
The Hoops’ success coincides with Pepper recently being named a National Champion for Ireland in The European Business Awards 2014/15, shortlisted from over 24,000 companies across 33 European countries. Pepper Ireland will now go through to the next phase of the competition, where it will compete at European level for The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €26-150m.
Pepper Ireland is a leading servicer of third-party loan portfolios, asset management and advisory services spanning a range of asset classes including residential mortgages, commercial mortgages, auto finance, unsecured loans and equipment finance. The company currently employs over 240 people in Shannon and Dublin and has over €10 billion of assets under management. Pepper in Ireland is part of the Pepper Group, a global financial services business, specialising in Lending, Advisory and Asset Management Services.
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