Bradford Bulls appoint former Mars employee in important club role

Bradford Bulls have announced the appointment of Ian Stafford as the club’s new Commercial Manager.

Ian will be working alongside Commercial Director Joe Pitts, focusing primarily on the club’s commercial operation.

Ian has worked in a variety of roles within the sales industry for various blue-chip companies – including Mars, Incorporated!

A Bradford fan since the summer Super League era began, Ian has travelled home and away – and now wants to give something back to the club.

“I am delighted to be joining the Bradford Bulls as Commercial Manager – having watched the club over the last twenty plus years, it is a dream job for me,” said Ian.

“I will be bringing passion, hunger and my knowledge of the sales industry to the role with an aim to continue strengthening our existing partnerships – whilst extending our reach to new businesses.

“This club still boasts a fantastic following and that has translated into even bigger numbers digitally.

“In the last 12 months alone, we recorded nearly 2 million impressions on Instagram – we have a huge reach and that opens up opportunities for businesses wanting to increase their exposure through partnerships with us.

“We are running seven teams in 2022 – First Team, Reserves, Academy, Scholarship, Women’s, PDRL and Wheelchair – the possibilities in terms of supporting the club and these teams are endless.

“I would encourage anyone who feels our huge fanbase can be of benefit to them to get in touch with myself or Joe and see how we can work together moving forward.

“Odsal Stadium too provides huge opportunities for businesses – with Stock Cars, Rugby and concerts taking place this year – there is no better time to be in partnership with the club.”

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