The region's longest established motor dealer group, which operates Ford, Ford Direct, Kia, SEAT, Mazda and Mitsubishi dealerships across the region, is supporting the Club's promotion and first season in the Premiership as a Gold Partner.

Nas Khan, managing director of Jennings Motor Group, said; "Our history with Middlesbrough Football Club dates back nearly three decades and we are absolutely delighted to once again be involved and associated with the Club by becoming an official Partner.

"We operate seven dealerships in Teesside with the majority of staff and customers being Middlesbrough fans and supporters, so to be back in the Premier League is just fantastic. We would like to wish the Club every success for the 2016/2017 season and beyond."

To officially launch the new partnership, Middlesbrough Football Club legend Jonathan Woodgate took time out of his busy schedule to meet Jennings Motor Group's managing director, Nas Khan, at the Riverside Stadium.

Head of Partnerships Lee Fryett added; "We are delighted to welcome Jennings Motor Group to our growing portfolio of Club Partners.  The Club has a long-standing history of working with Jennings and we are looking forward to working closely with Nas and his team to develop a long lasting partnership."

Throughout the season, Jennings Motor Group will be advertising its products and services via LED advertising boards around the football pitch, as well as a number of vehicles being on display at selected home game. In addition to this, various competitions will also be running on Facebook throughout the season, giving customers the opportunity to win a number of prizes.

Jennings Motor Group has a long established history in the region and was one of the first main dealers in the UK to be appointed by Ford Motor Company to sell its cars in 1917.  Today, the company operates three Ford dealerships in Middlesbrough, Stockton and Gateshead, in addition to a Ford Direct branch in South Shields.

As well as Mazda, SEAT and Mitsubishi branches in operation across the region, 2013 witnessed the opening of Britain's biggest Kia dealership for Kia Motors and the biggest dealership to date for Jennings Motor Group.

The latest investment for the multi-award winning company, saw the opening of a brand new state-of-the art Harley-Davidson dealership in Gateshead. 

The new store complements the company's existing Leeds Harley-Davidson branch in West Yorkshire.