Sports Marketing Expert
FIFA. UEFA. AFC. FIBA Consultant
Tourism N.I. Board
Lecturer at Queens University
" Peter has been involved in professional football for many years. He is extremely knowledgeable in the commercial side of football. Peter is well connected in football globally and has a strong reputation within the sector. He is extremely professional and a person who can be trusted. I have no hesitation in recommending Peter."
Ex Republic of Ireland international
" I got to know Peter many years ago and he is a very driven individual always striving to reach the next level. He is a very respected and trusted person within commercial world of football. He is enhancing his reputation on a daily basis working with some of the leading brands, assuring excellent sponsorship options with top clubs on a global level."
Global Head of Partnerships
West Ham United Football Club
" Peter is a pleasure to work with, showcasing a mixture of honesty and natural capacity to instinctively identify which brands would benefit from using our club as a platform to ensure they reach their objectives. I would highly recommend working with Peter"
Garry O’Hagan Scottish F.A. Former Operations Director and Club Secretary Hibernian F.C.
" I first met Peter Halpin back in 2009 when he was Commercial Manager with Glentoran FC. He was instrumental in brokering the deal that allowed me to bring Hibernian FC to Belfast and Dublin for preseason games in the July of that year. Whatever was asked of Peter, he delivered. I'd have no problems recommending Peter to any Club or Sponsor who are looking to engage his services."
Danny Macklin, CEO, Leyton Orient Football Club
" Always a pleasure to catch up with Peter - a very well connected expert and has opened up many doors for me in recent years. Knows the needs of clubs and desires of sponsors to a T!"
Daniel Lawrance - Chief Commercial Officer
" Peter was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. He works in a very swift and diligent manner presenting multiple options to suit all budgets and needs.
Peter and the team are thorough professionals and I would not hesitate to work with them again on future projects."
Ruben Guillem, Global Business Development and Licensing Manager, Valencia CF
" Peter is helping Valencia CF and myself to find the right partners. Peter understood quickly the DNA and the culture of the Club and always is bringing us great business opportunities.
Personally, I'm learning a lot from him thanks to his extensive knowledge and experience. He has some interesting key contacts which bring us throughout the year. He is also a very trusted proffesional."
Frank Jan Steinmann, Director International Sales, Vfl Wolfsburg
" Peter is a thorough professional and very kind person who leaves no stone unturned to deliver exactly what objectives each brand requires from a partnership he proposes. i would have no hesitation in recommending him."
Ben Kohler, HEAD OF Sports Desk & FX Fintech
" Working with Peter (Halpin Sport Sponsorship) was an absolute pleasure and extremely easy! Engaging in our first football sponsorship for Currency UK with the well renowned QPR FC, Peter worked with us as a consultant guiding us to create the correct blueprint and manage expectations. His relationship management and enthusiasm were exceptional and it was an absolute pleasure to work with a down to earth, genuinely nice guy. Thanks Peter!"
Euan Inglis, Commercial Director, Queens Park Rangers Football Club
" I had the pleasure of working with Peter when he introduced local company Ashville Aggregates to become our back of shirt partner for the 17/18 and 18/19 seasons. Peter is professional and has always acted with complete integrity in any of my dealings with Halpin Sponsorship."
Brian Caldwell, Chief Executive, Shrewsbury Town Football Club
" Our Commercial team worked closely with Peter Halpin and we were delighted that he assisted us in securing ‘The Energy Check Company’ to be our front of home shirt sponsors at Shrewsbury Town FC for the next 2 seasons. Peter is certainly someone we would recommend and look to use ourselves going forward"
Luke Gilsenan, Marketing Manager, K8-Casino
" Peter contacted me regarding potential sponsorship opportunities, after speaking with Peter he knew exactly what K8 Casino needed and he managed to secure us the Official Betting Partner with Cardiff City FC. Peter was always a phone call away when I needed any questions answering. I will undoubtedly use Peter again in the future and recommend him to any of my contacts."
David Broadbent, Commercial Manager, Huddersfield Town Football Club
" While Commercial Manager at Huddersfield Town, I worked with Halpin Sport Sponsorship who helped secure two new sponsors (Intensity Nutrition and MarathonBet) for us. Peter has always been great to deal with, very efficient and thorough and always willing to go the extra mile to help get the deal done. I will undoubtedly engage Peter’s services again in the future."
Mags Byrne, Managing Director at First for Players.com
" I got to know Peter (Halpin) in 2007 when he worked with Bohemian FC and he helped me organise what turned out to be a sold-out and very successful pre-season friendly between his club and Sunderland AFC in Dublin. Peter was a pleasure to work with. We kept in contact since and I always found him to be very astute commercially with his finger on the pulse, driven to succeed. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter."
Gary Belton, Head of Partnerships at Fair FX PLC
"I worked with Peter (Halpin Sport Sponsorship) on the Official FX Partnership of English Premier League Champions, Leicester City Football Club for the upcoming 2016/17 season. This was first partnership deal of this kind for both club and company and Peter’s guidance and relationship management between both parties was exceptional. Quite simply, the two-year deal agreed wouldn’t have happened without Peter’s input. I highly recommend Peters services and look forward to doing business again with Halpin Sport Sponsorship in the future."
Neil Clarke, Managing Director, Recycling UK Limited
" I would like to recommend Peter Halpin of Halpin Sport Sponsorship who are based in Ireland. Peter recently successfully brokered our main club/team sponsorship of TNS FC who are based at Oswestry. They are current Welsh Premier League Champions and currently competing in The Champions League qualifying stages. Peter fully understood our requirements for promoting our brand RUKGROUP.COM and had the expertise to bring both us and TNS FC to the table and conclude a brilliant minimum two year deal for both parties. Well done and good luck Peter."
Fintan Drury, CEO, Platinum One Group
"Peter Halpin is excellent at what he does because he brings old fashioned qualities to a sector that is badly in need of them. Peter is not flash. Peter is not one to “hob nob” or one for “jersey touching”; as one of Irish football’s greatest ever players calls it. Peter Halpin is, in recent times, starting to see success and it’s because of those qualities that it’s taken time to come but also why it will be sustained. Peter is now, among other things, consulting with FAPL and Championship clubs - business which is hard won and for which the competition is fierce. Peter is bright and talented with a passion for spirit; determined and hard working; painstaking in his assessment and preparation; integrity personified; commercially savvy. The final point is that Peter’s quiet and gentle disposition should not camouflage the fact that - not inappropriately given his work - Peter has balls!"
Patrick Lynch, International Affairs Manager, Institute of Technology, Sligo
" I have known Peter for over 5 years. He is a real "can do" person with a strong commercial acumen and excellent relationship/brand management skills. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter (Halpin Sport Sponsorship) to prospective commercial parties or indeed sporting organisations seeking fruitful and mutually beneficial commercial partnerships. You are in very capable hands!"
Sarah McPartlin, Brand Manager 7up, Pepsi & Mountain Dew, Britvic
"I worked with Peter during my time with Bohemian Football Club and found his strong commercial acumen and friendly nature made him a pleasure to work alongside. During his time in the club, Peter managed the commercial relationships with high profile brands such as Kelloggs, Nivea for Men, and Spin 103.8 and always did so with the utmost professionalism."
Paul Reeves, Head of Commercial Sheffield United Football Club
" Peter has worked with Sheffield United FC for the last 12 months and has made some very promising introductions for the football club. One significant betting partner was identified by Peter and he is also working on other large projects which could bring commercial opportunities to the table.
Peter is very pleasant to deal with as well as enthusiastic and we look forward to developing revenue with him over the coming seasons."
Aubry Ralph, Vice Chairman at Glentoran FC
"Peter is a very determined dedicated individual with some exceptional contacts with Blue Chip Companies During his time as Commercial Manager at Glentoran he secured Sponsorship deals with some Household names He has an eye for detail and is a meticulous planner He is also a very trustworthy and good natured human being."
Robert Dunne, CEO at GlycoSeLect, Former President Bohemian FC
" Peter is a determined and loyal professional. A great person to deal with, he has an eye for detail and an ability to see the wider implications. In his time at Bohemian FC, he contributed considerably to the club's resources through his commercial work and organised memorable events for the club. His own successful business is proof of Peter's ability."
Des Casey, Vice-President, UEFA
"I got to know Peter when he was General Manager of Dundalk Football Club during which time he oversaw the transformation of the club from an unprofitable organisation to a club which is financially secure. Peter developed Commercial activity which the Club by attracting Corporate Sponsors through perseverance, passion and professionalism."
Greg Coar, Head of Commercial & Marketing, Blackburn Rovers FC
" I have worked with Halpin Sport since early November and I have to say their diligent structured approach has been hugely impressive and indeed, sets them apart from many similar agencies. All prospective partners have been well targeted with an intelligent rationale and in a professional and determined manner.
They have opened dialogue with many potential partners and were instrumental in introducing Blackburn Rovers to Feisal Nahaboo of Probiz Excellence ltd – who have just confirmed a main shirt sponsorship until the end of the current season for a six figure fee."
Stephen Twaddell, President Europe, Kellogg Company
" We worked with Peter at Kellogg's over an extended period from the beginning of 2007. Throughout that partnership he displayed great attention to detail; deep understanding of our needs as a client and a tremendous focus on delivering value for money. I would always be happy to endorse Peter as a business partner who is hard working; totally professional and very committed to delivering value on the agreed outcomes."
Mark Whyte, Marketing Manager, Mirror Group Ireland
" I have had the pleasure of working with Peter Halpin for many years now, primarily within Irish domestic football circles. His deep knowledge of the overall sponsorship arena, it's place within an integrated marketing strategy and his understanding of client needs are second to none. Not that it's integral to a role such as this, but he's also a thoroughly nice bloke. I would have no hesitation in recommending his professional services and personally look forward to many more years of working together."
Christoph Haustein, Director Sales & Marketing, Crowne Plaza Hotel
"We have worked with Peter in the past providing a venue for his events, such as the successful Sunderland AFC Lunch and the Bohemian FC Gala Awards Night. We have found Peter to be a thoroughly professional partner whose dedication made sure all events went well for both the club and us as a venue. We look forward to working with Peter in the future and are happy to highly recommend him."
Gerry Cunningham, Managing Director, Fyffes Ireland
" In my capacity as the Managing Director of Fyffes Ireland I have dealt with Peter Halpin to maximise various opportunities for the Fyffes brand at Dundalk FC, Bohemian FC and Glentoran FC. Peter's enthusiasm for sport matched with a strong business acumen has enabled us to develop sports partnership agreements, which have delivered real returns for our brand and demonstrated excellent value for money."
Kevin Hunt, Former Captain, Bohemian FC
"I first met Peter when he became Commercial Manager at Bohemians when I was captain. During my ten year time in Dalymount Park, I always got wonderful support and encouragement from all Bohemians fans and as a Commercial Manager Peter was no different; always striving to help and succeeding in being a positive influence. Peter was a real driving force behind my Testimonial match and I am very sure it may not have gotten off the ground without him. Ironically, that day was my last day to say a proper goodbye to a club that is very close to my heart and that was Peters final day also! A great guy, I would be delighted to recommend him to anybody."
Lesley Callaghan, Former Marketing & Commercial Director, Sunderland AFC
" I worked with Peter in my capacity as Marketing and Commercial Director of Sunderland AFC in July 2007 when SAFC, under the management of Roy Keane, played Bohemians in a pre-season friendly. Throughout the planning process for the match and associated pre match event, I found Peter to be very personable and approachable as well as professional and well organised. As part of the match, Peter arranged a pre-match lunch event at the Crowne Plaza, Santry. The event was well organised and staged to a very high standard. All the requirements of Club Officials, our VIP guests as well as a number of our key corporate clients were well taken care of and more importantly, all guests spoke highly of the occasion. Peter and his team were very attentive throughout and the match and event both ran very smoothly. I enjoyed working with Peter and would be very happy to recommend him."
Brian Kerr, Former Republic of Ireland Manager
"Oriel Park, Dundalk, 21st April 1988, Final Score: Dundalk 1-1 St.Patrick's Athletic. I was the manager of the away side and we needed to win to become Champions. The home side needed just a point to win the League. I was shattered, but very proud!... Afterwards, a young Dundalk ball-boy (Peter Halpin) came up to me, shook my hand and said in all sincerity "Hard luck Brian, you will win the League soon but even Bobby Moore would struggle to mark Dessie Gorman (Dundalk's goalscorer) these days". It made me smile! He was right too, as we went on to win titles in Drogheda two years later and again in Dundalk itself in 1996. We met at a match in Dalymount a number of years later and had a good chat. He's a really good honest-to-God guy; sincere and true with passion, enthusiasm and a knowledge of sports sponsorship hardly matched in Ireland. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter for your club or project."
Ian Williams, Chief Operating Officer, The New Saints FC
" The New Saints are really pleased with the relationship that we’ve established with Peter Halpin and Halpin Sport Sponsorship. Peter was instrumental in assisting us with our new shirt sponsorship deal with the Recycling UK Group, securing a deal for us in a matter of days. Peter continues to work with the club, looking for and introducing prospective new companies interested in supporting our club. I would highly recommend his services to other clubs in the UK."
Pablo Ortiz - Borja Txasko Gamiz
Heads of Sponsorship Deportivo Alaves
" The first project we worked with Halpin Sport Sponsorship resulted in us securing a two year front of shirt deal with BetWay.
Working with Peter is a pleasure. He makes things very easy and simple. He is always willing to help us and offer us business opportunities. He is a great and reliable professional in this sector. He is very good at detecting the needs and wishes of his clients. We have no hesitation in recommending Halpin Sport Sponsorship."