With preparations for the 2021/22 season in full swing, Milton Keynes Lightning are delighted to announce the ongoing support of Smith Construction Group.

Smiths could be described as a foundational MKL partner – the construction arm of the business was instrumental in the redevelopment of the Milton Keynes rink. The rink was completed in 2014 and MKL’s return from a temporary base in Coventry heralded the start of Smiths’ much valued support of MK Lightning. They have been by the club’s side ever since.

With the current and much-documented challenges facing all manner of organisations, it is great that the club can once again count on the support of Smiths – while also retaining the now familiar branding around the ice rink, on our players’ jerseys and of course, on the Olympia ice resurfacing machine.

John Banks, Director at Smith Construction Group commented “We have supported Milton Keynes Lightning for a number of years now and have stood alongside them through a few challenging periods. None of these matched up to the challenges we have all faced recently,  and it seemed only fitting that we should continue our support as MKL and its loyal supporters strive for a level of normality in the upcoming season”.

Claire Eason-Bassett, CEO of MKL was equally happy to welcome Smiths’ continued support, “We owe a great deal to our fantastic supporters and to the rock-steady support from our partner sponsors. Smiths, who have worked with the club for the past eight or nine years, are one such partner and we are genuinely excited about next season. We are really grateful to Smiths for continuing their support and look forward to working more closely with them”.

Smith Construction Group

The Smith Construction Group offer a broad range of services including groundworks, civil engineering, haulage, supply of materials (including sand, gravel, concrete and recycled aggregates) as well as all aspects of waste management

The Smith Construction Group comprises:

  • Smith Skips – their blue skips are a familiar sight across the Milton Keynes area
  • Smith Recycling – offering local environmentally friendly recycling services
  • Smith Construction – involved in commercial projects across Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire

Click here to visit Smith Construction Group or here to visit Smith Recycling