The Savige Pest Control Ipswich Jets are truly grateful for the continued support from one of their long-term partners, Articulate Framing. Even with the prospect of no football being played, business owner Steve Rainbow was one of the first companies to come back and offer support to the club in 2020 and 2021.
The partnership between Articulate Framing and the Savige Pest Control Ipswich Jets began when the club needed help with an urgent framing job in 2013. Steve and his team at Articulate Framing were invited to a function as a thank you, and the following year started their true involvement with the club as sponsors. You will see their logo proudly featured on the back of the Colts playing shorts and the training shirt. In 2020, Articulate Framing also began to sponsor our “Players Player” award, presented to one Intrust Super Cup Player and one Hastings Deering Colts player after each game, as to who they feel was best on field. This award is a beautiful handcrafted wooden watch with the game date and round engraved on the back.
Articulate Framing is a family run and owned business located in downtown Ipswich. The business was established in 2007, where on his own, Steve built a successful business from the ground up. In 2017, Steve employed his son Adrian, and have now successfully created a father and son team providing a range of custom picture framing solutions for the community and surrounds. Other services you can rely on Steve and his team for are replacing glass, cutting mats and frames, stretching canvas artworks, and they have a real knack of creating great pieces with jerseys and memorabilia.
With the recent development of the COVID 19 virus and the effect it has had on a lot of businesses in the area, Articulate Framing has been one of the few businesses that have continued to trade during these difficult times. Following Federal Government guidelines, they have put in place regular cleaning routines, hand sanitisers, and signage, offering a safe and personal service to all customers.
Steve Rainbow said, “We are a lot luckier than some businesses, but we have worked hard in keeping people informed of what we are doing and what we could offer through these times, with both continued advertising and daily Facebook updates. Financially for us, it has certainly been a challenge in general business terms. Still, we worked through day by day and have managed to keep Adrian employed even though we weren’t able to access the Government assistance packages. We had already made our commitment to the Ipswich Jets for the 2020 season and decided early that this would remain in place to assist the club to support its players and staff. We knew it would help the club to maintain welfare and prepare the teams for the 2021 season”.