Travel company sponsor rugby players at Northampton Saints

Howard Packman in action against Wasps.
Howard Packman in action against Wasps.

A company based in Wyboston is sponsoring two rugby players at Northampton Saints.

UNIGLOBE Prestige Business Travel are sponsoring Howard Packman and Michael Paterson.

Howard Packman enjoyed early successes with Wellingborough RFC and Old Northamptonians before signing for the Saints Academy, moving to the first team squad at 18. His lightning pace and ability to change direction at speed define his strength on the wing, earning him a place in the England squad for the Under-20s Six Nations Championship in 2014.

Michael Paterson, who brings a wealth of experience to the Saints forwards, joins the squad as lock, after impressive seasons with both Sale and Cardiff Blues.

Considered a serious contender for All Blacks selection, whilst playing for the Crusaders and Hurricanes in his native New Zealand, Michael also qualifies to play for England and represented the national squad against the Barbarians in 2014 and again on tour to New Zealand.

Sarah Blake and Louisa Morrey, owners of UNIGLOBE Prestige Business Travel, provide bespoke travel management services to businesses nationwide. Visit www.uniglobeprestige.co.uk