Local firm sets up ID card scheme for supporters
the completion of the card
service are (left to right)
Geoff Wilson, IFA; Stephen
Brown, NTD; Jonathan McMeekin,
IFA and Andy Roberts, Payne
WHEN the Irish Football Association needed
new personal ID cards for all the members of its Adult and
Junior Supporters Schemes, it turned to Lisburn-based company
North Time & Data. The cards are being issued ahead of the IFA's
World Cup 2010 qualifying campaign, providing members with a
range of benefits.
The IFA has been working with North Time &
Data since 2005 and turned to them to develop and mass-produce
the ID cards.
The Ballinderry Road based company worked
with Payne Security, a leading UK company specialising in the
production of personalised, secure and branded ID cards on the
Over 3000 cards have already been produced at
Payne Security's facility in Mold, North.
They include a barcode on the reverse and the
cards were then posted directly to members, offering the IFA a
"The support by North Time and Data during the
transition period has been first class, and has saved us at the
IFA a lot of time and resource," said Jonny McMeekin, Database
Manager at the IFA, who provided all data for the production of
Stephen Brown of North Time & Data said they
were delighted to be involved in such a prestigious scheme
—"especially when it means supporting Northern Ireland's World
"The job went smoothly with Payne Security's
help, and the result is a highly professional, modern looking,
useful membership card for supporters"
Geoff Wilson Head of Marketing and Communications at the IFA
added: "Membership and Loyalty schemes have been very popular
especially, in the football arena, and we hope to continue to
develop our relationship with North Time and Data as our
membership scheme increases in numbers."