AN Aberdeen social enterprise that makes bespoke snoods under licence agreements has landed a contract with Celtic Football Club.

The deal allows SQUAD to sell the Celtic branded snoods on its website and to third parties.

It is the latest in a series of big names the firm, backed by social entrepreneur and Aberdeen Football Club director Duncan Skinner, has secured contracts with since being set up by entrepreneur Collette Norval last year.

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Ms Norval, who was made redundant from Wood Group PSN’s commercial graduate programme when the oil and gas downturn struck, already counts BrewDog, the Scottish Football Association, Edinburgh Rugby, Glasgow Warriors and The Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk among her clients.

The company is licensed to make branded snoods for seven of the 12 football clubs currently in the Scottish Premiership.

SQUAD, which has been backed by Business Gateway Aberdeen City & Shire, plans to donate all of its profits to charity via The Skinner Charitable Trust.

Ms Norval , who set up the business with the help of a loan from the trust, said the backing of Mr Skinner has “undoubtedly opened a lot of doors for us”. She noted: “Securing the deal with Celtic has the potential to raise our profile on a global scale while the BrewDog and The Kiltwalk orders highlight our products’ appeal to commercial businesses and charities.

“Because no product run is too small and our snoods are bespoke, we appeal to corporates, sports teams of all sizes, individuals, charity events, and we’ve even had an order for a dog SQUAD scarf.”

Gordon Mackay, of Business Gateway, added: “Collette and her team have worked hard to cement relationships with some of the country’s top sports teams and are now reaping the rewards.”