Rangers are new signing for Chamber

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EDINBURGH Chamber of Commerce has signed up an unlikely new member – Rangers Football Club.

The troubled Glasgow club has also joined chambers in its home city, Ayrshire, Perthshire and Renfrewshire as part of its new commercial arm, Rangers Business Alliance.

Raj Athwal, the recently appointed commercial business manager at Rangers, said the tie-in with the Capital’s business sector would give the Scottish Third Division champions access to “thousands of potential customers”.

Mr Athwal said he brought in six-figure revenues using similar methods during previous roles at Coventry City and Watford.

David Birrell, the chief executive of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are delighted that Rangers Football Club has joined the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.

“They will now be able to access our extensive membership benefits and services. In effect, it allows them to engage with the vibrant business community in the Capital.”