Liverpool firm secures La Liga COVID deal

Since the start of the pandemic DAM health in Liverpool has expanded its COVID testing service across the world and has now signed a deal with one of Spain’s biggest football clubs. Tony McDonough reports 

Espanyol chief executive José María Durán, left, and Liam Spence from DAM


Liverpool-based COVID-19 testing specialist DAM Health has signed a deal to provide tests for leading Spanish football club RCD Espanyol.

After striking similar deals with British clubs Glasgow Rangers and Crystal Palace, Dam will now provide regular coronavirus testing for players and other staff of Espanyol which is located in Barcelona and plays in La Liga, the Spanish top tier.

Earlier this year DAM also agreed a seven-figure partnership with Edinburgh Rugby, which will see the private medical firm open a test laboratory on the BT Murrayfield campus.

The deal with Espanyol follows a rapid expansion for DAM Health in Spain. The company has set up a specialist team in the country which has overseen the opening of more than 80 clinics.

From its south Liverpool base DAM has expanded rapidly to offer COVID testing both in the UK, in mainland Europe and as far afield as Mexico. Earlier this year the Mossley Hill-based business teamed up with technology educators Credersi to open a virtual reality training laboratory.

Director of partnerships, at DAM Health, Liam Spence, said: “DAM Health is quickly establishing itself as the preferred provider of PCR testing for some of the biggest sports clubs and organisations in Europe.

“Our business growth continues to be strong as testing for coronavirus remains essential for work and travel. These recent business wins, including with the various sports clubs that we are working with, is testament to our dedicated and hardworking team based at our headquarters in Liverpool and our employees in Spain.”

DAM Health is also an official sponsor of the Football For Change charity, launched by Liverpool FC star Trent Alexander-Arnold and Wolves captain Conor Coady. The company is one of the sponsors of the charity’s gala dinner taking place in Liverpool this weekend.

RCD Espanyol chief executive, José María Durán, added: “We are extremely satisfied with this agreement. It is important  for our club to keep on  expanding our network of providers with internationally well-renowned companies.”

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