AN insurance firm is backing a North-East football team to Wembley glory.

Romero Insurance Brokers, who will open new offices in Thornaby, near Stockton, next month, have thrown their support behind Spennymoor Town ahead of their FA Vase clash with Tunbridge Wells on Saturday.

The company, founded in 1997, employs more than 100 people, and has made a donation to Ebac Northern League side Spennymoor's Wembley fund.

Ian Grasby, Stockton branch director, said: “We would love to see Spennymoor go all the way and bring the Vase back to the North-East.

“We are well aware of what the trophy is all about and we have read a lot about Spennymoor manager Jason Ainsley and the team's success, so it would be fantastic to see them win at Wembley.”

Mr Grasby said Romero, which specialises in commercial insurance and risk management for construction, chemical and manufacturing firms, would create new jobs in its expansion.

He said: “We want to recruit enthusiastic, hard-working local people who want to work for a company very much on the up.”