Oil and gas giants BP confirmed as Official Partner of Commonwealth Games England.

BPLondon-based international oil and gas company BP, has been confirmed as England’s latest Official Partner.

BP were confirmed as an Official Partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games earlier this week, and have agreed to sponsor England as the countdown to the Games continues.

As part of their sponsorship of the Games, BP will provide advanced fuels for the official Games vehicles and a mentoring scheme for 65 young people aged between 17 and 21, aiming to make them more employable and further underlining the Games’ legacy project.

Commonwealth Games England Chief Executive Adam Paker was delighted to bring another Official Partner on board:

“This is a fantastic sponsorship deal for both Commonwealth Games England and Glasgow 2014. I am very pleased to add such a great name to our list of Official Partners.

“To have a company of BP’s size and stature backing us is a real boost, especially after their successful support of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games just over 12 months away.”

Peter Mather, BP’s Group Regional Vice President for UK/Europe said:

“We are delighted to be supporting the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 which follows naturally on from our major partnership with the London Olympics and Paralympics.”

“We are committed to help the organising committee deliver outstanding Games for Scotland and the UK.”

England hopeful and London 2012 gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill also welcomed BP’s new deal:

“It is fantastic news that BP is to be a partner for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. It is important to the organisations as well as the athletes that such strong brands are there to give their support.”