Official systems integration, BPS and IT outsourcing partner - Team England welcomes CGI.
Following its huge success in Glasgow 2014 - in which Team England topped the medals table for the first time since 1986, Commonwealth Games England secured CGI as its first major partner for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Global IT specialist, CGI, has signed-up to become Team England’s official systems integration, BPS and IT outsourcing partner.
In the UK, CGI employs around 6,000 professionals across England, Scotland and Wales, with around 4,000 in England. CGI is among the leading independent information technology and business process services firms in the world.
The partnership will see Commonwealth Games England support CGI’s internal engagement strategy by providing access to industry experts, athletes, sports, performance coaches and nutrition experts. This will encourage its employees (members) to adopt healthier lifestyles, develop awareness of the benefits of exercise and wellbeing and learn how sporting excellence can transfer to business.https://www.cgi.com/en
Kurki is the Official Kit supplier to Commonwealth Games England.
Kukri Sports is an international sportswear manufacturer that supplies quality bespoke team wear to over 100 sports. Formed in 1999, Kukri partners with thousands of teams, schools and universities across the globe, including elite teams such as Lancashire County Cricket Club, Ulster Rugby and Hockeyroos.
Kukri's mission from the outset was to give clubs a choice, an identity, and to be proud of their club colours. With quality product and a professional service, they quickly established themselves as a leading sports brand.
From humble beginnings, they now pride themselves on being an international sportswear manufacturer supplying bespoke teamwear for over 100 sports.
Kukri has eight offices around the world, from North America to Australasia, with global headquarters in the UK.http://www.kukrisports.co.uk
- Shakespeare Martineau
Shakespeare Martineau is the Official Legal Partner of Commonwealth Games England.
Shakespeare Martineau is the leading law firm in the Midlands, strong in London, connected globally.
Working with organisations of all sizes, the firm delivers a broad range of specialist legal services, and has particular expertise across sectors including but not limited to: energy, education, banking & financial services, healthcare, investment funds, and advanced manufacturing.
With over 850 people, Shakespeare Martineau has a combined aggregate annual turnover of approximately £73m, with offices in Birmingham, Leicester, London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Solihull, Stratford upon Avon, Sheffield and Brussels.http://www.shma.co.uk
- STA Travel
STA Travel is the Official Travel Partner of Commonwealth Games England
Born out of Australia, the location for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, STA Travel has been providing adventurous travel for over 35 years. With a global distribution network, STA Travel is today the largest student and youth travel specialist. With over 400 stores in 85 countries worldwide and 24/7 global travel help, wherever you’re going STA Travel aren’t far away!
STA Travel’s mission is to provide travel packages for people passionate about fun, adventurous, educational travel. STA provide a full and flexible travel service, from inspiring your adventure, to assisting with best rate flights and accommodation, offering assistance with insurance and visas, and even opportunities to work, learn and volunteer abroad.
STA Travellers are passionate about wanting to learn more about the world and about themselves.http://www.statravel.co.uk
For over 40 years arena has equipped the world’s leading swimmers and lovers of watersports with racing, training, and leisure swimwear and accessories built on a foundation of in-depth research, technical know-how, and an unyielding commitment to quality.
Launched in 1973 by inspirational sports-lover and entrepreneur Horst Dassler, arena was the first swimwear company to engage in textile and fluid dynamics research in a quest to develop the ultimate in hi-performance, durable swimwear for both the competitive and recreational swimmer. Most recently, the company’s breakthrough Powerskin Carbon range has returned unprecedented results at swimming’s leading events, and continues to set trends with its cutting-edge technology.
arena is an official sponsor and technical partner of swimming’s global governing body, FINA, along with some of the world’s most prominent national federations, including the US, Australia, the Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, South Africa and Sweden. Over the years the company has also sponsored and equipped an elite stable of the sport’s outstanding athletes, with Team England’s Adam Peaty among them.
With its headquarters in Tolentino, Italy, arena has a presence in 116 countries around the globe, including direct representation through wholly-owned subsidiaries in Italy, France, Germany/Austria and the USA. The group also employs a network of 35 qualified business partners in 100 countries, while the Japan-based Descente Group owns and manages the brand in 11 countries of the Far East.https://www.arenawaterinstinct.com/en_uk/
Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.
The Abu Dhabi-based airline is synonymous with sport, having flown thousands of elite athletes, coaches and supporters around the globe from Manchester City’s title winning squads to England Cricket’s T20 2016 runner-up team. In April 2018, the airline is set to fly Team England to the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast.
Etihad offers three daily departures from London Heathrow, twice daily from Manchester and five departures a week from Edinburgh with fast connections to Abu Dhabi and onwards to over 100 destinations worldwide. For more information, please visit: etihad.comhttp://www.etihad.com/en-gb/
- Grange Hotels
Grange Hotels is an Official Supporter of Commonwealth Games England.
Grange Hotels offers an extensive range of 4-Star and 5-Star hotel accommodation in some of the best locations London has to offer, effortlessly linking traditional comfort with modern facilities and their hallmark attention to detail. Combining state-of-the-art conference and events facilities with a wealth of history and local tradition, the Grange Hotels luxury portfolio offers an inspirational selection of meeting and events venues in central London.
For these reasons Commonwealth Games England selected the Grange St Paul’s as the host venue for both the 2014 Glasgow Games Queen’s Baton Relay breakfast, the post Games athletes party and the Team England Olympic Celebration event 2016. Grange Hotels continue to support Team England through the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Whether you are in the capital for business or for pleasure, Grange Hotels' beautifully appointed bedrooms, exclusive dining facilities, and flexible conference spaces are designed to make your visit memorable, for all the right reasons.https://www.grangehotels.com
- National Express
National Express is an Official Supporter of Commonwealth Games England.
National Express is a leading transport provider delivering services in the UK, North America, Germany, Spain and Morocco. Every year more than 800 million journeys are made on their buses, trains, light rail services and coaches.
A long term partner of Commonwealth Games England, National Express joined Team England soon after the Commonwealth Games in Delhi 2010. National Express supported Team England through Glasgow 2014 and the two Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa and the Bahamas and will continue to support the Team at the Gold Coast Games in 2018.http://www.nationalexpressgroup.com
- Birmingham 2022
In December 2017, England was awarded the rights to host the next Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.
Sitting at the heart of the UK, and standing for the diversity of the Commonwealth, Birmingham is perfectly positioned to attract people to the Games and to ensure that the benefits of hosting extend from the city and region, to the UK and the Commonwealth.
One of the youngest cities in Europe, Birmingham is vibrant and richly diverse. It is well known for always offering a warm welcome to visitors from around the world.
Birmingham has a wealth of existing sports venues, arenas and conference halls that are ideal for hosting sport during the Games. With 95 per cent of the competition venues already in place, Birmingham 2022’s Games will be both prudent and innovative.http://www.birmingham2022.com