BP, one of the world’s leading international oil and gas companies, has been revealed as the latest Official Partner for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and will also become an Official Partner of Team Scotland.
As part of the support for Glasgow 2014, BP will provide advanced fuels for the official Games vehicles.
The Partnership with Glasgow 2014 will see BP launch a mentoring scheme for 65 young people aged between 17-21 to help give them the chance to develop skills that will help make them more employable. They will also take part in a number of projects in their local communities reflecting BPs commitment to Scotland, their Glasgow 2014 partnership and the Games legacy.
Lord Smith of Kelvin, Chairman of Glasgow 2014, said: “We are delighted to welcome BP into the Glasgow 2014 sponsor family as a company with such a strong global brand, but with roots that are firmly in Scotland.
“This is an exciting partnership and with BP’s successful track record in supporting sport, we are looking forward to developing some exciting opportunities with them from now until Games time.”
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.”
Trevor Garlick, BP North Sea Regional President, added:
“BP is a major employer and investor in the North Sea and is committed to continuing its long history of supporting the wider communities in which it operates. We are pleased to be contributing to what will be a fantastic festival of sport.”
Welcoming the announcement, Michael Cavanagh, Chairman Commonwealth Games Scotland, said: “We are delighted that BP has signed up as a sponsor of both Glasgow 2014 and Team Scotland. We are particularly pleased to see that a worldwide company with such strong Scottish roots has made a further commitment to invest in world-class athletes and sport events of this stature. We look forward to sharing our journey to the Games with them over the coming months.”
Stef Reid London 2012 Paralympic Games silver medallist in the long jump said: “BP’s on-going support has made a huge difference to me personally, allowing me to stay focused on my training. After winning a silver medal in London, I’m excited about making my mark in history and will attempt to compete for Scotland in Glasgow 2014 in the able-bodied long jump.”