Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with CGI, the world’s 5th largest independent IT services company, for the next four years culminating in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast, Australia.
CGI will be the official Systems Integration, BPS and IT Outsourcing partner of Team Scotland, and has also extended its sponsorship across Team England and Team Wales.
The Commonwealth Games is the only time when elite athletes in the UK get the opportunity to represent their home nation when competing at a major multi-sport, global event. The teams who travel to the Gold Coast, Australia in 2018 will be a unique blend of emerging talent and established stars, able-bodied and para-sport athletes. The combination of 17 different sports will deliver a broader audience than any single sports sponsorship property. In addition, the Home Nation teams competing at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa in 2015 and St Lucia in 2017 will include many stars of the future.
Tim Gregory, President of CGI UK said, “We are delighted to partner with Team Scotland during this exciting period. The Glasgow Games in 2014 were a huge success for all three Home Nations and we are very excited to work with them all as they begin their four year journey to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
“When we started talking to the teams, we found that their values and commitment to developing talent were very closely aligned with those of CGI. We look forward to ‘travelling’ with them on their journey to the Gold Coast and bringing the Games to life for our clients and members. In the UK, CGI employs around 6000 professionals across Scotland, England, and Wales and our members, which is how we refer to our employees, are really excited about getting involved with their ‘national’ team.”
Michael Cavanagh, Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland said: “At Team Scotland we have an ethos that puts our team members at the heart of everything we do and we believe this makes a significant contribution to our success on the international stage.
“We are delighted that CGI, which also has a parallel track record of commitment to its members, has come on board and pledged its support to Team Scotland at this early stage in our preparations for Gold Coast 2018.
“Team Scotland had its most successful ever Games in Glasgow last year, backed by huge public support and this new partnership with CGI, will help us build on this outstanding platform going forwards. We very much look forward to working with CGI and contributing to their exciting member engagement strategy, as we continue our drive for success in 2018 and beyond.”
In the build up to the Games in 2018, CGI is developing a comprehensive programme of activities where members can not only get involved by winning tickets to sporting events, but are also being encouraged and supported to adopt healthier lifestyles through activities such as blogs, webcasts and visits by athletes, coaches and nutritionists to help CGI’s members develop awareness of the benefits of exercise and wellbeing. These activities will tie into CGI’s existing global health and wellness programme – ‘Oxygen’, which provides a range of health-related services and resources to CGI members worldwide.
Members will also have the opportunity to win a trip to the Commonwealth Games in 2018 through being nominated by their peers for demonstrating and embodying CGI’s core values of: partnership and quality; objectivity and integrity; entrepreneurship and sharing; respect; financial integrity and corporate social responsibility.