Glasgow 2014 has appointed leading commercial law firm Harper Macleod, as the first sponsor for the XX Commonwealth Games. The announcement is the first of three Tier 2 sponsors to be announced across a three week period.
Scottish law firm Harper Macleod will become the Official Law Firm of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and as such will provide a number of services, including legal support on commercial contracts, sponsorship, broadcasting, anti-doping, and licensing.
Jon Doig, Commonwealth Games Scotland Chief Executive was at Hampden Park today where the sponsorship was unveiled by Glasgow 2014 Chairman Lord Smith and Chief Executive David Grevemberg. They were joined by 30 schoolchildren from Mount Florida Primary school in Glasgow.
Glasgow 2014 Chairman Lord Smith said:”Harper Macleod is a highly respected Scottish law firm with great pedigree in the sporting world. The partnership with Glasgow 2014 is very much a “defining moment” in their history.
“We are really pleased to be in the position of appointing Tier 2 sponsors just under three years out from the Games. When you look at previous Games, we are ahead of the curve and hope to continue in a similar vein.
“Getting sponsors on board in this economic climate does have its challenges, but Glasgow 2014 has such a good story to tell that businesses like Harper Macleod couldn’t wait to be formally associated with us in this way.”