BADMINTONscotland marked yesterday’s 50 Days to Go to the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 by unveiling leading UK car retailer and leasing company Lookers as the Official Car Supplier to the Championships at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena from August 21-27.
Lookers’ Glasgow Audi franchise will provide a fleet of luxury Audi vehicles to transport the world’s best players, leading officials and dignitaries to the Championships over a 16 -day period taking in the build-up and departure days (Aug 14-29).
BADMINTONscotland Chief Executive Anne Smillie and Scotland’s Commonwealth Games and double European silver medallist Kirsty Gilmour met Cameron Wade, Franchise Director at Lookers Audi, at the Emirates Arena yesterday to run their eyes over the cars in the Lookers’ World Championships fleet.
Ms Smillie said: “We are absolutely delighted that Lookers has agreed to partner with the 2017 TOTAL BWF World Championships. As a leading UK car retailer and leasing company, it’s fitting that Lookers should become associated with the world’s leading badminton event. Lookers is no stranger to the sport of badminton and has been a friend to badminton events before – indeed Lookers provided a similar partnership at this year’s Yonex All England Championships.
“Transportation is a vital aspect of the running of any major event and it’s critical to work with the best in this area to ensure all involved from players to officials to delegates are transported effectively and efficiently throughout the Championships. I know that with the partnership with Lookers, the transportation element of this event is in very safe hands”
Lookers is a modern motor retailer who operate from more than 160 franchise dealerships, representing 31 vehicle manufacturers and deliver more than 200,000 vehicles a years to customers across the UK and Ireland.
Cameron Wade, Franchise Director at Lookers Audi, said: “We are extremely excited and proud to be supporting one of the biggest dates in the international badminton calendar. This tournament is a perfect match for us; as well as being a fantastic showcase for national and indeed international athletic talent and prowess, badminton has always had an important part to play in local communities across the UK, which reflects our own position and values as a retailer.”
Glasgow Audi are based at 520 Hillington Road, Braehead G52 4UB
The TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships 2017 will be staged at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena from 21-27 August.
It is being delivered by BADMINTONscotland in partnership with Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council and with funding support from EventScotland and The National Lottery through UK Sport.
Tickets available at www.glasgow2017.com/tickets