The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games continues to grow its list of industry leading sponsors, who are already working hard to supply equipment, services, and systems to a safe and successful Games. Two new providers and a new supplier join Birmingham 2022 at a critical time, less than eight months away from the start of the games, as the eyes of the world look ahead to the new year and the preparations being made for an incredible showcase of sport, culture and creativity across the region.
MTD, the global market leader in temporary water solutions, has been appointed as the Official Temporary Water Infrastructure Provider for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. MTD will provide the design, implementation, maintenance, and dismantling stages of every water installation across 24 competition, non-competition, training venues and three athlete villages.
Managing Director of MTD Group, Hans Verhoeven expressed his excitement: “We are proud to be awarded as an Official Temporary Water Infrastructure Provider for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. It is an honour for all our employees to contribute towards the success of the Games and to share our knowledge with local employees on how to supply safe drinking water to all temporary venues. For MTD, sharing knowledge will be our legacy, and this is embedded in our DNA. Secondly, we are very happy that we can help Birmingham 2022 with their sustainability objectives. We will demonstrate our sustainable water initiatives, including our real-time monitoring and digital data management with the Commonwealth community. It is our global purpose, to create a better future with sustainable water use.”
SLX, a leading hire and events company, has been appointed to supply the complete sports and broadcast lighting package for Birmingham 2022 next summer. Named as the Official Broadcast Lighting Provider, SLX will provide more than 2,000 LED fixtures to a wide variety of sports over the course of two weeks, at a number of venues at the Games.
SLX CEO, Alastair Currie commented: “Working together with Birmingham 2022 means a huge amount to SLX, as it enables us to continue to navigate our way through Covid-19 with more certainty. The contract has also helped us steer our social values and sustainability agenda, which is really driving change within our business. We are very much looking forward to working as a key partner to the Games and contributing to the legacy of Birmingham 2022 not only by delivering the broadcast lighting solution but also by supporting business and creating employment opportunities in Birmingham and beyond.”
Butterfly, through British distributor Ransome Sporting Goods, has been named as the official supplier of table tennis equipment, including their Butterfly Centrefold Rollaway table tennis table and Butterfly R40 3 Star ball.
Alan Ransome, Managing Director of Ransome Sporting Goods said: “As the exclusive British distributors for Butterfly, we are delighted to have been selected as the official supplier of table tennis equipment to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Butterfly is a world-famous brand and having the Commonwealth Games added to the list of major events that we have supplied is a very important boost for both Butterfly and for our company.”
Alastair Henderson, Head of Sponsor Services at Birmingham 2022 said: “As we end an exciting year of planning and preparations, we welcome our new sponsors on board. We look forward to continuing our close partnerships together into 2022 to deliver an exciting and memorable Games next summer.
“Our sponsors play a pivotal role in making Birmingham 2022 an outstanding Games, each bringing a high level of proficiency and expertise to create an unforgettable display of sport and culture.”
CGF CEO Katie Sadleir said: “We are delighted to welcome MTD, SLX and Butterfly to the Commonwealth Sport Family as they partner with us to help deliver a spectacular major multi-sport event at Birmingham 2022. It is a wonderful endorsement of the Commonwealth Games brand that Birmingham 2022 continues to attract market leaders to work alongside us to deliver a world class competition for the city, the region, the country and the Commonwealth.”
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will see around 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories compete in 19 sports and eight para-sports across 15 competition venues from 28 July until 8 August 2022. As the biggest event ever to be held in the West Midlands, it is expected to attract more than one million spectators to the city and have a global TV audience of 1.5 billion.