A leading multinational company with an annual revenue in excess of £2 billion has thrown its weight behind Man of Sperrin.
In what is a huge boost to the event, SIG Insulation, part of the SIG Group – one of the leading distributors of specialist building products in Europe – has pledged its support for Ireland’s newest sportive.
The company, whose shares trade on the London Stock Exchange, and who are listed on the prestigious FTSE 250 index, have joined Braidwater as backers of Man of Sperrin, with Ken Jackson, Sales and Marketing Manager SIG Ireland identifying strongly with the aims of the event:
“Man of Sperrin will showcase some of the finest scenery in Ireland, much of it largely unknown and unseen by the wider public” said Jackson.
No stranger to top level sports as a player, coach and administrator, Jackson, a former commercial manager with Connacht Rugby, sees partnership as a key component of the event: “It’s a new event which is people-based and also helps support local communities” he states. “While a large pan-European business, SIG has a significant long-term ‘local’ presence in Omagh and we’re thrilled to be working alongside Braidwater Homes, the other event partners and the passionate organising committee.”
Man of Sperrin event chairman, Ciarán Doherty, has expressed his delight at the announcement, reaffirming the long term vision for the sportive.
“We want to run the best event possible. The support of companies like SIG and Braidwater make this possible. They see what we are about and they like it. We’re delighted to have them on board and are hopeful of further partnership announcements in the near future.”
“We’re just over three weeks away from the event now so preparations are really beginning to ramp up. We’re looking forward to June 11 and would encourage anyone anticipating taking part to register online in good time to guarantee their place.”