Harrod UK win Gold as Official Suppliers

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Harrod UK track records earns them gold at Commonwealth Games

Manchester 2002 Press shot.jpgJames Fawcett, Head of Procurement for Manchester 2002 (left) confirms the contract with Mark Harrod, Director and Les Saunders, Sales & Marketing Director (right)

The XVII Commonwealth Games in July this year are set to be the biggest sporting event on British soil this decade. It has already been declared the most successful Games ever, with more tickets sold than for any previous Commonwealth Games. 72 nations and over 5,000 sportsmen and women will come together to compete, making it the largest multi-sport event ever to be held in the UK.

For an event of this stature the competition in all areas is World Class and one UK Company with an International reputation has already taken the honours. Against stiff competition from other manufactures, Harrod UK have been nominated as official equipment suppliers for 4 major sports in the games.

All of the major venues will be supplied with Harrod UK equipment. Rugby Post, Post Protectors and Corner Flags at the City of Manchester Stadium, Hockey Goals, Nets and Corner Flags at the Belle View Complex, Netball Posts and Post Protectors at the Manchester Evening Arena, and Badminton Posts and Nets at the Bolton Arena will all be supplied and installed from Harrod UK's factory in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

The company has a superb reputation for the safety and quality of its Sports Equipment and it is not the first time that its products have been selected for a major international event. Their equipment is in use at international sporting venues from the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to the National Hockey Arena, Milton Keynes, and the European Football Championships (Euro 96) put Harrod UK's goals and nets before a worldwide audience of 8 Billion.

Sales & Marketing Director, Les Saunders is particularly proud of the company being nominated as official suppliers for Manchester 2002.

"The whole company is working towards Business Excellence and winning the nomination to be the official equipment supplier for so many major sports at such a prestigious event is an enormous boast for all the workforce. Every manufacturer continues to face tough competition in both overseas and home markets, and we are delighted that the organizers have recognised our market leading position for quality, safety and customer service".

For further details contact: Les Saunders at Harrod UK Ltd on 01502-509505 or by e-mail: les@harrod.uk.com

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