Gregory Distribution has agreed a sponsorship package with five leading west country sports people as they prepare for the London Olympics in two years’ time.
It is sponsoring world champion swimmer Liam Tancock, Olympic modern pentathlon silver medallist Heather Fell, world champion wind-surfer Nick Dempsey, UK 800m champion Jemma Simpson and the UK champion pistol shooter Gorgs Geikie.
Together they make up Team Gregory and feature on the sides of some of Gregory’s 44ft trailers. Gregory is based in North Tawton in Devon with depots across the South West including Cullompton and Old Sodbury with further operations in the Midlands and Scotland. It operates more than 400 trucks and has some 1,200 employees.
Chief executive John Gregory said: “We are a west country business with roots that go deep across the region. We wanted to support west country born or based individual athletes to realise their sporting ambitions and we have created a team of outstanding talents who are committed and totally focussed on what they want to achieve.
“We want as many people as possible to follow their progress in the press, on our website, through Facebook and Twitter and to celebrate real Westcountry success. Our contribution is to raise awareness of what these fantastic young people are doing and to make everyone really proud of them.”