The Co-operative Motor Group and Notts County FC Join Forces



Released on: August 03, 2010, 4:05 am
Author: The Co-operative Motor Group
Industry: Automotive

The Co-operative Motor Group has today announced an official partnership between its Haydn Road site and Notts County Football Club, which sees the business become the official preferred supplier of new cars to the Midlands club.

The initial agreement will run for the 2010/2011 season and will see The Co-operative Motor Group provide vehicles for use by the First Team Manager, Craig Short, Assistant Team Manager, Dave Kevan and the Head of Conference and Banqueting, Paul Fearon.

The trio will now be driving a Nissan Qashqai, a Chrysler 300c and a Dodge Journey, all thanks to The Co-operative Motor Group who specialise in providing high quality new and used cars across the UK.

The Co-operative Motor Group, re-branded from Sunwin Motors last year, will be promoting the partnership at their Haydn Road site, which is home to Renault, Nissan and Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealerships, through a series of joint marketing and branding initiatives. The partnership will also be promoted to Club spectators on match days and will be featured on the Notts County Football Club official site.

Notts County Chairman Ray Trew said: “This is another superb partnership that demonstrates the valuable support the Club has amongst the business community.

“The Co-operative Motor Group recognised the benefits we could bring to their business – and they filled a need we had for some quality vehicles. We hope it’s the start of a long and very successful partnership.”

Gary Dighton, General Manager at The Co-operative Motor Group, Nottingham, said:“We’re excited to become the preferred car supplier to Notts County. In-keeping with our own brand, the club has a strong heritage and is committed to caring for the community, running education and social inclusion programmes.”


Notes to Editors

About The Co-operative Motor Group:
The Co-operative Motor Group is one of the UK’s leading motor groups with 24 sites across the North West, Yorkshire, and the Midlands. The company, part of The Co-operative Group, represents 10 of the major manufacturers including Mazda, Renault, Nissan, Land Rover, Peugeot, Fiat, Suzuki, Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep

The Co-operative Group stands apart from other major retailers in the UK as a business which is owned, not by a small group of shareholders, but by more than five million consumers. With core interests in food, financial services, travel, pharmacy, funerals and farms, it has an annual turnover of £14 billion, employs 123,000 staff and operates over 5,000 retail trading outlets handling more than 20 million weekly transactions.

Following the acquisition of the Somerfield supermarket chain in March 2009, The Co-operative Food is the fifth largest food retailer. The Co-operative Financial Services is one of the largest and most diversified financial mutual businesses, operating The Co-operative Bank, The Co-operative Insurance and Britannia.

The Co-operative is the UK’s number one provider of funeral services, the third largest retail pharmacy chain, a leading travel retailer, supplying the travel needs of more than three million people annually, and is the UK’s largest farmer.

Among its other businesses are The Co-operative Motor Group, The Co-operative Electrical and The Co-operative Legal Services.

Contact Details: Alex Anderson
Senior Public Relations Officer
The Co-operative Group
Tel: 0161 266 3416



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