Opus Energy Backs Corby’s Great Olympic Hope
on: September 03, 2009, 10:18 am
Author: Opus Energy
Energy, a leading independent electricity supplier to UK businesses,
is proud to announce it’s sponsorship of one of Britain’s
most promising young hopes for London 2012, Northamptonshire-based
gymnast Daniel Keatings.
from Corby, 19 year old Daniel has been in world-beating form
this year. With a silver medal in the All Around final at the
Senior European Championships, Britain’s first ever All
Around medal in a major championship, and a bronze on the Pommel
Horse at a World Cup Event.
set the gymnastics world alight last year when he became Junior
All Around Champion at the European Championships, including an
amazing four gold medals. His final haul, which also included
team gold and another individual bronze, was the first time a
British gymnast had ever achieved such a feat.
current focus is the World Championship coming up in October,
taking place at the O2 Arena in London. The event will be a glimpse
of his ultimate dream of winning a medal on home soil at London
2012. Daniel has already had a taste of the Olympics after representing
Great Britain in Beijing.
Energy, whose head offices are in Northampton, will be supporting
Daniel all the way up to London 2012. The firm’s sponsorship,
which will cover essentials such as coaching, competition fees,
equipment and travel, will allow him to dedicate his time solely
to achieving success in the sport without having to find alternative
ways of generating income.
a Junior Ambassador for Northamptonshire Enterprise, Daniel also
promotes sport and exercise in local schools.
studied at Kingswood School and his potential for stardom was
evident from the age of nine when he became part of the Junior
British Gymnastics Squad, after winning his first national gold
medal. His first major medal came in 2007 when he won silver on
the Pommel Horse at the Senior European Championships.
will be keeping a blog that will provide updates on his progress,
which can be found at: www.opusenergychallenge.com
on Opus Energy’s sponsorship of Daniel, Charlie Crossley
Cooke, Managing Director at Opus Energy, said:
Energy is proud to be sponsoring a local world class athlete.
Daniel is showing huge potential and we are delighted to be able
to support him in a way that will allow him to focus on his dream
of success. He’s had a great year and we wish him every
success for the World Championships in October. We will all be
following his progress closely.”
Daniel Keatings said:
delighted to have the backing of a local business like Opus Energy.
Their support gives me the peace of mind that I know I can dedicate
all my time to training towards my dream of Olympic success.”
Energy is a leading independent supplier of electricity to UK
businesses. With offices in Northampton and Oxford, Opus Energy
employs over 230 people.
Energy supplies over 50,000 UK business sites across all sectors.
Large customers include: Stagecoach, Thorntons, Farmfoods, FirstGroup,
and John Lewis.
Energy’s management team has a 50 per cent stake in the
business, while International Power Plc (LSE:IPR.L) holds 30 per
cent and Telecom Plus Plc (LSE: TEP.L ) has 20 per cent.
further information about Opus Energy, please see www.opusenergy.com
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