The Co-operative Motor Group and Notts County FC Join Forces
Released on: August 03, 2010, 4:05 am
The Co-operative Motor Group
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,
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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