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Queen's Jubilee Baton Relay Partners
who all share our vision for the Relay and the Games

Cadbury, our Presenting Partner

CadburyAs Presenting Partner of The Queen’s Jubilee Baton Relay, Cadbury has invested significant amounts of resources into the Relay and the XVII Commonwealth Games. The multi-million pound sponsorship package will ensure that the Relay is taken nationwide and to all corners of the United Kingdom.

As the leader in the UK chocolate market, Cadbury is one of the world’s largest chocolate producers and a major force in the international confectionary industry. Founded in 1824 as a one-man business, quality, trust and corporate integrity have been synonymous with the Cadbury name from the start.

Andrew Cosslett, Managing Director of Cadbury Trebor Bassett said: “We feel that Cadbury is a perfect fit for the Games’ initiative not least because of our strong heritage and presence across the UK, but also because the universal mass appeal of our product will be reflected by the thousands taking part in The Queen’s Jubilee Baton Relay.”

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), our Broadcast Partner

BBCThe BBC is the Host Broadcaster for the Games and the Relay and will provide live coverage across both events. The BBC is a world leader in high-quality programming and a pioneer in radio, television and online technologies. With as many as 200 cameras a day and 1,200 broadcasting staff at our disposal, we know that we will be guaranteed the best coverage available anywhere in the world. The BBC’s coverage of major events is part of the tapestry of our lives and we hope that The Queen’s Jubilee Baton Relay will become an important part of that rich body of work.

The Guardian Media Group (GMG), our Media Partner

GuardianGuardian Media Group (GMG) is the Official Media Sponsor of the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games and an Official Media Partner of the Queen’s Jubilee Baton Relay.

GMG is a diverse media group operating more than 70 titles across national, regional and local newspapers, magazines, the internet, radio and television. Flagship titles include The Guardian, The Observer, Manchester Evening News, Guardian Unlimited and Manchester Online. GMG is not in business purely for profit. It believes in serving the public interest in a variety of ways.

The Relay, which will involve millions of people - either as runners, spectators along the route, or at the community celebration events - provides GMG with an important platform to promote its community ideals.

First, Official Supporter of the Baton Relay

FirstFirst is an Official Supporter of the Queen's Jubilee Baton Relay and will provide nine buses for the duration of the Relay. First is a UK based leading international passenger transport group, with annualised turnover of £2 billion and 50,000 employees across the UK and North America. First are the UK's largest bus operator, a major force in railways - running one fifth of the passenger rail network – and London's only tram operator. Overseas First are the second largest operator of yellow school buses in the United States and a leading provider of transit contracting.

Minor Planet, Supporter of the Baton Relay

Minor PlanetUtilising the satellite-based global positioning system, Minorplanet's advanced technology will relay the position of the runners to its Operations Centre in Leeds where information will be collected and plotted on digital street level maps. These maps will then be made available to the Baton Relay section of the Commonwealth Games’ website where visitors will be able to see the exact location of the runners in real time, the route taken so far, and the distance covered to date.

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