Queen's Jubilee Baton Relay Partners
who all share our vision for the Relay and the Games
Cadbury, our Presenting Partner
Presenting Partner of The Queens 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 worlds 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 Queens Jubilee
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), our
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 BBCs coverage of major events is part
of the tapestry of our lives and we hope that The Queens Jubilee
Baton Relay will become an important part of that rich body of work.
The Guardian Media Group (GMG), our Media Partner
Media Group (GMG) is the Official Media Sponsor of the Manchester 2002
Commonwealth Games and an Official Media Partner of the Queens Jubilee
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
First, Official Supporter of the Baton Relay
First 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
Utilising 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.