Wigan Athletic announce 3P Logistics as the club’s first ever shorts sponsor.
- Latics announce new shorts sponsor.
- 3P Logistics to become club’s first ever shorts sponsor in 2015-16.
- “We are delighted to support the club as shorts sponsor” – 3P Logistics.
Wigan Athletic are delighted to announce a brand new commercial partnership with 3P Logistics, which will see the 3PL become the club’s first ever shorts sponsor for the 2015-16 season.
3P Logistics branding will feature on Latics’ shorts for the first team and Development Squad throughout the forthcoming season and the partnership is evidence of the support local businesses are continuing to pledge to the club in the build up to the Sky Bet League One campaign.
Managing Director at 3P Logistics, Ian Walker, said:
“As an avid Latics fan for over 40 years, and a local business owner, it`s a real thrill to now be supporting the club both on and off the field. Wigan Athletic and 3P Logistics have represented a large part of everyday life for my family over many years and we are immensely proud to officially partner with our hometown team.
“We are delighted the team will be wearing the 3PL logo this coming season. A commercial association with Wigan Athletic will also play an important role in further raising the profile of our industry leading warehousing & logistics services to a local, national and international audience.”
Ian Laithwaite, Wigan Athletic Head of Commercial added:
“We thank Ian and 3P Logistics for their support for the new season and we are looking forward to working closely with them in the future. It is another new partnership for Wigan Athletic and the exposure that we can offer makes Wigan Athletic an attractive proposition for firms who want to achieve brand recognition both locally and nationally.”
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It was an eventful week for the founder of 3P Logistics
Question – what has Lord Maude, David Cameron, Jack Ma (the second richest man in China) and a North West Logistics business all have in common?
Answer – they all have an insatiable passion for flying the flag for International Trade between the Great Britain & China.
In advance of the recent state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Ian Walker – MD of 3P Logistics joined a 40 strong British trade export delegation to Shanghai. The 5 day, 11,000 mile whirlwind trip culminated in an official reception at HSBC Shanghai offices in the presence of Lord Maude – Minister for Trade.
Whilst out in Shanghai, Walker received an unexpected invite to attend an evening reception with the PM at 10 Downing St to celebrate British Entrepreneurs and was only too happy to accept.
Jet lag aside the prestigious event was a roaring success capped off by a surprise meeting with Chinese business magnate and philanthropist Jack Ma.
With business cards exchanged it was now time to get down to some real business:
“An official invitation to accompany Mr. Walker to his beloved Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium!.”
“The Shanghai trip brought numerous introductions to some key players associated with facilitating cross border trade in China and the UKTI are doing a sterling job in helping to champion British business out there.
To be asked to join the China trade delegation was one thing but to be invited into number 10 to meet the PM was a proud moment for me personally but also a fitting tribute to the continued efforts of the 3PL team.
Meeting the founder of Alibaba was the icing on the cake for what was a truly memorable evening.
Whether he will take me up on the offer of a pie & a pint at the match? – well only time will tell……”
Manufacturers, drinks producers and retailers are among 50 shippers to back Peel Ports’ Cargo200 initiative, which aims to achieve a 200 million mile reduction in UK freight mileage over the next five years by switching delivery of ocean freight from the South East to the Port of Liverpool.
Launched in May, Cargo200 saw Peel Ports call on importers and exporters whose goods begin or end their journey in the North to change their logistics arrangements. The company estimates that switching to the Port of Liverpool could save shippers up to £400 per container in transportation costs and reduce carbon emissions.
Diageo, JCB, B&M, Jaguar, Land Rover, Matalan and Typhoo are among the first 50 customers to back Cargo200.
Peel Ports’ group commercial director Patrick Walters said: “With 50 per cent of demand for all UK cargo coming from the northern half of the UK, including Scotland and Ireland – the Port of Liverpool is strategically important as the most centrally located port in the UK.
“Efficiency and sustainability lie at the heart of the Cargo200 initiative and with the opening of Liverpool2, cargo owners and logistics operators can benefit from a viable, cost-effective alternative to southern ports.
“Industry recognition and support for the initiative are invaluable to our long-term objectives of reducing costs, carbon emissions and congestion resulting from inland transportation. We look forward to welcoming further customers from the shipping and UK logistics sector onboard. “Our next step will be to work with current and new backers on sharing data and carrying out further modelling to reinforce the arguments for shipping via Liverpool.”