The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today announced leading uniform provider, Simon Jersey, as Team GB’s official formalwear provider for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Simon Jersey will be provide Team GB with a bespoke suiting range, which will be worn at official events in both the UK and in Rio in the lead up the Olympic Games. They will also be dressing the team for the Closing Ceremony.
BOA CEO Bill Sweeney, said: “Our preparations for Rio are on track and confirming our formalwear provider shows that we’re now getting into the detailed elements of that planning. Simon Jersey is a well-respected UK-based company which has a very strong background in providing quality clothing for organisations and we are thrilled to be welcoming them to the Olympic family.”
James Saunders, Managing Director at Simon Jersey, said: “We’re extremely excited to be a part of the Olympics journey for Team GB and can’t wait to follow the team on their path to success at the 2016 games. Having watched the London 2012 Olympic Games take place on British soil and bring the nation together, we’ve well and truly got Olympic fever. As a British brand working with our home team, it’s an incredible opportunity for Simon Jersey to show our support.
“This is the first time a corporate wear supplier has been awarded the contract to supply Team GB. Here at Simon Jersey we know how to make powerful impressions and have extensive experience in building strong teams through providing quality designs. This means we’re well prepared to kit out such a diverse team, and we’re honoured to be announcing our partnership with such a prestigious organisation.”