Bruntwood Announced as an Official Sponsor of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
Bruntwood has been named the ‘Official Commercial Property Development Provider’ of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Recognised by Birmingham City Council as one of the city’s leading investors in flexible workspace, life sciences and technology, the firm has also committed to being a sponsor of the Business & Tourism Programme, the first accredited Commonwealth Games programme of its kind. The programme, being delivered by a range of regional and national partners including the West Midlands Growth Company, builds on the profile of Birmingham 2022 to cement the West Midlands as a globally sought-after location to visit, invest, trade and live in.
The partnership highlights Bruntwood’s commitment to the future of the city and its support for the development of dynamic and innovative business communities across the region, including Centre City, located outside New Street Station and Bruntwood SciTech’s highly anticipated Birmingham Health Innovation Campus.
It will also support Bruntwood’s ambitions to boost Birmingham’s position as a business and cultural destination by promoting opportunities for investment in leading regional sectors and helping its customers have a seat at the table in important regional conversations with key stakeholders and encouraging global collaboration.
The Games will run over 12 days, with the Opening Ceremony kicking the event off on 28th July. Throughout, Bruntwood will be providing a selection of cutting-edge meeting rooms and event spaces at communities across the city, including Cornwall Buildings in the city centre, and Enterprise Wharf at Innovation Birmingham, a digital tech hub based in the heart of Knowledge Quarter and home to 170 life science and tech businesses.
Birmingham 2022’s presence in the West Midlands will also champion the promotion of health and wellbeing, with the event seeking to enhance equality and inclusivity within the sporting arena. Bruntwood’s network of communities focuses on the impact of the workspace on enhanced physical and mental wellbeing. The developer has invested in technology and cutting-edge amenities to create environments that support wellbeing at work.
Chris Oglesby, CEO at Bruntwood, said: “Birmingham 2022 will be a driver for macro-economic growth and leveling up opportunities for businesses across the West Midlands. Our sponsorship of the Games shows our commitment to developing innovation ecosystems in thriving cities while also creating opportunities for our customers via collaboration.
“This is a once in a generation opportunity to be part of an event on a global scale. Birmingham 2022 celebrates everything we love about the West Midlands – from its culture to its rich sporting heritage. We are excited for the games to kick off and look forward to welcoming visitors from across the Commonwealth to Birmingham.”
The Games will bring together 72 nations and territories, attracting a global audience of consumers and businesses to witness Birmingham's rich culture and diverse economic base.
Rob Valentine, Director of Birmingham at Bruntwood Works, said: “The Games is a great opportunity for Birmingham to centre itself as a hub for economic growth and consumer activity. Our shared ethos with the Games will support city wide development of Birmingham and the West Midlands as a business and cultural destination.
“Bruntwood wants to support Birmingham 2022 and Birmingham City Council in generating an environment where businesses of all sizes have an equal chance to benefit from the spotlight the Games will bring to the West Midlands. The region has huge scalability potential with events like this attracting opportunities for future investors in regional growth sectors such as tech and life sciences.”
David Grady, CFO at Birmingham 2022, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Bruntwood as the Official Commercial Property Development Provider of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Bruntwood are a significant supporter of the West Midlands, investing in communities living across Birmingham and the wider region. Both Bruntwood and Birmingham 2022 understand the significance of this moment for Birmingham – all the great opportunities the Games bring and the potential to empower and celebrate the next generation, this year and moving into the future.”
Katie Sadleir, CEO of the Commonwealth Games Federation, said: “We are proud to partner with Bruntwood as they become the Official Commercial Property Development Provider of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. It’s easy to recognise Bruntwood’s passion for the West Midlands, and their vision of, not only, a spectacular multi-sport event but the opportunity to champion the city on a global stage.”
Find out more about the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games here.