ATP Champions Tour event joins forces with Gerrard Chauffeur Drive
14 July, 2015
Champions Tennis – ATP Champions Tour event joins forces with Gerrard Chauffeur Drive
Champions Tennis has added Gerrard Chauffeur Drive, the premium chauffeur service, to its list of partners for the tournament, which takes place at the Royal Albert Hall, 2-6 December.
Gerrard Chauffeur Drive becomes the official chauffeur partner of the event, which features some of the best and most well-known tennis legends of the sport and tennis stars of today on London’s greatest stage.
“We are thrilled to welcome Gerrard Chauffeur Drive as our official chauffeur partner,” said Charlie Grave, Managing Director of Sponsorship at IMG Tennis. “Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall is known for its quality and prestige, and Gerrard Chauffeur Drive promises quality in the pursuit of perfection, so they are a perfect fit for us.”
More than 30,000 spectators attend the Champions Tennis each year, with over half a million watching the action on television across the UK. Gerrard Chauffeur Drive will use the relationship to increase awareness of their services, which include ad-hoc chauffeurs, road-show and event management, and international services.
“This is an exciting strategic move for us,” commented Rupert Beecroft, Managing Director of Gerrard Chauffeur Drive. “Gerrard has a proven track record in providing chauffeur services in the arena of high profile sporting events, with an accent on tennis, and has garnered a strong reputation for servicing the global, corporate elite on a daily basis. As such, Gerrard’s alliance with Champions Tennis and IMG could not be more fitting.”
Champions Tennis tournament, part of the ATP Champions Tour, was first staged at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1997, and has become a fixture of the tennis and Christmas entertainment seasons. Former British No.1 Tim Henman and 3-time Wimbledon Champion John McEnroe have already signed up to compete at the event in 2015.
Tickets are available from £23.50 at www.championstennis.co.uk/tickets/ or by calling the Royal Albert Hall box office on +44 (0) 20 7070 4404. Hospitality packages are available via www.championstennis.co.uk/hospitality/ or by calling +44 (0) 20 8233 5854.
Notes to Editors
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art + Commerce. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment and media agency. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; strategic partnerships with sponsors and brands; and marquee assets across sports, entertainment, events, music and fashion.
About Gerrard Chauffeur Drive
Gerrard Chauffeur Drive is a family owned business, founded in 1989 by its Chairman, Simon Beecroft. Gerrard is a full service, global chauffeur company providing premium chauffeur services in the UK and overseas, covering over 375 cities in 82 countries through its network of trusted affiliate partners. Gerrard owns its fleet of approaching 100 Mercedes-Benz (E-Class, S-Class and V-Class (MPV)) and Range Rover (Vogue SE) vehicles and, through its team of highly vetted and trained chauffeurs, offers a market leading range of services including: ad hoc chauffeur services to a wide range of corporate sectors, financial roadshow services to leading financial institutions, chauffeur services for high profile events, dedicated chauffeur services and secure chauffeur services.