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29th January 2014
Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy organised an Exclusive Champagne Reception for the British Skeleton Squad.
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Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy organised an Exclusive Champagne Reception for the British Skeleton Squad
and local businesses before the GB Team fly to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Royal Crescent Hotel GB Skeleton Reception guests with Amy Williams and GB Skeleton Athletes
Royal Crescent Hotel GB Skeleton Reception guests with Amy Williams and GB Skeleton Athletes

As British Skeleton prepared to fly out to the Sochi Winter Olympics, to wish them well the Royal Crescent Hotel Bath hosted an exclusive celebration reception for members of the team, their supporters and Bath Businesses. In attendance was reigning Olympic Champion, Amy Williams MBE – now British Skeleton Vice-President; plus Team GB members Lizzy Yarnold – current World No 1 and Dominic Parsons, 2013 World Cup bronze medallist from Calgary.

David Henwood, Director at British Skeleton said: “We are so grateful to the Bath-based business community - especially the evening’s sponsors the Royal Crescent Hotel, Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy and Ralph Allen Press - for taking the time to support our athletes and wish them well ahead of Sochi 2014. We have based our elite programme in the city since 2002 and are now on our 4th Olympic cycle at the ‘Home of British Skeleton’ - the University of Bath Push Track training centre. We have returned medals at every Games in that time – an incredible feat in itself for a non-Alpine nation – and it was tremendous to welcome to the reception Amy Williams as reigning Olympic Champion and our Vice-President, and Lizzy Yarnold as the current World No 1, together with Dominic Parsons, World Cup bronze medallist, share their stories with successful business leaders.

Amy Williams MBE, Martyn Read (BMW Wellsway) Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE
Amy Williams MBE, Martyn Read (BMW Wellsway) Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE (Event organiser)

We are experiencing record interest in the sport at the moment and already know what we need to do to maintain our position as the world's leading skeleton nation to 2018 and 2022. This includes a new Talent ID search programme straight after Sochi, the further re-development of the Bath Push Track venue and new vehicle, travel, logistics and IT/data support. We cannot do this without local support and all are fantastic alignment opportunities for the best of Bath’s businesses to lead us and 'Join The Team’ after Sochi. We are so grateful already, and really hope our success and story continues to strike a chord."

Guests from the Bath business community were invited to the reception and enjoyed the tremendous hospitality of the Royal Crescent Hotel as well as meeting the athletes and taking part in a question and answer session with Amy, Lizzy and Dominic.

MBC Events Team Quil & Raine Harvey- Cantrell, Amy Williams & Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE
MBC Events Team Quil & Raine Harvey- Cantrell, Amy Williams & Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE

Sharon Love, General Manager at the Royal Crescent Hotel said “The team at the Royal Crescent Hotel, together with our owners Topland Group of Companies were delighted to be given the opportunity to sponsor the GB Skeleton Winter Olympics Reception prior to their departure to Russia. We would like to congratulate Lizzy and Dominic on their recent successes at the recent World Cup and wish them and the entire team the very best of luck in Sochi”

British Skeleton has won 100 medals at all levels since Amy’s Gold Medal success at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010 and the athletes have become wonderful ambassadors for sport. The British Team are supported by world class coaches and an elite back up team, plus F1 backed technology helping in the design of their sleds.

Sharon Love (Gen Manager Royal Crescent Hotel - Reception sponsor) with Amy Williams
Sharon Love (Gen Manager Royal Crescent Hotel - Reception sponsor) with Amy Williams

At the reception British Skeleton also launched sponsorship opportunities that would enable businesses to support the team between now and in the lead up to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang., South Korea.

For more information on Team GB in Sochi click here and The Royal Cresent Hotel click here.

 

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