Capgemini sponsors AFC Telford United

| Press release

Capgemini, one of the world’s largest providers of IT, Consultancy and Outsourcing services today announced a sponsorship deal with Britain’s newest football club AFC Telford United. The sponsorship follows Capgemini’s take over of the Inland Revenue IT business from EDS. The company is now one of the largest private sector employers in Telford.
Martin Cook Capgemini’s CEO for the Inland Revenue business said, “We liked AFC Telford United’s aim to be both successful on the pitch and to develop a strong community programme. The sponsorship offers some excellent opportunities for our employees to get involved. A strong sporting team can add a sense of vibrancy to the local community and we’re pleased to be part of it. I’m looking forward to celebrating Telford’s wins during the season and working with them in the local community.”

Local Wrekin MP, Peter Bradley, who has worked closely with the newly formed club to ensure their progress, said “Its clear that Capgemini have come to Telford with a strong focus on their employees and a committed approach to the local community. Their sponsorship of AFC Telford United makes perfect sense, it will help cement the club’s future and position Capgemini well as a significant local employer.”
Capgemini’s branding will be visible on the club shirts, in the ground, on all merchandising and in all publications. The club has already sold 210 season tickets and can draw its fan base from across the 160,000 population of Telford. Ian Dosser Capgemini Chief Financial Officer on the Inland Revenue account will join the club’s board.
Lee Carter Chairman of AFC Telford United said he and Simon Shakeshaft, Commercial Director, were delighted with the sponsorship agreement. “It is a momentous day for the new football club, and to agree this deal gives the club further credibility and a stronger foothold in the business community of Telford. The work that the players will benefit the whole Telford community.”




About Capgemini

Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing services, has a unique way of working with its clients, which it calls the Collaborative Business Experience. Through commitment to mutual success and the achievement of tangible value, the company helps businesses implement growth strategies, leverage technology, and thrive through the power of collaboration. Capgemini employs approximately 55,000 people (as of January 1, 2004) and reported 2003 global revenues of 5.754 billion euros.
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