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All aboard as Doig’s become World Championships transport partner

Tuesday 05 July 2016

Doig’s of Glasgow were today confirmed as the official transport partner for the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017.

The company, who are celebrating 25 years since Andy Forsyth took over the business, are long-standing partners of badminton’s Scottish Open Grand Prix as well as being transport partners at both the 1997 and 2007 world championships in Glasgow.

Doig’s, which began life as a coal merchants but diversified into coach hire around 1945, recently moved into a new city centre site to house their fleet of 30 luxury coaches.

They have built a strong reputation in the transport industry, supplying schools, weddings and sporting events like the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup and notably providing transport for Barcelona FC when they played in Glasgow.

Anne Smillie, Chief Executive of BADMINTONscotland, said: “Taking players and officials to and from the tournament venue on time is one of the most important elements of any tournament.

"Doig's have met our transport needs at major events for many years and their reputation for this kind of efficient, comfortable and reliable service is well earned, as players and officials attending the Scottish Open Grand Prix this November will once again appreciate.”

Doig’s owner Andy Forsyth said: “Once again it is a great honour for both Doig’s and myself personally to be chosen as transport supplier by Badminton Scotland for the 2017 World Championships.

“The previous two championships held in Glasgow have both been a great success and my staff and drivers are looking forward to working with the volunteers and staff at Badminton Scotland to ensure once again that Glasgow shines in its delivery of this prestigious event.”

Doig’s become the second World Championships partner to be announced in recent weeks with Creme Conferences having been named accommodation partner for the Championships, which will be staged at the Emirates Arena from 21-27 August next year.

Ms Smillie, who is also Tournament Director, said: “The World Championships may still be 13 months away but we are keen to have many of our logistical needs firmly in place well in advance and more partnerships will follow in the coming weeks as we aim to make next year’s World Championships even better than our previous two.

"I am particularly pleased that the fact that Glasgow being awarded a major global event can bring benefits to local businesses and I am sure other organisations will become involved in the months leading up to the World Championships."

For more information about Doig’s go to www.doigs.com

For tickets and information on the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 go to www.glasgow2017.com 

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