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Britannia Rescue to sponsor the British Bobsleigh Association

Press release: 15/10/2010

Britannia Rescue today announced that it has agreed to renew its sponsorship deal with the British Bobsleigh Association. The sponsorship which originally started in November 2009 has been extended for another year and will include sponsorship at the Bobsleigh World Cup, World Championships, Europa Cup, World Junior Championships and the British Bobsleigh Championships.

By renewing their role as the title sponsor, Britannia Rescue will continue to provide funding for the team's ongoing training requirements. The sponsorship will include Britannia Rescue branded bobsleighs and training kit. The British Bobsleigh team consists of 24 sportsmen and women and the sport is Britain's most successful winter team sport.

The British women's team consistently achieve top three in the World rankings. The women's GBR1 team will kick start their season on 10 - 11 November in the Americas Cup. Their first World Cup race will be on 22 – 28 November at the Olympic Whistler track in Canada. The men's team will start competing in the Europa Cup on 15 – 21 November in Igls, Canada.

Britannia Rescue is the fourth largest breakdown provider in the UK and is part of the LV= insurance, investment and pensions group of companies. The company operates a network of over 300 independent rescue agents across the UK and its average response time to callouts is under 40 minutes.

Peter Horton, who heads up Britannia Rescue, commented: "We are delighted to have agreed to continue this deal with the British Bobsleigh Association. The first year of sponsorship of the sport has provided us with great opportunities to increase awareness of our brand and the great value products we offer to motorists looking for breakdown cover." For more information on Britannia Rescue products go to

Britannia Rescue is the UK's fourth largest road rescue organisation and is part of the LV= group of companies. Britannia Rescue's network has over 3,000 breakdown professionals nationwide and average response time is under 40 minutes. The company has been awarded a Which? Best Buy and offers breakdown assistance throughout the UK and Europe. The company has just been named top provider of road rescue in the Auto Express Driver Power Survey for 2009.

LV= employs more than 4,000 people, serves more than 3.8 million customers and members, and manages around £9.5bn on their behalf. We are also the UK's largest friendly society (Association of Friendly Societies Yearbook 2006/2007, total net assets) and a leading mutual financial services provider.