CELTIC FC has named Glasgow-based Intelligent Car Leasing (ICL) as its official car-leasing partner until June, 2018, in a deal that will help raise thousands for charity as Celtic signs ICL to provide 40 leased cars.
It means the business will provide the leased vehicles for a number of club players, backroom staff and other employees – with 32 from Kia Motors including the C’EED and the Sportage.
The move means a big boost for the Celtic FC Foundation, which is set to receive as much as £15,000 over the period of the leasing company’s involvement.
Celtic skipper Scott Brown joined Intelligent Car Leasing marketing executive Mairi McAslan to launch the new initiative.
Intelligent Car Leasing donates £10 to the Foundation for every single car leased through the company’s website.
Celtic FC Foundation’s key aim is to provide assistance to those who face daily challenges within the key priority areas of improving Health, promoting Equality, encouraging Learning and tackling Poverty (HELP).
Martin Brown, managing director of Intelligent Car Leasing, said: “We’re delighted to be named as Celtic’s official car-leasing partner and are particularly pleased to work with Celtic FC Foundation into 2018.
“It’s good to know that the money we raise is used to make a real difference to the lives of those in our community and beyond.
“It’s a real honour for Intelligent Car Leasing to be an official sponsor of the much-loved club in Celtic, so there was no doubt that we wanted to continue our relationship with the Foundation as well.
“From a business perspective it’s good to work with club that’s both a major sports institution and a globally recognised brand.”
Tony Hamilton, chief executive of Celtic FC Foundation, said: “We are delighted to have Intelligent Car Leasing as the club’s new car partner and we are so pleased that as well as providing such an excellent service to the club and its supporters, they are making such a vital contribution to Celtic FC Foundation.
“The support of ICL will be very important in allowing us to continue our work in our important key areas. This will be vital in making a positive difference to the lives of others.
“Everyone at Celtic FC Foundation thanks Intelligent Car Leasing for their generous support.”
Throughout the next two seasons ICL will offer football fans exclusive offers and the chance to win ‘money-can’t-buy’ prizes in a series of online competitions.
ICL provides car leasing and contract hire deals to personal and business customers throughout the UK.
Martin Brown added: “Through our easy-to-use website, customers – both private and business – can browse at their own pace, see the latest special offers and promotions and make their choice with Intelligent Car Leasing.
“We take the time to fully accommodate each customer’s needs and give a truly personal service while maintaining big brand competitive prices.”