THRIFTY keeps up long-term BMW ties with its continuing support of Exeter Chiefs rugby club by providing a luxury BMW 4×4 for the Chiefs’ head coach, Rob Baxter.
Alison Chadwick, fleet director for Thrifty Car and Van Rental, said: “Thrifty is extremely proud of its roots here in Exeter and we are always pleased to support local businesses, charities and sport.”
Rob Baxter has proved a remarkable long-term ambassador for both local dealer Westerly BMW and Thrifty.
He said: “The support I have received from Westerly BMW, who have sponsored me for ten years, and Thrifty Car and Van Rental who have now sponsored me for four years, has played a huge part in helping my coaching and management career develop at Exeter Chiefs.
“This support has allowed me to attend coaching, training, match days and various meetings and Premiership commitments all over the country at all times of year without ever having any transport concerns.
“I have benefited from top quality and highly reliable transport during my time from being a part-time university coach to a professional head coach during Exeter’s journey from being a Championship club to a Premiership and European Cup side.”
“Exeter Chiefs have been incredibly successful over the last four years – runners up in the 2015/16 Aviva Premiership – and we’re sure they are going to have another very successful season in all competitions, we’re thrilled to have this association with Rob and the team.”
Rob’s car is provided in partnership with Westerly BMW and Tim Downer of Westerly Group adds: “Westerly BMW is very pleased to be associated with Rob Baxter and the Exeter Chiefs over a number of years.
“Rob has always been a great ambassador for Westerly, being involved with dealership launches and Masterclass training sessions with local schools.
“Rob Baxter is a local man who played rugby for the Chiefs, was captain and now head coach reaching the pinnacle of local sport.
“He is a fantastic ambassador for the Chiefs, Westerly and Thrifty Car and Van Rental, always happy to be involved with local events – Chiefs fixtures allowing – and we are very pleased to continue our long standing association with Rob and the Exeter Chiefs. Good luck for the 2016/2017 season.”
Thrifty Car and Van Rental operates nationwide and currently has 98 branches.