Glasgow Warriors and Allied Mobility launch Accessibility Partnership
Glasgow Warriors are partnering with Allied Mobility, Europe’s leading wheelchair accessible vehicle supplier, for the next three seasons, as the club seeks to enhance accessibility services and inclusion at its events.
Allied Mobility is part of Glasgow-based manufacturer Allied Vehicles Group. It employs more than 664 people in the city and will be known as the Official Glasgow Warriors Accessibility Partner. Together with the club, Allied will help to increase the visibility of dedicated areas around the stadium for visitors with disabilities.
Glasgow Warriors supporters will see Allied Mobility signage clearly waymarking the vehicle drop off zone for visitors with disabilities, as well as the wheelchair accessible entrances to the main stand and the dedicated seating areas for wheelchair users.
The Allied Mobility logo is also appearing on the club’s back of shorts for season 2023/24.
Not only will Allied Mobility be giving their backing to Glasgow Warriors, they will also begin sponsoring the Glasgow Wheelchair Rugby Club.
Glasgow Warriors Managing Director, Al Kellock, said: “We are thrilled to have Allied Mobility joining our dedicated family of sponsors and partners. Over the summer we have put a great deal of work into making sure our event days continue to evolve. To make sure they are better for everyone that comes through the gates at Scotstoun Stadium.
“Accessibility has been a big part of that focus. We are taking steps that make coming to Scotstoun as comfortable and easy as possible for those who may have disabilities or additional support needs.
“Allied Mobility is a perfect fit for this helping us develop this work, particularly with the close alignment of our visions for making a tangible difference to lives of the people we serve. Also, I’m delighted that they have chosen to work with Glasgow Wheelchair Rugby Club. This will help us foster closer relationships with another great rugby brand in the city.”
Founder and chairman of Allied Mobility and the Allied Vehicles Group, Gerry Facenna, commented: “We’ve been impressed to see the efforts being made by the Warriors, in partnership with Glasgow Life, to promote access for all at Scotstoun Stadium.
“This encouraged us to lend our support, by sponsoring one of Scotland’s two professional rugby teams. Equally important for us, however, is the opportunity to further participation in disability sport, by extending the partnership to include Glasgow Wheelchair Rugby, which now offers both adult and youth set-ups, from their base in Tollcross.
Notes to Editors
Allied Vehicles Group was established in 1993. It has grown consistently to become the UK’s leading supplier of adapted and special purpose vehicles.
Current annual turnover is £180 million, with 664 employees. Sales and support staff are located across the UK and Europe. Though the majority of the workforce is based at Allied’s main manufacturing plant and administrative headquarters, in Possilpark, Glasgow.
Allied Vehicles is an Equal Opportunities and Living Wage employer. It is a BSI registered company and is committed to efficient use of resources, to benefit both the company and the environment.
The Allied Vehicles Group comprises of several main brands:
- Cab Direct™ – The UK’s leading taxi supplier
- Allied Mobility™ – Europe’s leading wheelchair accessible vehicle manufacturer
- Mobility Solutions™ – Innovative retailer of thousands of products for older and disabled people
- The Minibus Centre™ – Dedicated business-to-business division, offering specialist people carriers and minibuses for schools, care homes and social transport
- Allied International™ – European leader in conversion and adaptation of cars, MPVs and minibuses
- Allied Autocare™ – Mechanical maintenance, repair and accident repair services
- Allied Part ™ – Distributing automotive parts across Scotland and the North of England
- Wildcat Campervans™ – Campervan sales and hire in Scotland
Glasgow Wheelchair Rugby Club
Established in 2010, the Glasgow Wheelchair Rugby Club train at Glasgow Life’s Tollcross venue, have 12 players, and compete in Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Division 2.
Cover picture caption: (L-R): Al Kellock (Glasgow Warriors Managing Director), Jennifer Lang (Glasgow Wheelchair Rugby player), Sione Tuipulotu, Jack Dempsey (Glasgow Warriors players), Ross Docherty Jennifer Lang (Glasgow Wheelchair Rugby player), Gerry Facenna (Allied Vehicles Group Chairman), and Donald Hutton (Glasgow Wheelchair Rugby Club Chairman)