Professional services firm Deloitte has extended its partnership with UK's National Olympic Committee, the British Olympic Association. Deloitte has been the organisation’s partner for the Games in 2008 and 2012, and will again provide the organisation with the best planning and preparations possible.
The British Olympic Association (BOA) is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for the UK and one of the 204 NOCs recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The BOA represents the UK Olympic movement and organises athletes’ participation (Team GB) at the Summer, Winter and Youth Olympic Games. Its mission is to “transform British lives through the power of the Olympic values and the success of Team GB.”
Recently, the BOA has decided to extend its partnership with Deloitte as its official professional services provider up until Rio 2016 and help the organisation with preparations for the competition in Brazil. The consulting firm first became partner in 2008 and also acted as partner during the organisation’s preparations for London 2012. “We are proud to be once again working with the BOA up to 2016; it is a strong statement of our enduring support of Team GB. With our wealth of experience gained as the official professional services provider to London 2012, coupled with the breadth and scale of our offering as part of a global network, we will help the BOA negotiate the challenges of taking a team from a successful home Games to a completely different environment,” comments David Sproul, Chief Executive and Senior Partner at Deloitte on the partnership.
As part of the renewed partnership, Deloitte will provide the organisation with its expertise through a number of secondees. These Deloitte professionals will lead the programme planning and ensure the best preparations possible for Team GB. “We have every confidence that Rio 2016 will be a great Games, although not without some logistical challenges and there is an obvious need for world class project management and meticulous planning. We could not ask for a better partner than Deloitte, who will help us to ensure the environment in Rio is the best it can be for our athletes,” says Bill Sweeney, Chief Executive at BOA.