Cadbury becomes London 2012 Supporter

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has announced that Cadbury has become its latest Tier Two Supporter.
The deal gives Cadbury the designation of Official Confectionery and Ice Cream Supporter for London 2012, rights to use the London 2012 marks on product as well as marketing rights to Team GB and ParalympicsGB. At the Games, Cadbury will supply all confectionery and packaged ice cream sold at venues and within the Olympic Park.
Cadbury was also an official supplier of the Sydney Games in 2000, as well as the Commonwealth Games in Manchester (2002) and Melbourne (2006). The Bournville-based company becomes London 2012’s second Tier Two supporter, following the announcement of Deloitte as Professional Services Supporter.
London 2012 CEO Paul Deighton commented: “Following the success of Team GB and ParalympicsGB this summer, we all came back from Beijing with a spring in our step and this has been replicated in the commercial sector – there has been a surge of interest in London 2012 and I’m thrilled that Cadbury – another great and trusted British brand – has come on board.
“The company has a great track record supporting both major sporting events and community initiatives and we welcome it into the London 2012 family. This is another fantastic achievement for the commercial programme and with this deal we have now raised over £430m, which is well on our way to our domestic sponsorship target as part of the £2bn required to stage the Games in 2012.”
Inspiration, optimism and community
Todd Stitzer, CEO Cadbury plc, said: “For nearly 200 years, Cadbury has been part of the fabric of British life so we are extremely proud to be a supporter of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Since John Cadbury opened a chocolate shop in Birmingham in 1824, we have strived to be a company that is both performance driven and values led – a philosophy that is at one with the long held ethos of the Games: inspiration, optimism and community.
“London 2012 is a huge opportunity for us all to celebrate everything that is great about Britain and to bring local communities together throughout the UK. We look forward to building on all these things through our existing community partnerships. The Cadbury brand reaches every corner of Britain. The Games has the power to excite and inspire, and by working together we can bring a bit of fun and magic to everyone’s lives.”