DFS named as official homeware partner of Team GB
By Shantanu Srivastav | February 13, 2018
The British Olympic Association (BOA) has agreed a three-year partnership with DFS as the official homeware partner of Team GB for the ongoing PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, as well as the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
As part of the deal, the furniture brand will produce a video content series ‘The Cool Down’ which will showcase DFS’s products and how its used by sportspersons. It produced a similar Game On #flipit challenge in 2016.
DFS will further leverage Team GB’s digital platforms and social media channels, and will feature in a series of Instagram Stories.
Bill Sweeney, chief executive of the BOA, said: “We were privileged to have benefitted from a fantastic and productive partnership with DFS through to Rio 2016 and it is therefore with great excitement that we can confirm the continued relationship up to and including Tokyo 2020.
“We will be working in collaboration with DFS to utilise the ever evolving digital landscape, whilst engaging the nation through inspirational athletes and their pursuit of representing Team GB. DFS’s commitment to high-quality products and service and its place at the centre of British industry makes it a perfect partner for the British Olympic Association and all we hope to achieve over the next four years.”
Ian Filby, chief executive of DFS, said: “For almost 50 years DFS has been committed to delivering the highest quality, hand-made comfort into the heart of British homes. You could say we are the experts in making Britain more comfortable, which is why we are delighted once again to use our expertise to back Team GB, a team of extraordinarily hardworking and inspiring athletes.
“At Rio 2016, Team GB inspired a nation with their commitment, endeavour and excellence. We hope the support of everyone at DFS can help Team GB reach the same heights at PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020. It’s always that little bit harder to compete away from familiar surroundings, but together with Team GB we’ll be working to help our athletes enjoy a bit of comfort and find a home away from home.”