The Cross-Border group of companies at Corpay, a FLEETCOR® (NYSE: FLT) brand and global leader in business payments, has today announced the renewal of their partnership with the Great Britain SailGP Team, led by the world’s most successful Olympic sailors Sir Ben Ainslie and Hannah Mills OBE.
As the British team’s Official FX Payments Partner, Corpay will provide the team access to their innovative solutions to help mitigate foreign exchange exposure for their day-to-day business needs, along with the ability to manage their global payments from a single point of access through Corpay’s award-winning trading platform as the team competes around the world in the global sailing circuit, SailGP. With SailGP events taking place in iconic locations including San Francisco, St. Tropez, Singapore, Dubai, as well as the team’s home event in Plymouth, Corpay’s industry-leading solutions will help the Great Britain SailGP Team mitigate foreign exchange exposure for their day-to-day business needs.
SailGP is the world’s first global climate positive sports and entertainment platform, and within the League the Great Britain SailGP Team competes with performance and purpose at its heart. Emblazoned on the team’s F50 race boat is the message ‘Protect Our Future’, an ambition to use the team’s sporting platform to play their part in the vital action needed to tackle the climate emergency.
Through their ‘Protect Our Future’ platform, the team aims to empower and educate young people and educators with skills and knowledge to understand climate science and take positive action. As part of the partnership with the Great Britain SailGP Team, Corpay has also committed funding to support this platform and the team’s ambitions.
Speaking about the partnership, Great Britain SailGP Team CEO and Team Principal Ben Ainslie said: “When we relaunched our team earlier this year and launched our new partner programme, COLAB, we stated a commitment to bring together companies from different industry sectors to drive positive change and behaviours. We are delighted Corpay are joining us in the vision and have immediately committed to driving positive change themselves by supporting our Protect Our Future platform. We look forward to collaborating and innovating with them over the coming season.
“Corpay Cross-Border (which includes AFEX) has had the privilege to act as the Official FX Payments Partner for Great Britain SailGP for the last 3-years and we are pleased to renew this partnership under the new Corpay brand. The team at Corpay is incredibly excited about the renewal of our agreement and honored by the faith that the team at Great Britain SailGP has in us,” said Brad Loder, Vice President, Cross-Border Marketing, Corpay Cross-Border.
“As a global organization, we are also very proud to be one of the first supporters of the “Protect Our Future” initiative which aligns with our commitment to supporting socially responsible programmes around the world.”
Action resumes in SailGP Season 3 in the United States Sail Grand Prix in Chicago on 18-19 June after the British team made a positive start to the season, finishing in second place in the opening event in Bermuda.