May 212014
 

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Warranty Direct are proud to announce their sponsorship of the What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2015, an award they are supporting for the 3rd consecutive year.

The What Car? Car of the Year Awards, in association with Warranty Direct, are the accolades every manufacturer wants to win. Only the cars setting the standards for their respective class are considered for awards and each year the best of the best receives the top prize in motoring: being named What Car? Car of the Year.

What Car? is the UK’s biggest car-buying brand and has been helping Britain’s car buyers make purchasing decisions for over 40 years. Their tests are widely regarded as the most trusted source of new car advice. Just one of the reasons we have decided to sponsor these awards for the 3rd year running.

An increased focus on Used Car guidance and advice has led to the What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards which are held in September. Warranty Direct also supports these awards, providing critical figures on each vehicle’s reliability and running costs, as well as appearing on the judging panel, to help ascertain the UK’s premier used vehicles for motorists.

With What Car?’s UK motoring magazine, website and strong customer facing values offering advice, tips and truly honest reviews for customers and prospective car buyers, Warranty Direct are proud to be a part of these fantastic events showcasing the best new and used cars for 2015.

 

Apr 292013
 

Biathle_TeamGB_Erding_2012Warranty Direct – the UK’s leading provider of direct consumer warranties – will sponsor the GB Biathle Series and National Biathle Championships, supporting a unique form of athletics that follows a “run-swim-run” format and features events across the country.

With categories for all ages from 9 years up to 70+, Biathle competitions see athletes starting together in a group and running for up to 1500m, swimming for up to 200m and finally completing another run of up to 1500m to the finish line.

Warranty Direct’s support will enable organisers to double the number of competitors who receive prizes as well as providing kit, equipment and event costs.

Duncan McClure Fisher, Warranty Direct Managing Director, said of the deal: “We are very happy to back a sport which gets little exposure, but has produced some fantastic all-round athletes who have gone on to great things while representing their country. We hope that our support will help Pentathlon GB produce more athletes to compete for the British Team in Future Olympics.”

Organised by Pentathlon GB, Biathle is a natural starting point for those who later move on to the Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon. Samantha Murray – who, by claiming silver, won The British Team’s final medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games – competed in Biathle series events before graduating to Pentathlon.

Murray commented: “GB Biathle is a friendly, well-managed and competitive organisation that provides a pathway into Modern Pentathlon. As a youngster, I competed in a few Biathles in the North West which helped my progress into the Pentathlon field.”

Howard Jones, Pentathlon GB Biathle Director, said of Warranty’s Direct’s support:  “We’re absolutely delighted to have Warranty Direct on board for 2013. Following the Olympics there has been an increase in people wanting to take up sport at this level and their support enables us to help encourage more people to take part. It’s going to be an exceptional season of competition”.

Warranty Direct-sponsored prizes will be awarded for the GB Biathle Race Series competitions across the country, with the first events set to take place at Millfield School in Somerset on 5th May.

Mar 292011
 

Boat ClubWarranty Direct-supported Oxford University Women’s Boat Club completed a famous double over Oxford’s long-time nemesis, Cambridge, when they won the prestigious Henley Boat Races on Sunday.

The Dark Blues’ victory over the favoured Cambridge ladies came a day after Oxford’s men’s crew had also overcome their underdog status to triumph on Saturday.

Coached by former men and women’s Team GBR chief coach Mike Genchi, the squad included several junior international rowers, as well as 19-year old Natalie Redgrave, daughter of five-times Olympic gold medallist, Sir Steve Redgrave.

The women’s victory of one length was all the more special for the fact that the Oxford crew had lost heavily to Cambridge in a 3km race in mid-February.

Redgrave Jr said: “It feels fantastic to have won. I will definitely be coming back to race again next year.”

Warranty Direct managing director, Duncan McClure Fisher, was on hand to watch the girls power to victory, as was Sir Steve and Natalie’s godfather, Sir Matthew Pinsent.

McClure Fisher said: “After suffering such a heavy defeat a month ago, the girls really picked themselves up and worked hard. This victory, in the most famous boat race in the world, is their reward and we are so proud to have supported them.”

OUWBC chair, Rachel Quarrell, said: “The entire club is very proud of both its crews, and I am especially proud of this year’s Blue Boat athletes and coaches.  To overcome a difficult year and the recent intense media interest, and to produce a race like that, shows the courage and determination of Oxford’s oarswomen.  We are delighted that Duncan and Rory Buckley from Warranty Direct were at Henley to see such a spectacular and well-deserved victory, after their support has done a lot to make this year’s success possible.”

Warranty Direct’s backing in the 2011 Henley Boat Races is the second consecutive year that the Reading-based automotive warranty specialist has supported OUWBC.

For more information about Warranty Direct, please visit www.warrantydirect.co.uk or to find out more about the Henley Boat Races, visit http://www.henleyboatraces.com/.

Mar 142011
 

OUWBCThe UK’s leading provider of direct automotive warranties, Reading-based Warranty Direct, has thrown its weight behind the Oxford University Women’s Boat Club team.

The women’s first team will go head to head against arch rivals, Cambridge University, in the famous annual Henley Boat Races on the River Thames on Sunday, March 27.

The squad, coached by former men and women’s Team GBR chief coach Mike Genchi, includes several junior international rowers and also features 19-year old Natalie Redgrave, daughter of five-times Olympic gold medallist, Steve Redgrave.

Warranty Direct managing director, Duncan McClure Fisher, a keen rower himself, joined the club’s first team at Wallingford this week to launch Warranty Direct’s second consecutive year of support.

He said: “The Boat Races are one of the UK’s most famous sporting events of the year and interest in the headlining men’s race has been steadily increasing over the years. We’ve noticed a similar trend in the women’s event and, naturally, we wanted to support one of the top teams in the country.”

OUWBC chair, Rachel Quarrell, said: “The support of Duncan and Warranty Direct has been a real bonus to OUWBC, helping athletes offset the high costs of training and carry on rowing for the club for a second year, while working equally hard at their studies.  Every penny donated is being put to good use.  It is great to have such energetic and enthusiastic supporters, especially as our annual boat races take place in Henley, only a few miles from Warranty Direct’s headquarters in Reading.”

OUWBC has several fixtures lined up during March as it prepares for the Henley Boat Races. The formal Henley Boat Races Challenge and weigh-in is on Tuesday, March 22. Members of the team will sport Warranty Direct branding on their jackets, leggings and kit bags.

McCLure Fisher added: “We’ll certainly all be at Henley on March 27 to cheer the girls on and enjoy lending Warranty Direct’s support to one of this country’s most underrated sporting spectacles.”

For more information about Warranty Direct, please visit www.warrantydirect.co.uk or to find out more about the Henley Boat Races, visit http://www.henleyboatraces.com/.

Jul 302008
 

Motor showNEW FOR 2008 at the Motor Show there will be the Dreamscape Honda’s live action arena, The Heritage Enclosure, The Marine Experience, Kids Driving Acitivities, Disney Pixar World of CARS, The Westfield Active Drift Experience, The Co-operative Insurance Greener Driving Pavilion and EV Village, Garmin Great British Drives,  Brownhills Outdoor Living and What Van? Live.

Plus What Car? in association with Warranty Direct, will be revealing the winners of the first ever What Car? Green Awards at .

In response to overwhelming requests from readers for information on green cars, the awards will comprise 10 categories and an overall Green Car of the Year.

Steve Fowler, What Car? Group Editor, commented: “With increasing environmental concerns among car buyers, not to mention green taxes and spiralling fuel costs, the time is right for a recognised Green Awards. We’re delighted to be able to present them in the Greener Driving Pavilion at The British International Motor Show.

“The focus of these Awards will obviously be on a car’s environmental credentials, but the winners will also be great cars to own and run, without any compromises.”