Northampton (PRWEB UK) 14 August 2013
Opus Energy has announced its sponsorship support for Northampton-born female boxer Chantelle Cameron.
Chantelle will join Daniel Keatings, gymnastics World silver medallist and European champion, in a line-up of sports stars being sponsored by Opus Energy as it looks to support talented individuals in the local community.
Chantelle is currently on the Great Britain women’s boxing programme where she trains full time in the lightweight (60kg) division. At just 21 years old, she already holds a wealth of achievements in both national and international competitions, after only 2 ½ years in the sport.
Previously Chantelle was a champion kickboxer with five belts to her name, before making the switch to boxing. Since then she has competed in the National ABA boxing championships and won silver representing England at the EU championships, as well as fighting her way to the quarter finals of the Women’s World Championships in 2010.
Her swift success has led her to dream of winning Olympic Gold at Rio 2016, which is well within her reach. Chantelle narrowly missed out on being selected for the 2012 Olympics team simply down to a lack of experience; this is something she knows won’t be the case when selection is made for the Olympics in Rio 2016.
Chantelle said: “It’s an incredible boost to be chosen for sponsorship by a local company like Opus Energy. As well as supporting me with my day-to-day living, I hope that their sponsorship will also help to shine more of a spotlight on boxing. Being backed like this only makes me more determined to get to Rio and show the U.K. what I’m made of.”
Annamarie Petsis Jones, HR Director, Opus Energy, commented on the new sponsorship: “We at Opus Energy feel confident that Chantelle has the drive and talent to reach her goal. Her commitment to giving back to the community is inspiring and she acts as a valuable role model to aspiring sportspeople, both in Northamptonshire and further.”
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About Opus Energy
Opus Energy is one of the UK’s leading business energy suppliers. The company employs 500 people over its Northampton and Oxford-based offices.
Opus Energy supplies more than 150,000 business locations across the UK with power. Customers include: White Stuff, Paperchase, Stagecoach, Pizza Hut and Virgin Media.
In addition to supplying energy, Opus Energy also purchases power from over 700 renewable generators in the UK which it then supplies to its customers.
Opus Energy was ranked as the highest-rated provider for small and medium energy users in Datamonitor’s 2012 B2B Customer Satisfaction Survey published in March 2013.
The management team has a 50 per cent stake in the business, while GDF SUEZ holds 30 per cent and Telecom Plus Plc has 20 per cent.
For further information about Opus Energy, please visit http://www.opusenergy.com.