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Special Olympics GB welcomes two new faces to the team

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SPECIAL Olympics GB is delighted to announce the appointment of Pete Rhodes and Ben Miller to the organisation with immediate effect.

Pete Rhodes takes on the role of Business Development and Commercial Consultant while Ben Miller joins as a Brand Development Consultant.

Pete Rhodes has extensive background in event and sport management and is the owner and MD of a small, vibrant consultancy which specialises in delivering sport sponsorship and event programmes with a ’cause’ called All for Good. Pete will focus on unlocking Special Olympics GB’s commercial development alongside the creation and implementation of fundraising and events strategies.

Ben Miller who joins Special Olympics GB on a pro-bono basis, will look at strengthening our external brand and driving awareness. Ben is one of the founding team of Common Goal, the social impact movement in global football with over 160 members, and a consultant dedicated to helping sports industry stakeholders’ transition to more responsible businesses.  Ben will use his considerable experience in the sports industry to help develop and implement a brand development strategy.

Michelle Carney, CEO of Special Olympics GB said:

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Pete and Ben to Special Olympics GB. Both Pete and Ben bring excellent and proven skillsets to our organisation along with a wealth of experience in delivering social change through sports and events programmes. I am looking forward to working with them both as we move towards achieving our ambitious plans for the future. Their appointments further demonstrate our commitment to build and strengthen Special Olympics GB, as we continue to transform and grow our movement across Great Britain.”

Pete Rhodes

On joining Special Olympics GB, Pete Rhodes said:

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining the team at Special Olympics GB. I have a real commitment to driving change through sport and working with partners who share the belief that sport and wellbeing should be at the heart of purpose-driven engagement by business. I defy anyone not to be inspired by the work of Special Olympics GB, the Athletes and the Volunteers and look forward to working with everyone and supporting businesses who wish to come on this exciting, inclusive journey.”

Commenting on his appointment Ben Miller said:

“I’m looking forward to helping Michelle, one of the few female leaders in the sports industry, and her team, continue to drive the development of Special Olympics GB. The organisation has ambitious plans and deserves to be celebrated and supported by all individuals and businesses in Great Britain who stand for inclusion and equality.  There are 1.5 million people in the UK with intellectual disabilities and I find the work of Special Olympics GB, and the amazing stories of their athletes, incredibly inspiring.”

Special Olympics GB is a non-profit organisation and the largest provider of year-round, sports coaching and athletic competition in summer and winter sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  Special Olympics GB currently has more than 120 all ability, inclusive sports clubs covering 28 sports across England, Scotland and Wales providing approximately 27,000 regular hour-long sporting sessions per year, all delivered by a team of more than 4,000 volunteers.

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