International company LKAB Minerals Ltd has committed to sponsor us for three years, running up to the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics.
Managing Director of DIS, Chloe Maudsley, said: “This commitment is so valuable to the young athletes we support. This summer we have 10 athletes who have worked with us heading out to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Our target is to have even more home-grown talent flying the flag for Team GB and Derbyshire in Paris in 2024.”
Sponsorship from businesses such as LKAB Minerals enables us to support more talented youngsters with services such as nutrition, performance psychology, physiotherapy and strength and conditioning training.
LKAB Minerals process and manufacture minerals in 11 countries around the world, and have a UK Head Office on Raynesway in Derby. LKAB Minerals are a growing supplier of industrial minerals for a range of industries from water treatment to construction.
Darren Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at LKAB Minerals, said: “We’re delighted to sponsor the Derbyshire Institute of Sport, who champion local athletes from all walks of life to reach their full potential. DIS also offers some fantastic initiatives for our employees, helping us to support their physical and mental wellbeing journeys.”
Chloe said: “LKAB Minerals are a great match for us and we look forward to working closely with them and their employees. They operate worldwide and we support our athletes to compete internationally. LKAB puts strong emphasis on the health and wellbeing of its workforce with a range of impressive work-life balance initiatives. They are strong on the importance of creating high-performing teams and sustainability.”
We currently have almost 30 business sponsors and they receive a unique package of benefits in return for thei rsupport.
In May 2021, LKAB Minerals held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of a £2 million renovation and extension of its Raynesway offices that were built in the 1950s. The offices will also reflect LKAB’s values by keeping sustainability as a priority with zero-carbon flooring and low-energy Smart lighting included.