Prominent independent delivery network Fastway, is teaming up with Connacht Rugby, as the Official Delivery Partner, for the 2022/23 and 2023/24 seasons. The partnership will see Fastway deliver specialised and tailored delivery solutions for Connacht Rugby over a two-year period.
Danny Hughes, Fastway CEO, explains about the synergies on both sides with the contract: “Connacht Rugby’s vision begins with participation and culminates in inspiration. Along the way community, drive, passion, performance, and teamwork, play a part, before fulfilling a dream. This vision aligns perfectly with Fastway; our values, heritage, and purpose. Fastway operates a unique business model in the Irish market, where we have inspirational local entrepreneurial franchisees fulfil their potential. Today, across the Connacht region, we’re proud to have such a significant operational presence, hundreds of local entrepreneurial franchisees, and extensive customer relationships. Our shared vision and values make this partnership such an exciting and perfect fit.”
“I’m truly delighted that we’ve signed a partnership agreement to become the Official Delivery Partner of Connacht Rugby and wish Andy Friend, Peter Wilkins, the team and dedicated fans, every success in the season ahead,” he added.
The timing of the partnership with Connacht Rugby comes at a very exciting time for Fastway, as it celebrates 20 years in the Irish market and aligns with a major business transformation programme. 20 years of celebrating “People, Planet, and Communities” and now, Ireland’s leading independent delivery network, handling over 24 million parcels annually, as the carrier partner for over 10,000 Domestic and International clients.
Philip Patterson, Head of Commercial & Marketing at Connacht Rugby said: “We’re so delighted to welcome Fastway into our partnership family. This partnership is an exciting one, given our shared values and vision. Working with an organisation where they are so connected to the Connacht region, the local community, and where sustainability is at the heart of their organisation, is so important to us. We’re looking forward to the future and how together, we will deliver.
Photo caption: From L-R Fiona Scally, Connacht Rugby, Adam Byrne, Connacht Rugby, Danny Hughes, CEO Fastway, Conor Fitzgerald, Connacht Rugby – Photo: Inpho Photography, Morgan Treacy