Boxing hero Nicola Adams MBE announced as Hyundai Brand Ambassador
British Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams MBE joins Hyundai as a brand ambassador
Adams subsequently supports Hyundai’s involvement with the Street League UK football charity and Skills For The Future educational initiative
High Wycombe, December 16, 2013 – British boxer and Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams, MBE, has joined Hyundai as a brand ambassador. Adams, who competed at London 2012 and clinched the first ever Olympic women’s boxing gold, will support Hyundai’s CSR initiatives, including its partnership with Street League and its own Skills For The Future programme.
Adams, who recently took delivery of a Hyundai Veloster Turbo, commented: “Being an ambassador for Hyundai will allow me to gain first-hand experience of how its initiatives help young people who are not in employment or education, to develop crucial skills to support them in the job market, and to better themselves.”
Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor UK, said:“Having a talent such as Nicola as an ambassador for Hyundai fits perfectly with our initiatives and training programmes in the UK. Our support of Street League and our own Skills For The Future programme provides real opportunities for disadvantaged young people. Nicola’s achievements and attitude are inspiring for future generations.”
Skills for the Future aims to bridge the skills gap between education and the demands of the job market,supporting 15-18 year olds in vocational education. Hyundai volunteers share their real-life work experiences with participating students who are developing their own business plans. The three-year programme aims to reach 10,000 students in 15 countries, working with 400 Hyundai volunteers.
Hyundai has partnered with Street League to focus on developing the skills and leadership abilities of young people through a unique programme of football-based activities. Established in 2012 to have a positive effect on the lives of young people and their communities, the partnership includes Hyundai’s donation of £50,000. Adams will today launch the latest Street League Academy in Liverpool which has been directly funded by Hyundai Motor UK.