The Castrol Honda rider said the company’s long track record of reinvesting in shows, runs, riders and clubs was a model other businesses should follow.
“When I was young, and early in my career, I used to go to motorcycle live at the NEC and I’d walk past the Carole Nash stand and go ‘wow, check out those bikes!’ it was a big deal for me. I’ve since found out that it’s not just the big shows but lots of small events, right down to local club raffles, that Carole Nash support. I love that they understand the passion which fuels motorcycling and are so committed to reinvesting in it, from the grassroots up. I wish more people ran their businesses like that.”
The 25 year-old race ace says he’s so impressed with the company’s commitment that he’s agreed to be an ‘ambassador’
“I’m really proud to be able to fly the Carole Nash flag in the world superbike championship and elsewhere. It’s an honour,” he enthused.
The Northern Irishman joins biking adventurer Nick Sanders and TV star Charley Boorman as Carole Nash ambassadors. His appointment has been welcomed by Carole Nash’s chief executive David Newman, who commented: “Jonathan is an exceptional talent and great role model. Here’s a man who has followed his passion and through skill, determination and commitment has become a podium regular and a fans favourite. It’s fantastic that he’s also now championing the Carole Nash cause.”
Born in Larne in 1987, Rea is regarded as one of the most talented young racers on the international circuit. He collected his first national title aged just ten and then progressed from motocross to the British 125cc, Supersport and then British Superbike (BSB) championship in which he became the youngest rider to secure a pole position. Some 16 podium finishes and five wins earned him the runner up spot in the 2007 BSB before he switched to the World Supersport series and then the World Superbike. The 2012 season has got off to a promising start with wins at Assen and Donington to date and a total of ten World Superbike race wins to his name.
Notes to Editor:
Photography by SDPICS Photographics (sdpics.com)
1. Carole Nash was ranked as the UK’s 39th biggest UK insurance broker and the UK’s 11th biggest personal lines broker in August 2011 by Insurance Times magazine. The company employs over 300 staff in the UK and Ireland and provides insurance for some 300,000 classic, vintage, modern, custom and off road motorcycles – around 20 percent of all licensed machines. It is also a leading player in the classic car sector with its portfolio also spanning modern car, van, military vehicle, travel and home insurance.
2. Carole Nash sponsors a wide range of motorcycle shows and events, including the Carole Nash classic bike guide winter classic, MCN Carole Nash London motorcycle show, MCN Carole Nash Scottish motorcycle show, Carole Nash International classic motorcycle show, Carole Nash great Scottish bike show, Carole Nash Eurojumble, Carole Nash motorcycle mechanics show, Carole Nash Scottish dirt bike show, Carole Nash Irish motorcycle show and Carole Nash classic car & motorcycle live show (Ireland).
It also supports many local and national motorcycle clubs and causes by providing insurance discounts and raffle prizes. In addition it has just named North West Blood Bikes Manchester as its charity of the year having in recent years held successful fundraising drives for the Brain & Spinal Injuries Centre (BASIC) and Riders for Health.
Issued on behalf of:
Carole Nash Insurance Consultants, 110 Manchester Road, Altrincham, WA14 1NU
By: Carole Nash PR
Pure Marketing Communications. Tel: 0161 280 1433/ 07855 345108