Gold

FPS Goes Gold

FPS sponsored athlete, Andrew Pozzi, won gold in the 60m hurdles at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade on 3rd March.

FPS has sponsored local Stratford-upon-Avon hurdler, Andrew Pozzi, since 2011, and Andrew has even done work experience with the marketing team. Since then, the company has closely followed the highs and lows of his GB senior career, and are delighted for Andrew in winning one of 5 gold medals for Team GB at the European Indoor Athletics Championships.

FPS Managing Director, Neil Davis, commented:

“Andrew is a real example to us all. He has had major injuries and multiple operations, but always believed he would realise his potential. He has worked so hard in the face of adversity and we are really pleased for him to win this gold medal which recognises him as the best in Europe”.

It was a closely fought race – Andrew finished just 0.01 seconds in front of the defending champion, France’s Pascal Martinot-Lagarde.  Andrew commented, “It has been a long old road and I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to the level I wanted to be at so to win with grit and determination, I’m over the moon,”

Andrew returned to racing shortly before the Rio Olympics, getting as far as the semi-finals.  This year, we’ve seen Andrew not only return to his previous form but improve upon it, achieving a personal best indoor time of 7.43 seconds at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix in February.

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FPS is one of the UK’s leading providers of service-led supply chain solutions. Founded in 1934, and employing over 1,000 people, it operates from 22 sites in the UK. Acting as a distribution partner for a number of major brands, its core business is providing automotive parts, car accessories and consumables to the reseller network. Through recent expansion FPS now successfully provides wholesale distribution services in the Maintenance & Accessories and Travel & Leisure sectors, serving a number of blue chip companies. Dedicated to service excellence and innovation, the company offers a wide range of services meeting the varying needs of manufacturers, suppliers, resellers and business consumers across the supply chain. For further details go to http://www.fpsdistribution.com/pr-corner/ or contact comms@fpsdistribution.co.uk