Bristol Balloons get a helping hand from Wessex

We’re sponsoring a hot air balloon company in Bristol for the second year running and have provided it with a Nissan Navara (July, 2016).

Our dealership on Pennywell Road in the city will loan the car to Bristol Balloons to use to pick up pilots and passengers after their flights starting with The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, which takes place on August 11 until 14.

Andy Provis, our Group Fleet/Business Centre Manager, said: “The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a fantastic, fun-filled festival for the family and we’re delighted we are able to once again sponsor Bristol Balloons, which is taking part in the event.

As part of our sponsorship the company will have the Nissan Navara for a year. The vehicle will be used during the balloon fiesta before and after flights and continue to be used this way after the festival for general balloon flights.”

Bristol Balloons is based on Winterstoke Road, Ashton in Bristol and organises hot air balloonflights from the Ashton Court estate and the surrounding areas.

Nic Amor, Managing Director of Bristol Balloons, explained: “We’re delighted that Wessex Garages has once again offered its support. It is much appreciated. The Nissan Navara will be a huge help to us when collecting pilots and passengers throughout the year.”

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is now in its 38th year and is Europe’s largest ballooning event. The fiesta attracts more than 100 hot air balloons with 500,000 members of the public attending over the four days.

You can also keep up-to-date with our latest news and events by liking us on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/wessexgarages or following us on Twitter www.twitter.com/wessexgarages.

For further details about Bristol Balloons, please visit www.bristolballoons.co.uk, which is part of Ballooning Network Ltd, a company founded in 1978. Bristol Balloons are also on Facebook, please follow www.facebook.com/bristolballoon/ and www.twitter.com/BristolBalloons.