(From left to right) Nic Amor, Managing Director of Ballooning Network, and Andy Provis, Group Fleet/Business Centre Manager at Wessex Garages with the Nissan X-Trail.
We will be sponsoring a hot air balloon company from this month (August, 2015) onwards and have provided it with a Nissan X-Trail.
The car was loaned to the Ballooning Network to use to pick up pilots and passengers after their flight at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta (August 7, 8 & 9).
Andy Provis, our Group Fleet/Business Centre Manager at our Pennywell Road dealership, said: “The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a fantastic, fun-filled festival for the family and this year we decided to not only sponsor the event but also the Ballooning Network, who take part in the weekend.
“As part of our sponsorship the company will have the Nissan X-Trail for a year. The vehicle was used during the balloon fiesta to help them collect their pilots after a flight."
Ballooning Network is based on Winterstoke Road in Bristol and organises champagne hot air balloon flights in Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Usk and Wye Valleys.
Nic Amor, Managing Director of Ballooning Network, explained: “We're delighted that Wessex Garages has offered its support for the coming year. The Nissan X-Trail will be a huge help to us when collecting pilots and passengers."
The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is now in its 37th 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.