City Link, the UK’s premium express delivery company, gave its support to an historic moment at Coventry City Football Club.
The company, which is the club’s official shirt sponsor, ensured the safe homecoming of a commemorative statue to former Sky Blues manager and chairman Jimmy Hill OBE.
The 7ft bronze statue now stands proud outside the home of the club, the Ricoh Arena, where it was unveiled at a family fun day on July 28th.
Its unveiling marked the end of a solid year of planning and fundraising for the statue, a fitting tribute to the manager who earned the team their name Sky Blues, and who led them to victory in the Division Three championship in 1963-64, Division Two championship in 1966-67 and who left Coventry just as they entered top flight football for the first time in 1967.
The statue was collected from the studio of sculptor Nicholas Dimbleby and transported 160 miles to the club ready for its historic unveiling by Jimmy himself.
Duncan Faithfull, Sales and Marketing Director of City Link, said: "Over the years we have been involved in the delivery of a host of unusual items but this one certainly created a stir within City Link.
"Whether it be at our depots in Exeter or in London – all were excited to be involved.
"As the club’s shirt sponsors and logistics partner it seemed only fitting that we were involved in delivering what is such a fantastic legacy for the club and its fans and were delighted to be able to offer our assistance in transporting both the statue and the stone plinth from Devon.
"It truly was a team effort and one which will bring much pleasure to Coventry City fans and visitors to the Ricoh Arena for years to come."