In 2011 Qioptiq was one of the first companies to support Team Army as they were very keen to help us on our joint mission … to enable sport, challenge and adventure in the armed forces community in order to improve health, wellbeing and recovery.
As a Gold level sponsor Qioptiq has certainly lived up to this aim over the last decade. We are enormously grateful for their loyal support which has enabled thousands of service personnel to participate in a huge variety of events and activities from sailing to golf and shooting to skiing. They also supported the Ice Maidens in their epic trek across Antarctica and have just agreed to support Polar Preet in her groundbreaking trek to the South pole.
Taking part in sport and adventurous training is a crucial part of service life and is critical to the morale, motivation and wellbeing of our forces.In addition to supporting grassroot activity, our decade-long partnership with Qioptiq has also assisted elite athletes to compete at the highest level and increased the opportunity for those who are wounded, injured or sick to take part in sports and activities which enhance their recovery journey.
Craig Taylor, Head of Marketing Communications at Qioptiq stated,
Over the past ten years our association with Team Army / Team Ethos has provided Qioptiq with the unparalleled opportunity to support sporting activities in the British Forces. The committed servicemen and women who undertake extreme physical and mental challenges on a daily basis have proved inspirational to our company. It has enabled our employees to see first-hand what an outstanding role our armed forces play. We are proud to support them.
We are very pleased to celebrate Qioptiq’s ten year anniversary. One of our very first clients, they have been an outstanding member of Team Army/Team Ethos and their commitment to giving back to the armed forces community has been exemplary.
Hats off to Qioptiq – a great British company. #doingtherightthing
Some of the key events that Qioptiq has supported in the last few years
Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies company has supported our Armed Forces, Security Services and Police Forces for over 50 years, by providing technologically innovative equipment such as Image Intensified, Thermal and Fused sighting solutions to assist them in their vital roles. We work closely with our customers and End Users, providing expert capability every step of the way. Excelitas equipment helps ensure mission success by delivering the latest technology alongside an established through life support service.
ABOUT TEAM ETHOS / TEAM ARMY
Team Ethos and Team Army are co-brands of an MoD endorsed programme which helps to fund sport, challenge and adventure in the armed forces community in order to improve health, wellbeing and recovery. We help the best get better.
Sport, challenge and adventure are critical to the morale, motivation and wellbeing of our forces, yet taking part is often expensive and in some cases, beyond the means of our personnel. We conduct fundraising, attract sponsorship and make financial grants to make these activities more accessible. We also increase the opportunity for those who are wounded, injured or sick to take part in sports and activities which enhance their recovery journey. The programme helps defence suppliers raise profile and brand awareness as well as demonstrating social responsibility by visibly giving back to the armed forces community.
The programme is operated by Ethos Fundraising Ltd in collaboration with Team Army Sports Foundation. The brands Team Ethos and Team Army are interchangeable and applicable within the armed forces as appropriate. Since our launch in 2011, we have donated over £8m to the armed forces community.