For golfers, winning the greatest Major of them all, The Open Championship, is their biggest dream. Leading golfers from around the globe will all tell you that their lifelong ambition is to play in The Open and their ultimate dream is to lift the Claret Jug on the Sunday afternoon. It is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after prizes in the sporting world.
Likewise, business owners will tell you their dream is to work with the highest profile clients that are unmistakeably leaders in their field. So, it’s not surprising that Spectrum is delighted to announce they’ve won The Open Championship. Not once, but three times. Yes, Spectrum has been appointed to provide cleaning solutions at Royal Portrush (2019), Royal St George’s (2020) and at the ‘Home of Golf’ in St Andrews (2021).
Winning The Open takes years of dedication. For many, they will have to win one of the many regional qualifying events hosted around the World prior to the final qualifying events hosted immediately before the event – it’s a long and very competitive road to make the final starting group of players who tee it up on the Thursday morning.
Winning The Open contract is no different, we have proven our ability at other events; the Ryder Cup Matches at Gleneagles, several Scottish Opens, the British Masters, the RICOH British Women’s Open Championship and the Senior Open Championship have enabled us to hone our skills and earn an invitation to tender.
Like any business, winning a competitive tender is especially satisfying; we have competed against other businesses, we’ve presented our expertise and our experience and we won the prize.
We are truly delighted to be working with The R&A and The Open Championship to deliver outstanding, clean and safe Championships. We will be providing a wide range of services at each event which will include: cleaning of marquees, toilets and onsite offices, as well as window cleaning services.
The R&A are the organisers of The Open, golf’s oldest and most international championship which marks a highlight in the golfing calendar. For over 150 years, the world’s best golfers have played in The Open, pursuing the iconic Claret Jug Trophy. The Open Championship is one of four Major Championships in Men’s Golf. Each year the Championship attracts thousands of spectators and an international TV audience of millions, making our role paramount to keep the course and facilities clean and safe whilst ensuring it is showcased in its very best possible light.
Last year The Open delivered an annual economic benefit of £120 million to its host region, and the Championship’s commercial success supports the development of the sport internationally. Spectrum is delighted to be a part of such an iconic event, whilst contributing to the economic benefits on a local and national level.
This year’s Open at Royal Portrush will be an exciting event for all. It will mark a historic return to Northern Ireland for golf’s original championship after nearly 70 years. The Open was last held at Royal Portrush in 1951, and the 2019 come back is set to generate millions in terms of economic impact and destination marketing benefit. Spectrum is therefore thrilled to be a part of this iconic return for The 148th Open.
2019 is already set to be a busy year for us and The Open Championship will certainly be a highlight for our whole team. Everyone is already hard at work preparing for another successful year and we look forward to announcing more of our upcoming contracts soon.
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