Georgie Twigg factfile
- Plays for Surbiton Hockey Club, who have just completed a hat trick of Investec Women’s Hockey League titles
- Position Midfield
- Won Olympic Bronze and Commonwealth Silver medals
- England Hockey’s Young Performance Player of the Year 2010
- Born November 1990, Georgie has a law degree – her legal career is on hold while she continues to pursue hopes of Olympic gold
- Supported by Concept Vehicle Leasing and Surrey Independent Advisers with a BMW 1 Series
TEAM GB hockey star Georgie Twigg was the headline speaker at a Surbiton and Kingston business networking event organised by local leasing broker Concept Vehicle Leasing, at Surbiton Hockey Club in Surrey.
Georgie addressed the 40-strong audience, explaining how she started playing hockey from age 7, and has since gone on to win an Olympic Bronze at London 2012 and is now training six days a week at Team GB’s Bisham Abbey base in preparation for the Rio Olympics – “I’m just keeping my fingers crossed I get selected!”
Georgie is sponsored by Concept Vehicle Leasing with the supply of a BMW 1 Series, plus additional support from Surrey Independent Advisers in the form of insurance.
“Hockey really stood out for me at school because of the speed and the team ethics. Hockey is about team work, and I feel the partnership with Concept and SIA is part of the team helping me get to Rio.
“I’m really enjoying the BMW. It makes such a difference from my old car! And I’m covering a lot of miles, driving from my West London home to Bisham Abbey six days a week. I feel very privileged to be driving it.”
As well as Georgie Twigg, the business networking event had an array of vehicles on show, including Georgie’s BMW 1 Series with an electric BMW i3 alongside, a SEAT Leon estate, while Lexus Cambridge brought along a GS 300 model.
“We’re very pleased with the turnout today, said Paul Bulloch, managing director of Concept Vehicle Leasing.
“There’s a mixture of existing customers and new prospects, so that side has worked well.
“We’re also very keen to support the local community. We’re based in Surbiton, and Georgie plays for Surbiton Hockey Club when not on Team GB duty – it is this kind of relationship that we are very keen to foster. And of course we wish Georgie all the best on her Road to Rio.”
No doubt fostering local relationships was the thought behind the provision of lunch which was from award-winning local pie maker, Dee’s Pies, which is based in Kingston.