Welcome on board! Taxi firm backs The Tall Ships Races with new livery

Councillor John Kelly, with Station Taxis Managing Director, Trevor Hines. #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia.
Councillor John Kelly, with Station Taxis Managing Director, Trevor Hines. #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia.
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A Sunderland taxi firm is on board with The Tall Ships Races - and it’s got new vehicle artwork to prove it.

Station Taxis has shown its colours with a new logo. The support got huge praise from Sunderland City Council.

The Tall Ships Races in Sunderland will showcase everything our city has to offer and will be a great boost to the city and the region next summer

Trevor Hines

Next year a fleet up to 80 ships is expected to arrive at the Port of Sunderland for the event which runs from Wednesday, July 11, to Saturday, July 14. Councillor John Kelly, Sunderland City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Wellness and Culture, said the latest initiative was “helping spread the word about what is sure to be one of the largest events Sunderland has ever hosted.

“The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 will provide local business with a huge range of opportunities to be involved in supporting the iconic spectacle.”

The event is expected to bring up to an additional £35m to the local economy with local businesses being best-placed to benefit. Among businesses already showing their support are, Gentoo, The Bridges Sunderland, Station Taxis and the Port of Sunderland.

Trevor Hines, Managing Director of Station Taxis (Sunderland) Ltd said; “The Tall Ships Races in Sunderland will showcase everything our city has to offer and will be a great boost to the city and the region next summer.”

“We are proud to support the event next year and can see the benefits it will bring not just to us, but to many businesses across the city and wider north east. I encourage any local business to find out more about supporting this phenomenal occasion.”

For further information about The Tall Ships Races 2018, visit www.tallshipssunderland.com , Twitter @TallShipsSund or on Facebook at TallShipsRacesSunderland.