Giving Manchester Pride the Extra Mileage: Citroen as a New Sponsor


Manchester Pride is delighted to announce that car giant Citroen will be the latest sponsor for the 2011 festival, for the first year ever.

Citroen will be joining the likes of Selfridges, Smirnoff and The Co-operative at Manchester’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) festival, who’s ‘Big Weekend’ takes place between Friday 26 and Monday 29 August.

Neville Staines, National Events Manager for Citroen, said: “Citroen UK is proud to be associated with Manchester Pride 2011, an event to which we plan to bring a touch of our creativity and flair! It promises to be a lot of fun, and the perfect place for us to showcase the fantastic Citroen DS3 and the all new DS4, recently voted most beautiful car in the world”.

Not only is the car manufacturer the latest sponsor for Manchester Pride, but it will also be featuring as a part of the parade taking place on Saturday 28 August. In addition to this, Citroen will be involved in some on-site activity over the ‘Big Weekend’, which is something to look forward to.

Marc Raven, Communications Director for Citroën UK, commented; ‘Citroën is proud to be sponsoring this fantastic event, which gives vital support to LGBT organisations and groups within Greater Manchester. We think Citroën’s range of creative, stylish and environmentally-conscious cars will be the perfect complement to the Manchester Pride crowd and we look forward to presenting them at this year’s event.’

Jackie Crozier, festival director, said: “Manchester Pride is thrilled to have a company such as Citroen on-board with the festival this year. We love the combination of precision and creativity Citroen bring and equally are extreme enthusiastic that they are so supportive of us”.

Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend takes place from Friday 26 – Monday 29 August, and tickets are now on sale. For more information, visit: