Team Police is delighted to announce that IBM, a global technology company that provides hardware, software, cloud-based services and cognitive computing, has joined TeamPolice as a sponsor to help on our mission to increase wellbeing through sport for the policing family.

Through TeamPolice, IBM will be helping to support over 30 different police sports through Police Sport UK which represents all police forces in the United Kingdom. Police Sport UK plays a major role in providing social and recreational activities for its 300,000 members which consists of serving police officers, police staff as well as retired officers and staff.

Andrew Watkins, IBM UK said: ‘As the global leader in business transformation through an open hybrid cloud platform and AI, serving clients in more than 170 countries around the world, with 28 consecutive years of patent leadership, IBM is committed to being a responsible innovator and a force for good in the world. In this way, our path aligns with Team Police and we are honoured to support the fantastic work they do with our emergency services.

Employees who are safe, healthy, mentally resilient and physically fit tend to experience better quality of life and higher personal productivity. Investing in a culture of health makes sense for both employees and businesses.’

Gavin Thomas OBE, Director Team Police stated: ‘We welcome IBM to Team Police. Joining our business sponsors, IBM becomes part of an important number of businesses who recognise the social value in supporting our police service and in promoting sport and physical activity which is key to both our physical and mental wellbeing.’