MMS backs Olympic swimmer Keri-anne Payne

Kerri-anne Payne

Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS), has teamed up with athlete Keri-anne Payne, a highly successful open water swimmer and winner of a clutch ofOlympic and World Championship medals.

The move, in which Keri-anne becomes an ambassador for MMS, sees the firm support her throughout the Olympics and the various competitions leading up to Rio 2016.

Keri-anne won a silver medal in the open water 10K event at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, followed by gold in the 2009 and 2011 World Championships.

She was the first British athlete to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.

Kenneth Shand, chief executive of MMS, said: “Keri-anne’s determination, focus and winning instinct have seen her become an accomplished athlete. Her experience in setting and achieving high personal goals are valuable lessons for everyone.”

As an ambassador for MMS, Keri-anne will be involved in MMS’ recruitment projects and the firm’s knowledge, learning and development programme.

Keri-anne said: “This sponsorship will make a huge difference and allow me to fund my training and competition programme in preparation for Rio.

“Learning in the water is a huge part of my programme and I think business has many lessons it can teach sports people and vice versa.

“My main goal is to be at the top of the podium at Rio in 2016 and I’m working towards this as part of a three year cycle. Before Rio, my biggest competitions will be the World Championships this summer, which is the Olympic qualifier, and I need to be top ten in the world to qualify.”

MMS’ sponsorship of Keri-anne Payne follows the firm’s commitment to working with organisations and individuals of exceptional talent.

Some 25 partners and staff are currently involved in coaching sports organisations and individuals as part of the Work Out for Sport initiative, Scotland’s workplace volunteer programme, with the firm also sponsoring thePaul Lawrie Golf Centre and backing the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open 2014.

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