Sailing Olympian Andrew Lewis joins the Flow team as a sports brand ambassador

David Lewis (Andrew’s Dad), Brian Lewis, Andrew Lewis, Brian Collins and Dominique Lewis (Andrew’s Sister).

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(Port of Spain, Trinidad: 24thMay 2016): Trinidadian Sailor and Olympian Andrew Lewis is Flow’s newest sports brand ambassador. At a reception held at the Sailing Association in Chaguaramas earlier today, Flow, the local telecommunications provider announced that Lewis will be sporting the Flow logo on one of his laser vessels as he now joins track athletes Khalifa St Fort and Machel Cedenio on the company’s roster of brand ambassadors.

Andrew Lewis who competed at the World Champs in Mexico last weekend, his first competition since a life threatening accident in December 2015 said that he is excited by the possibilities of partnering with Flow. Lewis said, “Corporate partnerships are a critical part of success in sports, as not only does the funding support training and equipment, but in my case Flow is also putting its support behind my Foundation which provides opportunities to children in Trinidad and Tobago to learn about the prospects of sailing as a sporting career. I’d really like to thank the Flow team for getting behind me, especially after my accident and all that has happened, a vote of confidence like this is very encouraging to me.”

Flow’s Managing Director, Brian Collins was present to welcome Andrew to the team. Brian said, “I met Andrew for the first time last April when he joined us at our announcement to the Caribbean about our securing Broadcast and Streaming rights to the Rio Olympics which are now less than 100 days away. Andrew was cool, well dressed and extremely affable. Now we know more. Following his accident in December we’ve all come to know the survivor who is extremely passionate about life and his sport. It makes me proud that Flow is able to support Andrew’s career and his dream. I also want to tell fans that come August we will be offering two new ways to view the Olympics, one of which is a new app that will allow viewers around the Caribbean to be able to see regional athletes like Andrew as he competes. With the app viewers will be able to access the events that may be a little less popular globally, but no less important. We look forward to working with Andrew and supporting him in Rio.”

Flow continues to receive positive endorsement from Brian Lewis, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee who was also present at the event and said, “Flow joined the Olympic family in 2015 as a partner of the Committee and a partner of the Olympic Team and since then they have also gone on to build relationships with three of our top athletes. This is the type of support that Team TTO requires, financial yes, but also support that builds relationships, focuses on the needs of the athletes within the competitive arena and outside of it as well. We continue to be emboldened by the support of partners like Flow and we’re excited to see the innovative ways in which Corporate T&T will step up in time to come.”

Flow is a partner of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee and will be broadcasting the Rio 2016 Olympics on FlowSports as well two other channels created specifically for airing Olympics. Additionally fans will be able to access the Games via a special app which will soon be made available and via local channels TV6, CNC3 and ESPN Caribbean.

About Cable & Wireless Communications

Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) is a full service communications and entertainment provider, operating in the Caribbean and Latin America. With annual sales of over $2.4bn, it operates both mobile and fixed networks, supported by submarine and terrestrial optical fibre backhaul capacity. Through the acquisition of Columbus International Inc. on 31 March 2015, CWC now delivers superior high-speed mobile data, broadband and video services. It has leading market positions in Mobile, Fixed Line, Broadband and Video consumer offers.

Through its business division, CWC provides data centre hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customised IT service solutions, utilising cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

The company also operates a state-of-the-art subsea fibre optic cable network that spans more than 42,000 km – the most extensive in the region – as well as 38,000 km of terrestrial fibre providing wholesale and carrier backhaul capacity.

CWC has more than 7,200 employees serving over 6.3 million customers (Mobile 4.1m; Fixed Line 1.1m ; Video 465k and Broadband 680k) as well as over 125k corporate clients across 42 countries. The Company’s leading brands include; LIME and Flow in the Caribbean; BTC in The Bahamas; Mas Movil in Panama; C&W Business and C&W Networks. CWC is the market leader in most products offered and territories served. It is a major contributor to local communities through its corporate social responsibility programmes.

Cable & Wireless Communications’ shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker CWC. The company is headquartered in London with its operational hub located in Miami, within close proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America.
For more information visit: www.cwc.com.

About Flow Trinidad

Flow entered the Trinidad and Tobago market in June 2005 through the acquisition of Trinidad and Tobago Transcable Company Ltd. (“CCTT”). The brand, “Flow”, was subsequently launched in May 2006, marking the start of an aggressive network rebuild program, transforming the system from an antiquated one-way, analog system to a state-of-the-art two-way, digital broadband platform. Flow Trinidad serves more than 150,000 customers across the country via fixed line, video and broadband services. For more information on Flow’s products and services, visit www.discoverflow.co.