PARALYMPICS swimmer Andrew Mullen (24) has paid tribute to Mactaggart & Mickel for the firm’s ongoing support as he sets his sights on Tokyo 2020.
The Glasgow-headquartered housebuilder has extended its sponsorship for a fourth year after last year’s Paralympics was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Andrew, who lives in Newton Mearns, said, “When I learned I’d definitely be going to Tokyo I felt a huge wave of relief. I’ve worked really hard for the last 18 months through all the challenges that Covid has sent our way to get on the team and I’m grateful for the support I’ve received during that time from my friends and family, coaches, colleagues and Mactaggart & Mickel.
“Mactaggart & Mickel sponsorship has enabled me to dedicate my time towards preparing for the Paralympics. Their support has been a constant for me amid all the uncertainty created by Covid and it’s really appreciated.”
The City of Glasgow Swim Team member will compete in the 50-metre freestyle, backstroke, and butterfly events and possibly the 4×50 relay in the para swimming section of the Paralympic Games, which begin in August.
Joanne Casey, Mactaggart & Mickel director, said, “We have a tradition of supporting people who live in communities like Newton Mearns where we are building new homes through our Building Communities Fund. We’re proud to support Andrew on his sporting journey and thrilled that he has won himself a place in the ParalympicsGB team through his pursuit of excellence. His focus, work ethic and dedication are nothing short of inspirational.
“Andrew is setting a brilliant example to people across Scotland not only for his sporting prowess but also with his determination not to let Covid get in the way of his Paralympics dreams. We are sure he will do Great Britain proud in Japan.”