“As a company that was founded, and continues to be headquartered in Birmingham, Wesleyan is proud to support the city’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

“Sport has always had the power to unite, and an international event of this scale will bring not only the people of Birmingham together, but those from around the UK and the rest of the world. This can only be good for the city’s profile, for business across all sectors and of course the health and wellbeing of those inspired by the games.

“This is a once in a generation opportunity for the city, and I know that with our enthusiasm, world class venues and accessible travel links, we will be hard to beat.”