Resorts World Arena to change name from September

Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena will be renamed bp pulse LIVE as part of a new sponsorship agreement between the NEC Group and bp pulse.

Located on the NEC Campus and renowned as one of Birmingham’s hottest live event venues, the 15,600 capacity arena, will adopt its new name on 1st September 2024.  

bp pulse aims to make bp pulse LIVE a top choice for EV drivers attending events. With the bp pulse Gigahub™ - one of the UK’s largest public EV charging hubs with 180 charging bays - conveniently located nearby, concert-goers can recharge their EVs before or during an event.  

This new venue sponsorship with one of the UK’s leading live events businesses, NEC Group, marks a significant moment in the collaboration between the events and transport sectors. While bp pulse aims to support drivers in their transition and increase EV travel to and from the venue, the NEC Group is dedicated to providing the highest quality visitor experiences.  

The deal expands bp pulse’s relationships in the live music events industry, which already include its sponsorship of community music charity, Music Workshop, and title sponsorship of CarFest, the UK's largest family fundraising festival founded by Chris Evans. Commenting on the new partnership, NEC Group CEO Melanie Smith said:

“We are delighted to partner with the innovative bp pulse, providing electrifying experiences in the venue as well as supporting audiences to make the transition to electric vehicles.

"The best partners are those who can add value for the millions of live-event fans that walk through our doors each year, so we can’t wait to start working with bp pulse.” 

Elen Macaskill chief customer officer at bp pulse added: “We are excited by our thrilling new partnership and to add our name to such a prestigious music venue.

"Our focus at bp pulse is on delivering convenient and reliable EV charging for customers. By teaming up with a well-known arena at the heart of the UK, we aim to raise awareness of our brand and confidence in EV charging, given how conveniently close it is to our EV charging Gigahub™.” 


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