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24 August 2011, 5:12pm

Bath Rugby partners with Global Design company

Bath Rugby have completed a new partnership deal with Herman Miller, the Bath and Chippenham based furniture design company, who will become an 'Official Business Partner' to the Club for the next season.

With international operations run from its UK base, Herman Miller has a global presence and customer relationships in over 100 countries worldwide. Its innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility make it a perfect partner for the Club, who share common values around innovation, performance and responsible leadership.Best known for its ergonomic seating products which it first pioneered in the 1970's, the Aeron chair will be familiar to many. Today, Herman Miller has over 50 pieces in design museum collections around the world.

Herman Miller are dedicated to working within the local community, so will be focused throughout the season on supporting the Bath Rugby Community Foundation across a variety of projects. Their commitment to the community has already been shown, with them sponsoring the "Herman Miller Award" at the recent Bath Rugby Foundation Awards. The award recognised those who had excelled throughout the year in the Foundation's Business Enterprise Programme.

Bath Rugby's Chief Executive, Nick Blofeld said: "This partnership with Herman Miller is one we are delighted with. They are an ambitious global company with a wonderful heritage of design, whilst also being responsible leaders on matters of the environment and community, both of which are very important to us. They are very keen in particular to work with our Community team, which will hopefully bring even more exciting and worthwhile projects to the surrounding areas."

Mike Pearce, Vice President of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) for Herman Miller added: "We are excited to be supporting Bath, both on and off the field. It is great to have the opportunity to be associated with such a prestigious Club, and one which has made a real difference through their Foundation, to the lives of others. We look forward to working with them over the coming year to help expand their reach."

About Herman Miller

Herman Miller works for a better world around you-with inventive designs, technologies, and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal and learn. Established in 1923, Herman Miller expanded beyond North America in the 1950's, making Bath its base in the UK to serve International markets. Since then, it has been helping customers with the complexity of designing and planning global workplaces, in more than 100 countries on all seven continents.

Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognised global company. In 2011, Herman Miller received the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" company in the contract furniture industry. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.

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