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In a first of its kind collaboration internationally, Bidvest Car Rental has teamed up with the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards to offer instant discounted rates to wine and spirits producers as well as consumers. Bidvest Car Rentals is one of South Africa’s largest car rental companies 120 locations across South Africa, Namibia and Botswana Africa, while Michelangelo is South Africa’s leading drinks competition.

Producers entering the 2019 Michelangelo Wine & Spirit Awards will be able to obtain substantially discounted rates of up to 40% when hiring vehicles through Bidvest Car Rental, while consumers will likewise be entitled to these hugely discounted offers from Bidvest Car Rental via the customised QR codes on bottles of Michelangelo’s trophy and medal-winning producers.

George Corbett, operations executive of Bidvest Car Rental said the company is extremely proud to enter into a partnership with the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. “Through this partnership we see an opportunity for not just the consumers of these top wines and spirits, but also to offer very special rates to the wine and spirits makers who produce these magnificent products,” he says.

Bidvest Car Rental George Corbett

BIdvest Car Rental's Operations Executive George Corbett

Bidvest Car Rental is a truly ‘Proudly South African’ car rental company, operating in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana with a network of 120 locations. It offers a variety of products such as car rental, Door2Door transfers, chauffeur drive, coach charter and, and Van & Truck rental.

Lorraine Immelman, founder and CEO of the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, says the competition’s alignment with a reputable and multi-dimensional business brand such as Bidvest is a highlight in the history of the competition founded 23 years ago, and which has grown into South Africa’s – and the African continent’s - largest wine and spirit awards.

“It is an honour for Michelangelo to be associated with a blue-chip and proudly South Africa business such as Bidvest Car Rental,” she says.

“The nature of the agreement between Michelangelo and Bidvest Car Rental underscores our commitment to the true benefactors of corporate partnerships: Michelangelo award-winning producers travelling around southern Africa will now be able to rent a vehicle through Bidvest Car Rental at substantially discounted rates, while consumers who scan the QR-coded bottle stickers on the Michelangelo award-winning wines and spirits will also benefit from these special rates.”