ExpressTest by Cignpost announced as Principal Partner of the 2021 Great North Run

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ExpressTest has been announced as the principal partner of this year’s Great North Run.

The world class diagnostics company behind ExpressTest – Cignpost Diagnostics – has been a driving force in the effort to get cultural and professional sporting events back on track; providing diagnostic services to clients such as Netflix, the BBC, the PGA European Tour, every UK based Formula 1 team and most recently Wimbledon.

ExpressTest, one of the UK’s leading consumer COVID-19 test providers, are currently offering fast, affordable and reliable COVID-19 travel testing throughout their national network of more than 30 regional healthcare centres and at-home testing kits.

Christian Corney, CEO of Cignpost Diagnostics said, “Our sponsorship of the Great Run series demonstrates our ongoing commitment to getting people back to the things they love – this is a common purpose that we share with the Great Run company.”

He went on to say: “Partnering with the largest, mass participation programme in the UK is not only exciting, but inclusive of the communities we serve across the nation. We have 80 colleagues from throughout the organisation taking part in the Great Run events and we will be at all of the runs inviting runners and spectators to #UnlockYourWorld with the chance to win some great travel prizes!”

Paul Foster, Chief Executive of the Great Run Company said, “We’re delighted to welcome ExpressTest by Cignpost to this year’s Great North Run.”

“Like us they’re working hard to help the country get back on track and doing everything they can to allow the UK public to once again enjoy events safely and confidently.”

ExpressTest by Cignpost will be present at each of the runs supporting runners in the communities they serve, helping people get back to the things they love and with their “ExpressTest Escapes” brand activation that invites the public to #UnlockYourWorld with the chance to win a holiday for 4 or £1,000 in travel vouchers.

About ExpressTest by Cignpost:

Cignpost Diagnostics is a leading Covid-19 testing company. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the business has advised organisations across a range of sectors, including elite sports, defence, film and TV production, and financial services. Current clients include Netflix, the BBC, Amazon, Apple, the PGA, every UK based Formula 1 team and most recently Wimbledon.

ExpressTest is a part of Cignpost Diagnostics and is the UK’s largest Covid-19 test provider for consumers, particularly in the travel sector, with testing centres across the country including at Heathrow, Gatwick, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Reading and Brent Cross. Details of the company’s services can be found at and

The company has quickly evolved into a global leader in diagnostics, providing services across the world including the Middle East, Europe and North America. Today, the team offer services beyond testing, providing strategic consultancy on business continuity and customised end-to-end solutions to meet client needs.