We would like to thank all our sponsors below for their support.
Together, we can achieve anything.
OUR SPONSORS - THANK YOU
With over 25 years of experience in delivering satellite communications services, AST is a trusted global satellite communications equipment supplier of end-to-end remote communication solutions.
Our company provides a comprehensive range of terminals and devices, high quality voice and data connectivity. Our unique enabling services such as INTEGRA, IRIS, iRAMS and My AST Portal empower our customers to optimise their operations, make informed decisions quicker and reduce their costs.
"As a young world traveller 25 years ago, I didn’t enjoy being weighed down by too much gear. I needed lightweight, functionality, and the liberty that brings. I returned home inspired to make travelling a better experience for others. Our first products were a range of strong, lightweight travel wallets, designed to fit multiple currencies, passport and tickets."
Lifeventure is part of a 50-person team of product developers and authentic travel experts, supplying expedition gear to specialist retailers in more than 40 countries worldwide. As a team that experiences the urge to throw ourselves headlong into adventure on a frequent basis ourselves, we know how to make kit that’s right for the job.
As the nation's leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance offers training courses, advice, volunteering opportunities, event support, products and more.
Promarine Finance is an independent finance company providing marine mortgages to help like-minded people to buy the boats they really want.
Promarine finances all types of leisure and liveaboard craft including Motor Boats, Sailing Yachts, Ribs, Canal boats, and floating homes. Credit decisions are quick and simple usually available within 30 minutes helping buyers secure their dream vessels.
"Stuart Austin, Managing Director of Promarine Finance, first saw Ben give a short presentation about his plan to Swim the Atlantic at Southampton Boat Show in September 2021. The sheer enormity of the challenge and Ben’s humble demeanour persuaded Stuart to help Ben and his team to get to the start line. In addition to the mighty athletic challenge of swimming over 1600nm, Ben is aiming to raise money for charity and conduct scientific research on our oceans. Promarine Finance is proud to be involved and able to support Ben and his team.”
We at Waller's Butchers have been serving food lovers for over 40 years from the beautiful market town of Ledbury. Over that time, we have won many prestigious awards in competitions throughout the region.
Our business started back in the 1970’s – with the simple ethos of providing good quality meats, from local suppliers, all served with a smile 🙂 You can choose from a wide range of professionally prepared meats - Beef, Lamb, Pork and Poultry as well as a great selection of Wild Game. Then, there are the 30 varieties of sausage and our delicious range of dry-cured bacon that actually fries in the pan rather than boils....
Over the years we have built up great relationships, working closely with our suppliers to ensure consistency and quality throughout the year. Only using farms and farmers who share our belief that welfare and traditional methods are paramount to guarantee texture and flavour has been key. A tradition we aim to maintain.
All of the animals are reared outdoors, the meat is dry hung to enhance the flavour, tenderness, and succulence prior to preparation by the team of skilled butchers, who will always be happy to help wherever necessary.
This simple philosophy we have proven time and again gives our customers confidence and peace of mind. We appreciate that not only do customers want to know where their meat has come from but that it will cook well and eat great every time.
Our mission at Waller and sons is to provide you with the highest of welfare, locally reared meat of the utmost quality. All our meat is prepared the traditional way and from farm to fork, we are involved in the process every step of the way, liaising with our long-term farmers and suppliers, with the majority of our meat being sourced locally, from the fields of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire, only stepping away from these 3 counties seasonally. This ensures all our Beef, Pork, Lamb, Poultry and Game has the lowest food miles possible, our bone-in beef is hung for a minimum of 28 days before being expertly prepared by our experienced team and our lamb pork and venison are also matured on the hook, ensuring you get butter-soft texture but most of all, stunning flavour.
We have proudly been serving the wonderful folk of Ledbury & surrounding areas for which is now in its forty fourth year, and now through the media of the internet we are able to deliver throughout the whole of the UK. Dispatching the finest Quality, meat straight to your door.
Our genuine commitment to you, as our customer, is to ensure you get high quality and great value products, that not only cooks well but more importantly, eats well too…. At Wallers you can be confident that you have come to the right place. Be it for weekday meals or for any special occasions, we are here to help and advise you on cooking times or any certain cuts you may require, ensuring you get the best results from our meat, pies, or ready meals every time. At the end of the day, at Wallers, we serve you as we would like to be served ourselves. And that is a promise.
At The Vineyard Practice, we’re dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised care.
Established over 30 years ago in the heart of Cheltenham.The Vineyard Practice is a multi disciplinary clinic offering Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Sports/Remedial massage.Our professionals are fully qualified with many years experience. We have good relations with local GP practices, many private consultants and southmead neurosurgeons.
We are delighted to be able to support Ben in his training, keeping him fit and well through his rigorous training schedule. Its amazing to be able to support someone local to the practice in such an inspirational adventure!
I am a qualified Level 3 Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist and fully insured by The Federation of Holistic Therapists ( FHT).
I began my massage career in 2015, where I trained in Full Body Swedish Massage. I then furthered my skills and trained in both Hot Stone Therapy and Indian Head Massage. I enjoyed these therapies, however wanted to progress further, and in 2017 I completed a course in Sports Massage.
More than just signmakers since 1983.With over 35 years’ experience, Swift Signs have been designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke signage and innovative display solutions across the UK and Europe.
Their creative flair and know-how makes them well respected within the industry, with a diverse client base giving them a wealth of experience across a variety of successful signage solutions.
With a professional, committed and skilled team, they are ready and prepared to take on a wide variety of projects and ensuring their commitment and engagement with the local community and charities is always a part of their ethos.
Swifts Signs are proud to be supporting Ben and his team on their mammoth challenge and to be part of such a worthy cause.
Established in the UK in 1985 Sola wetsuits are one of the original watersports brands.
Manufacturing and distributing products that are designed by surfers, for surfers. Geared at the more intrepid user, our wetsuits and accessories benefit from a range of high-performance features, built specifically for endurance, and for those in the water all year round.
The range includes high specification winter, summer and marine products for both adults and children to ensure the user is kept warmer for longer.
We are pleased to have the opportunity to support Swim The Big Blue. Following the introduction of our open water swimming range, we are happy to assist Ben on this historic venture whilst bringing attention to the benefits open water swimming has for mental and physical health, and raising funds for two worthwhile charitable organizations.
Fitness Fix offers a clinic and home-based soft tissue therapy service helping assess and manage acute and chronic pain and injury. Our therapists are fully qualified to Level 5 Clinical Remedial Massage or MSc Physiotherapy standards, are professionally insured, first aid trained, and DBS checked.
Experienced treating international and Olympic athletes as well as mums/dads, self-employed individuals and children. We treat injuries using advanced massage and myofascial techniques as well as complementary therapies of manipulations, acupuncture, myofascial cupping, sports and kinesiology taping. We offer an individualised approach to treatment working with yourself to overcome pain levels and help you to achieve your sustainable goals.
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Located on the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Portland Marina makes the perfect launching point for adventures east, west or, across the Channel and with no restrictions to worry about you can simply slip lines and head out on your next voyage of discovery.
The sheltered crystal-clear waters are an ideal playground for those who love to get afloat, but there’s fun to be found ashore too, with Chesil Beach, historical quarries, and the famous Portland Bill.
Built, in 2010 for the 2012 Olympics, Portland Marina’s first-class facilities are constantly growing to create a one-stop shop for all your boating needs.
Our Story: Founded in 2018, we are a firefighter run and owned coffee company roasting speciality coffee supporting frontline charities. We have raised over £20,000 for charities that support the people of our emergency and health services so far and strive to become a valuable fundraising asset to these charities as we continue to grow.
Our Mission: To support frontline charities, financially and through awareness of the services they offer.
Our emergency and health services are the best in the world, but they are only the best because of the people that make them up. We strive to be a company that supports these amazing people.
"Supporting frontline charities one bean at a time"
The award-winning UK consumer PR agency behind the British headlines.
Palamedes PR is the long-established consumer communications agency for those seeking big-impact exposure on TV and radio, and in the national press. Since 2009, we've been generating guaranteed, mass publicity for books, brands and businesses, and keeping high-profile individuals in and out of the international media spotlight through powerful reputation management.
Wells Offshore (The Company) was founded by Dr. Brian Wells as part of Wells Pharmacy, Withernsea, which had been established in 1973.
The purpose of the company is to act as a wholesaler of medical and pharmaceutical supplies to the shipping industry, and major oil, gas, and mining companies throughout the world. In 2002 Wells Offshore moved to a new office in Hull and in April 2012, was acquired Day Lewis PLC who saw excellent synergies between Wells Offshore and their active wholesaling division.
The Day Lewis Group is an award winning family business, consisting of one of the largest independent pharmacy chains in the UK and Europe. Founded by the late Kirit Patel MBE and his brother JC Patel in 1975. The business is now under the leadership of siblings, Jay, Rupa & Sam.The Group remains a family-owned entity today, having grown from one pharmacy in Southborough to owning and managing over 300 pharmacies in the UK today. Day Lewis employs over 2600 people and has a major presence in the South of England, from Cornwall to Greater London. The company also has the management rights to the pharmacy concession in Harrods, the world famous department store in Knightsbridge, London.Day Lewis is committed to developing and continuing the well-respected reputation gained by Wells Offshore and for this reason the business moved to a new larger site (Swan House) in January 2016.
Chatham Marine returns as Swim The Big Blue's first-ever sponsor.
Over 25 years’ of shoe making expertise and design flair inspired by our nautical roots and country life, has led our family-run business to become one of Britain’s key lifestyle footwear brands.
Born out of a love for the great outdoors, exploration and adventure, we are committed to creating classic sailing and country footwear, all with our signature British style, which marries traditional craftsmanship with innovation, the finest materials and attention to detail. Each shoe is of the highest quality and durability, is designed to be comfortable, functional and able to withstand all that nature has to throw at it.
Constantly innovating some Chatham styles feature Sole Spring technology with Poron performance cushioning – which is anti-bacterial and offers maximum comfort and shock absorption. This means the shoes you love to wear are only getting better and better.
Chatham is a brand that’s always sailing forward, never trailing behind.
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Our specialist departments ensure you receive the very best service. We’re proud to offer legal services designed around you.
We are proud sponsors of Ben and his team and know ourselves about overcoming adversity to achieve good results. I have been with Ben since his first attempt and we believe he can do this. Just keep swimming!
Jo Ludlow is an award-winning hairdresser with over 30 years of experience in the industry.
She has worked with some of the biggest top name brands and her work has been featured in editorial, catwalk & commercial assignments.
In 2015 Jo and her husband Steve set up 'Jo Ludlow Hairdressing' in the picturesque village of Colwall, Herefordshire. As part of the salon redesign, consideration was given to energy use and water efficiency to support a greener planet. Many clients travel from places like London and Manchester for an appointment with Jo as she is recognised for her expertise and hair artistry.
The team at Jo Ludlow Hairdressing continue to deliver exceptional service and all of Jo's clients leave as friends after their appointment.
After 2020, Swim The Big Blue 2, this inspirational challenge is just the focus to inspire all of my customers and suppliers with my motto: ‘Believe in yourself … anything is possible.
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We create personalised clothing that inspires and unites businesses, teams, charities and groups of all sizes.Branded clothing isn't just about workwear and uniforms.
It's about creating an identity that inspires and unites. Personalised clothing can transform a group of individuals into a team. At Clothes2order, we’re proud to create branded clothing that engages and excites. We’re rated Excellent on Trustpilot based on over 10,000 reviews and our dedicated team ensures that your order is right first time, on time, every time.
We have helped over 250,000 groups or teams show their pride and unity through their clothing. Since Clothes2order was launched in the year 2000, we’ve printed or embroidered more than 14 million logos and grown from a team of ten to a team of over 160. We have evolved from doing a few heat transfer prints at the back of a small warehouse to being at the forefront of a digital printing revolution, from a largely outsourced embroidery model to having a cutting-edge in-house embroidery department that can turn around orders the same day.
We believe we have grown thanks to our unwavering commitment to offer our customers an exceptional experience. In fact, our mission isn’t to be the world’s biggest supplier of personalised clothing, it’s to be the world’s favourite.
Brunswick is dedicated to defining, creating and continuously innovating the future of the recreational marine market.
Our Passion, Experience, Creativity and Resources set us apart with unmatched pace of new product development and launch driven by advanced design, technology and innovation provide distinct performance features and marketplace advantages.
Partnerships with leading universities give us access to research and talent to address and solve business problems. Strategic investments and ventures open doors to new technologies.
We provide unique opportunities for consumer insight that influences our design and investment. The ability to seamlessly integrate technology to deliver the best boating experiences.
THE POWER TO BE INDEPENDENT
Mastervolt stands for reliable and innovative autonomous power solutions, and are specialists in the management, conversion and storage of electrical energy.
Mastervolt's mission: The power to be independent, by providing the world with meaningful energy solutions.
Mastervolt is supporting Swim the Big Blue as Mastervolt's vision is to enable people to be self-sufficient in their need for power, regardless of their location. Swim the Big Blue Expedition aligns perfectly with this, as Ben and his team expect to be at sea for 200 days in the Atlantic Ocean.
Mastervolt is looking forward to supporting the challenge with the fit out of the support vessel 'Xenios' using our robust and reliable products to generate, manage, monitor, convert and store onboard power.
Ocean Bottle makes reusable bottles that save our oceans. Smart chip activated; with the sale of every bottle 11.4kg ocean-bound plastic (equivalent to 1000 plastic bottles) is collected and sets up people-powered recycling infrastructure in coastal communities in Indonesia, Philippines, Brazil and Haiti.
With the help of partners Plastic Bank, plastic collectors exchange plastic waste for money or credit via blockchain technology to spend on tuition, tech, goods, health care or access to microfinance.
"Ocean Bottle is thrilled to be supporting Ben as he takes on the incredible challenge of swimming the Atlantic for charity and to fund much needed ocean & marine research. The ocean connects us all and it’s down to each of us to protect it. Each cobranded Swim The Big Blue 2 Ocean Bottle will not only support the expedition but also fund collection equivalent to 1,000 plastic bottles from coastal communities around the world, helping stop ocean plastic at the source."
Established and focussed - Kit builder was established over 17 years ago and has focussed on the sales and development of progressive, market leading customisation technology. We currently offer solutions in 23 three countries across the globe and help hundreds of companies generate more revenue, save costs and engage their customers.
Our heritage is clothing and team sportswear - We give companies of all sizes from local teams to global brands, distributers and manufacturers the ability to produce complex levels of product customisation and display creations in outstanding 3D. Our heritage is within clothing, sport and active wear as well as team kits, but our technology allows many other products to be customised.
Scalable, modular solutions - Kit builder has been developed with our clients success in mind, it scales with your business whether you want to customise and quote, integrate your ecommerce platform or fully automate your manufacturing print files – using our unique ‘opticize’ functionality. Our modular solution can be added as and when your business requires, plus, because our technology is flexible, our dedicated team can also offer you a bespoke solution.
We work with small business owners to help give them a professional presence on social media without breaking the bank.
We have worked with thousands of small businesses and have produced over 1 million social media posts, generating millions of engagements and driving sales.We’re supporting Swim The Big Blue 2 because it’s an extraordinary challenge. We want to raise its awareness to get as many people following the challenge as possible and keep followers engaged and updated when the swim is underway.
We are a London based company providing Emergency Medical Services including Crowd and Event and Ringside Doctors. We have provided crowd doctor services to events including Premier League Football Matches, Athletics Meetings (including the World and World Parathletic Games), Cricket Matches and Music Concerts and we have supplied Ringside Doctor cover to BKB.
SharkDefense began as the humble Oak Ridge Shark Lab in northern New Jersey and was founded in September 2001 by Eric and Jean Stroud. Its early work sought to research the existence of trace chemical messengers in elasmobranchs and to develop a series of highly selective chemical shark repellents using state-of-the-art analytical and synthesis techniques.
Many successes in this initial research effort have led to new discoveries in shark repellent technologies, particularly for bycatch reduction.SharkDefense Technologies LLC is a scientific research and development company, an SAM vendor, and is in good standing in the state of New Jersey, USA.
Our Mission Statement: “SharkDefense Technologies LLC is the leading researcher of chemical, electrochemical, and magnetic shark repellents. Its primary mission is to research and develop shark bycatch reduction devices. Its secondary mission is to research and develop shark repellents for rescue operations, aquaculture, and alternatives to shark netting.”
Our Animal HumanityGreat care is taken to ensure that our test specimens, both captive and wild, are not harmed during our research. This means that we follow IACUC procedures in the United States and that we hold Bahamian research permits and a collection permit for tests in the Bahamas.
Our team including Dr Patrick Rice works closely with Florida Keys Community College, Seton Hall University, Dr. Samuel Gruber, and the Bimini Biological Field Station.