Financial Supporters


Virgin Active - Financial Sponsor

Virgin Active health clubs are family-orientated centers based on the philosophy of fun, innovation, value for money and the excellent customer service you would expect from a Virgin product.

The gyms offer over 200 pieces of cutting edge equipment and two studios that facilitate all the latest classes at different levels as well as a range of exclusive Virgin classes. Most of the clubs have a 25 m pool a kids/baby pool and a luxury spa area with hydrotherapy massage pool, sanarium, sauna, steam-room and lazy loungers. Treatments, pamper days and beauty products can be found at the club along with great meals and snacks from the licensed café bar - Crunch. Relax in the library, surf the internet or listen to the latest tunes on the listening stations.

Kids up to 16 have their own fun with Club-V, a huge entertainment maze of fun including arts and crafts, a 3 story soft play area and much more Blast! is the fitness offering for 3-15yr olds.

For more information on Virgin Active please call 0845 130 4747.

Canada Life - Financial Sponsor

Since 1847 Canada Life has grown and prospered, to become one of the largest and most profitable insurance companies in Canada. After commencing operations in the United Kingdom in 1903, it now operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Canada Life Limited.

The Canada Life Assurance Company, based in Toronto, also has divisions in the United States, the Republic of Ireland and in several other jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, Macau, Bermuda, Bahamas and Brazil, through branch operations or subsidiary companies.

The Canada Life group services approximately 10 million people through individual and group contracts.

The Canada Life Assurance Company has received high financial security ratings from three credit evaluation agencies.

DHL Worldwide Express - Financial Sponsor

DHL Worldwide Express is the global market leader of the international air express industry. An established innovator since pioneering the industry in 1969, DHL continues to be at the forefront of technology, offering fast, responsive, and cost-effective, express deliveries in addition to e-commerce fulfillment and intelligent logistics solutions.

The DHL network links over 120,000 destinations in more than 220 countries and territories

The Chair Company - Financial Sponsor

The Chair Company is a specialist retailer of well designed modern furniture with a particular emphasis on chairs and tables for the home. They are based in London with five showrooms in Fulham, Battersea, Hampstead, Vauxhall and Kingston and their entire range can be seen by visiting

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust - Financial Sponsor

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust funded Glenn's Southern Endeavour Expedition.

The trust offers Fellowships to men and women from all walks of life and from every corner of the United Kingdom to acquire knowledge and experience abroad. In the process, they gain a better understanding of the lives and cultures of people overseas and, on their return, their expertise is enhanced greatly as is their effectiveness at work, and their contribution to the community.


Robert Walters - Financial Sponsor

Robert Walters is a leading global recruitment consultancy, specialising in placing high calibre professionals into permanent, contract and temporary positions at all management levels. The Group specialises in the accounting, finance, banking, IT, management consultancy, legal, sales and marketing, human resources, call centre and support fields. Robert Walters' blue-chip client base ranges across multi-national corporations covering all market sectors.

Established in 1985, Robert Walters has built a global presence with 19 offices spanning five continents. It employs over 750 staff worldwide.

In 1997, Robert Walters established its outsourcing division, Resource Solutions, to provide HR outsourcing and consultancy services. At the forefront of recruitment outsourcing, Resource Solutions currently operates contracts throughout Europe, Australasia, Asia and the US.

Sarasin Ltd - Financial Sponsor

Sarasin Investment Management Ltd is part of Switzerland's Bank Sarasin & Co Ltd, one of Europe's most prestigious private banks. Established in 1841, Bank Sarasin currently manages funds of approximately £23 billion for a range of clients including unit trusts, investment companies, institutions and individuals.

Morelli Group - Financial Sponsor

The Morelli Group are part of the Nationwide Independent Bodyshop Supply Group (NIBS), a consortium of large independent paint factors working together to provide a fast, efficient national automotive refinish distribution network.

Family owned and managed, The Morelli Group prides itself on providing the highest standards of traditional distributor services.

Select Plant Hire (part of the O'Rourke group) - Financial sponsor

From concrete batching and mobile pumping plant to excavation and earth-moving machinery, modular falsework and mobile cranes. Select is one of the country's leading suppliers and operators.

United Wineries International - Financial Sponsor

Bath & Wilts Carriers - Financial sponsor


Martin Tolhurst Partnership Solicitors - Financial sponsor

Urban Rock - Financial Sponsor

Urbanrock supply a broad range of climbing, mountaineering and outdoor pursuits equipment, for everyone from the absolute beginner, to the experienced Himalayan mountaineer.

Reit Asset Management - Financial Sponsor

REIT Asset Management is a specialist investment, finance and asset management partnership that excels in providing investors with above average returns whilst minimising investment risk.

Virgin Mobile - Financial Sponsor

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