Aberdeen Asset Management is a pure asset management group, investing worldwide on behalf of clients globally across the four major asset classes of equities, fixed income, property and alternatives.
Aberdeen’s sport sponsorship portfolio includes Edinburgh Rugby Club, the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, the British Dragons Sailing Association, and the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta in the U.S.
Aberdeen’s golf sponsorship includes Colin Montgomerie, Paul Lawrie, Sandy Lyle, the Scottish Men’s and Ladies Amateur Golf Teams, the Aberdeen Brunei Senior Masters and the Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open.
For more information on the company and sponsorships,
please visit www.aberdeen-asset.com
Canadian North have served the Arctic region of Canada for over 75 years. The airline is 100% owned by local people. It provides an excellent service to all visitors including its 30,000 shareholders (Inuvialuit and Inuit of Nunavut). It has extensive scheduled flights and cargo services throughout Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, as well as charter operations throughout Canada and the U.S.
DMS technologies has 25 years experience in supplying batteries and charging systems for installation in extreme environments and remote locations. Our Red Flash and Lifeline batteries have previously been successfully used on polar expeditions, south and north, and are the first choice for any such undertaking. We are happy to be supporting Jock and his team on this latest adventure.
DOGTAG 100% Proof Travel Insurance is more than just travel insurance. Every insured person gets a personalised stainless steel Dogtag for use in an emergency:
- Using the log-in and web address on your tag, you can prove you're insured – medics always want to know they're going to get paid!
- Medics can also access medical and contact information in an emergency.
- You can access vital emergency information online – no need to carry your paperwork with you.
DOGTAG 100% Proof Travel Insurance, designed by sports enthusiasts for sports enthusiasts is proud to sponsor Row To The Pole.
With an international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research, Durham University is a pioneer of transformative education. Jock Wishart’s adventures began during his years as an undergraduate student here. 36 years on, Durham University is delighted to support Jock in his latest challenge, lending its research expertise to the expedition’s wider vision of highlighting the impact of climate change on our world.
We are an award winning outdoor clothing company, that specializes in fabric innovations. We love making fabrics, the ones that adhere to our way of doing things: the best fabric functionally, with the least environmental harm. It’s simple, if we need to make a product, because there is a demand for it, we go searching for the fabrics to make that garment functionally superior, but it doesn’t stop there, it’s also about how they are made and just how environmentally friendly they are. More so then not, there are good fabrics out there, but their environmental credentials often fall short
This is where we come in, we put on our lab coats, we begin making phone calls and begin looking into making our fabrics just as good functionally, but also cause the least environmental harm. This takes time, it’s not a quick or cheap process either, but it’s one that needs doing, it shows that improvements are possible, that the bottom line doesn’t always come first.
Please go to www.finisterreuk.com for further details
ForceSelect is a specialist recruitment consultancy for service leavers from each of the three Armed Forces. We believe in the skills and experience that ex-military personnel can offer and seek to provide these men and women with the best and most appropriate career opportunities within UK businesses.
ForceSelect is proud to sponsor this historic adventure and is delighted that Captain David Mans will be raising money for the ForceSelect Foundation, established to provide support for smaller service charities during these difficult economic times.
For more information, visit www.forceselect.com
Fujifilm is delighted to be supporting adventurer Jock Wishart’s expedition to the Magnetic North Pole.
Fujifilm has supplied the team with a number of Fujifilm FinePix XP30 rugged digital cameras which are water, shock, dust and freeze proof and also offer built-in GPS functionality, perfect for the team as they embark on their adventure. Not only will the wipe-proof XP30 withstand all manner of challenges, the camera also features an impressive 5x, wide-angle, zoom lens, a 14 megapixel resolution and a healthy range of picture taking functions.
It’s also possible to take videos on the FinePix XP30 which offers HD movie capture of 720p at 30 frames per second or conventional 640 x 480 pixel definition.
For more information please visit fujifilm.co.uk
Hempel, established in 1915, is one of the largest privately owned paint companies in the world with international divisions specialising in protective coatings within the marine and commercial sectors. The Yacht Division is delighted to support the Row to the Pole expedition and Hempel ProSystem coating products have been used to protect the boat during this epic challenge.
We are delighted Henshaw has supported the Old Pulteney Row To The Pole crew by providing excellent inflatable rollers. The crew will be using them if they need to get the boat out of the water onto ice or shoreline during the voyage. Their technical expertise is hugely appreciated.
Launched in 1994, Icebreaker was the first company in the world to develop a merino fibre layering system for the outdoors. It was also the first outdoor apparel company in the world to source merino directly from growers, a system it began in 1997. There are now 25-30 distinct merino fabrics in the Icebreaker system, covering underwear, mid layer, and outerwear.
More information can be found at www.icebreaker.com
IMPORIENT TEA is a family-owned tea company with headquarters in South East London, close to the former home of historic explorer Ernest Shackleton. Founded in 1974, with roots in the tea industry extending back over 140 years, Imporient specialises in premium quality tea and herbal infusions. The company is the only independent UK tea company to handle teas from point-of-origin all the way through to point-of-sale and owns the Pfunda Tea Estate in Rwanda.
LDC is extremely proud to be supporting this ambitious project, it is a genuine world first. We would like to think that LDC has a habit of supporting winners both at a commercial and personal level, and our involvement with this determined team of explorers will, we hope, help them achieve their targets. As a business LDC supports ambitious UK management teams looking for between £2m and £100m of equity for MBOs, IBOs, Development Capital, Equity Release and Acquisition support funding.
More information can be found at www.ldc.co.uk
Lewmar is the world’s premier leisure marine equipment supplier - designing, manufacturing, and distributing globally products including anchors, winch, windlass, hatch, hardware rigging, steering, and thrusters. The Lewmar Ocean Hatch is a perfect choice for The Old Pulteney. Its leak-proof construction is simple to maintain and has proven reliability.
Founded in 2000 in Sonoma, California, LoudMouth is recognized as a leading brand in outrageous, fun apparel for men and women. LoudMouth features bright colors and relaxed styles in pants, shorts, shirts, skorts, jackets, belts, ski pants and more...
LoudMouth is worn by many athletes including the Norwegian Curling Team, professional golfer John Daly, professional snowboarder Martin Gallant, and others. You can also find LoudMouth suits on the red carpets in Hollywood.
LoudMouth products are sold worldwide at many pro shops and online at www.loudmouthgolf.com.
Lyon provide specialist equipment for tough assignments. They have provided cooking equipment, and footwear for the Old Pulteney crew.
Mactra is a supporter of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) and supplies many of the watermakers used in Ocean Rowing and Yacht Races. Mactra equipment is used all over the world by cruising and racing yachtsmen alike. The company is the exclusive distributor in the UK for Schenker watermakers, the official dealer & service-point for Katadyn watermakers, supply UK Superwind wind generators and is the exclusive agent for Iridium Satellite telephones & airtime.
Maui Jim is very proud to be involved with the Row To The Pole expedition and looks forward to supporting the crew in order to help them achieve this extraordinary undertaking.
Under the harsh light of the Polar sunshine, as well as the abundance of glare from ice, snow and the ocean, Maui Jim’s 100% glare reducing polarised lenses with patented colour optimisation will be an invaluable aid in their challenge.
Few are so fortunate as to witness the natural beauty of the Arctic and those that do want to make sure they do not miss a thing. As such, it would be an injustice to the natural beauty of the surroundings if not appreciated through Maui Jim’s colour optimised lenses, specifically designed to amplify the vibrance of the natures colour palette.
MDA Geospatial Services is a leading provider of advanced geospatial information products derived from the high-resolution RADARSAT satellites, commercial optical satellites, and aerial systems. MDA’s extensive background in delivering complex information solutions into demanding operational environments has made MDA the primary source used by governments and industry world-wide for ice monitoring and surveillance. MDA’s suite of ice monitoring products and services are utilized to improve the safety of maritime navigation as well as to mitigate threats to offshore platforms and related infrastructure enabling safe and efficient operations.
For further information visit www.mdacorporation.com
Millenarian operates a private property fund primarily involved in buying and selling undeveloped, developed and distressed-sale residential properties within niche markets. The founders of Millenarian have a proven track record evidenced over the past six years of achieving significantly high returns through property trading within target markets. This enabled Millenarian to create its current niche-fund that offers superior fixed-rate annuity returns coupled with asset-backed fixed-rate capital growth to certified professional and sophisticated investors.
To register for more information please visit www.millenarian.com
Ocean Safety has provided safety equipment for The Old Pulteney vessel’s crew. They are the UK’s leading experts and providers of marine safety solutions.
Jock and the team have chosen Palm Aleutian suits to keep them dry and warm when things get tough, and will use Palm Greenland jackets for those (maybe few) occasions when the elements are kinder to them.
There is simply no better accolade than when your products are chosen by those who take themselves and their equipment to the limits.
Their market leading range is available through stores nation-wide, allowing users freedom to take on any challenge – from the mountains to the sea.
"It is probably the world's toughest race."
But it is one of the most rewarding challenges you can set yourself. The biennial Race to the North Magnetic Pole is organised by Polar Adventures Ltd, the UK's most successful company in "getting people safely to a Pole". You can apply now for the 2013 Race and realise your dream.
More information can be found at www.polar-race.com
Raymarine, the world leader in marine electronics develops and manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets
Rossiter Rowing Boats is a division of Rossiter Yachts Ltd, established in 1938. Its full boatyard facilities have engineering, electrical, painting and repair departments along with mooring, storage, chandlery and crane services.
The company has a long history in boat building and has always built rowing boats. Since it first built an ocean rowing boat in 1997, it has developed a mould for the pairs class boat and produce the world’s only CE marked ocean rowing boats. Plans are underway to develop new designs and construction methods to bring Ocean rowing even further forward.
SEMS Aerosafe has provided our essential life raft kit for the Old Pulteney vessel.
With over 30 years experience providing liferafts, lifejackets and safety & survival equipment SEMS count amongst their customers shipping companies, airlines, police forces, MOD, private yachtsmen and aviators.
“We are not so much concerned as to how you end up in the water more with how we can help you to overcome, and survive being in it.”
Just as Jock Wishart and his crew aim to redefine the boundaries of maritime adventure, so we at Trevose are pushing the boundaries of golf resort development. Our newly opened £2m eco-lodges are the latest in a series of ground breaking initiatives.
We are one of the few remaining independent, family owned golf resorts in the UK and pride ourselves on maintaining our strong family values. It is these same values that make Trevose such a special place to visit. We guarantee all visitors a friendly and warm welcome.
Onsite facilities include: 3 golf courses, apartments and lodges for groups of 2 to 6 persons, ‘Links’ restaurant, x3 tennis courts, swimming pool, therapy room, golf shop & boutique, children’s play area and free WiFi.
For more information visit www.trevose-gc.com
Has is celebrating 45 years in marine outfitting and has provided the expertise and skill to fit the interior of the Old Pulteney for this epic voyage.
Yellowbrick Tracking provides truly global satellite tracking beacons for adventures, yacht races, expeditions and charity treks. Robust and reliable, even in the most adverse conditions, Yellowbricks are the number one choice for expedition co-ordinators and race organisers.