We would also like to express our gratitude to the sponsors that have provided us with expertise and equipment. Without your help, we would not have the knowledge or kit to complete the challenge.
If you are still interested in donating to the Row the Amazon challenge, please visit the Profiles page and follow the JustGiving links to donate to the crew's chosen charities.
Since its establishment in 1993, Survey Solutions Scotland has been providing high quality survey systems and solutions.
As technology has continued to advance in the construction and survey industries, the company has responded by consistently delivering the highest standards of hardware and software based solutions and, in 2001, it was appointed as the Authorised Distributor for all Trimble products for Scotland.
A comprehensive portfolio of products is available, designed to fulfill the requirements of customers operating in the broadest scope of environments and applications. Teamed with dedicated training and support, as well as a fully equipped in-house service centre featuring the latest Trimble test and calibration equipment, Survey Solutions Scotland offers the full package for all needs.
For further information on Survey Solutions Scotland, please visit www.survey-solutions-scotland.co.uk
Eaton Manor Country Estate is an award winning collection of self-catering properties set on 500 acres of peaceful Shropshire countryside.
Providing the perfect venue for business groups, there are private and exclusive meeting and event facilities, coupled with luxury accommodation and inspirational views, giving everyone ‘room to think’.
In addition, excellent Wi-Fi is available, together with full catering packages and an experienced in-house team to provide bespoke event management services, whether it be for board meetings, team building challenges, or events of any kind.
For further information, please visit www.eatonmanorevents.com
Extreme Medics provides event organisers the ultimate safety net for their event. If the access is difficult and the risk of injury is high Extreme Medics have the experience and expertise to support.
The combined elements of event consultancy, logistical support & well respected clinicians make Extreme Medics the adventurers first choice.
A massive thank you goes to Rich and Extreme Medics for the offer of bespoke training in event planning, risk management, communication protocol, front line medical training and med-evac procedure.
Rich will also compile the trip First Aid / Medical kit list and will assist in sourcing the ingredients. If not enough already, Rich and his team will provide real-time, 24/7 point of contact during the trip.
For further information, please visit www.extrememedics.co.uk
We would like to thank Wenlock Spring for providing both drinking and ballast water for all Bishop training rows. We hope they open an Amazonian branch office before November 2015.
Wenlock Spring is based in Shropshire, on the Wenlock Edge, which is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest. These are our country’s most important wildlife habitats, with some of its most spectacular views.
This unique, sweet tasting water is drawn from the geologically famous Wenlock Edge.
“Water with the Edge”
For further information, please visit www.wenlockspring.co.uk
Expedition Foods’ delicious light-weight meals provide the perfect nutrition for a wide range of sporting pursuits.
Sold globally, Expedition Foods is recognised as one of the top brands of freeze-dried meals available in today’s market. Manufactured in Britain, the meals retain all the nutrition of a perfectly balanced meal in a single, light-weight packet.
With the highest calorie-to-weight ratio available on the market and ready in just five minutes, these meals are perfect for a row across a major ocean – or down the world’s longest river!
For more information on Expedition Foods, please visit www.expeditionfoods.com
Cambers of Harley was founded in the early 1970s and was the original country store in the area.
Now in 2015, Cambers Country Stores Ltd is under new local ownership, with all new stock ranges and sensible prices to match. A complete overhaul, modernisation and redecoration is currently taking place.
With a new purpose built gunroom, a dedicated ammunition centre and one of the largest country clothing and workwear showrooms in the County of Shropshire due to open later on in the year, times are looking very exciting here at Cambers.
We welcome customers old and new to pay us a visit and view our extensive new products. Our friendly, helpful, local staff will endeavour to help you wherever they can.
For more information on Cambers Country Stores, please visit www.cambers.com
LandScope Engineering has kindly sponsored the development of the website and blog for the expedition.
LandScope provides an integrated survey and data management service to the engineering, built infrastructure and environmental sectors. Employing a multi-disciplinary approach, they channel extensive geospatial and geophysical data acquisition and management experience in to the highest quality deliverable for their customers.
Offices in the Midlands, South East and South West LandScope provide a rapid and efficient response to survey requirements throughout the UK.
For further information on LandScope, please visit www.land-scope.com
Northcott Global Solutions Ltd is fast becoming the market leader in the global ‘point of incident’ emergency response market. Operational performance is quite literally hours & minutes compared to days & weeks.
The company also offers a full range of integrated emergency response and complimentary travel security, global safe travel and real-time GPS tracking products with services fed out of one main operational London hub.
For further information, please visit www.northcottglobalsolutions.com
Voyage Manager is the market leader in travel tracking and the only company to provide active and automated tracking. Travel tracking is used for administration, safety and security as well as tax monitoring.
Through our expedition tracker service, you can follow the Amazon Row as they make epic journey down the world’s biggest river.
Established over 35 years ago, Force 4 Chandlery continues to hand pick chandlery, clothing, electronics, books and boat parts to feature on its website, within its catalogue and in its 14 stores.
The range of chandlery and sailing equipment is chosen by yachtsmen for yachtsmen. It includes genuinely discounted products, new ranges and exclusive special offers.
All items can be ordered quickly and easily online or purchased in one of our convenient shops locatied around the country, where knowledgeable and friendly staff can help with any technical questions you may have.
For further information on Force 4 Chandlery, please visit www.force4.co.uk
Pentalver is the UK’s leading provider of ISO containers and bespoke container conversions, with partner depots through the UK and Northern Ireland.
With Pentalver, containers can be delivered anywhere in the world, either through its own transport fleet or through an integrated logistics team.
In addition to being one of the UK’s leading providers of container sales and conversions, Pentalver offers a broad range of further services within the storage, shipping, logistics and training arenas.
For further information on Pentalver, please visit www.pentalvercontainersales.co.uk
Bespoke Handling has over 30 years’ experience in vintage, classic and racing car transportation and shipping.
Whether it is for a rally, an auction or an exhibition, Bespoke Handling has the expertise to ensure that your valuable car arrives in perfect condition on the agreed day.
Delivering precious vehicles across the world demands the highest level of service and dedication. This experience, together with expertise and a vast range of services, has given us an outstanding reputation, one which you can trust. Bespoke Handling’s track record speaks for itself.
For further information on Bespoke Handling, please visit www.bespokehandling.co.uk
Armitstead Barnett is a specialist rural business providing Estate Agency, Valuation, Agricultural Tenancy Advice, and Rural Chartered Surveyor services throughout the North West.
Armistead Barnett’s aim is to provide bespoke and proactive advice by working to traditional values with up-to-date technology and a forward thinking attitude, allowing for the provision of a truly tailored service to clients through a good understand of their needs.
For further information on Armistead Barnett, please visit www.abarnett.co.uk
Established in 1999, Lambert Leonard & May is an exclusively farm animal veterinary practice based just outside Whitchurch, Shropshire serving farms in Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, North Wales and Lancashire.
We are leaders in the field of dairy veterinary services. Our team of enthusiastic vets has extensive experience working exclusively for farmers.
We operate a no compromise policy on our service standards and we always try to accommodate our clients’ veterinary needs whether they be emergencies, routine work, consultancy visits or our freely available telephone advice.
We try to keep a very simple and transparent price structure and aim to supply medicines to all of our clients at some of the most competitive prices in the UK.
For more information on Lambert Leonard & May, please visit www.lambertleonardmay.co.uk
Motiv Trailers is steeped in family history and product knowledge. Having been established for over 30 years (in fact, that’s 80 years of collective experience between family members!) we ensure our customers receive the best service and tow away a trailer that precisely meets their needs.
Motiv Trailers come in all shapes and sizes – from small domestic to box van, car transporter and boat trailers – and we keep a selection of around 60 in stock. Our trailers are designed and manufactured on site to client specification by our team and we aim to continually provide great trailers at affordable prices with the best service.
For more information on Motiv Trailers, please visit www.motivtrailers.co.uk
Napley Lodge Farm Day Nursery was opened in 2005 by Simon and Jennie Furnival. Running alongside their family dairy farm business, this thriving rural nursery offers childcare and education to children from birth to 11 years.
The nursery runs from converted barns on the Furnival’s North Shropshire / Staffordshire dairy farm. They offer a welcoming baby room, an exciting toddler room, a dynamic pre-school and busy out of school club. Children have access to a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, a forest school and the farm. Plenty of farm pets are on hand to be looked after including donkeys, lambs, pigs, chicken, dogs, cows, a pony and a rabbit!
Napley Lodge Farm Day Nursery’s ethos is to give opportunities for children to nurture a love of the great outdoors.
For further information, please visit Napley Lodge Farm Day Nursery on Facebook
Ellesmere College’s total commitment to developing individuals, enabling them to be successful human beings, is something that genuinely marks it out from the vast majority of other schools.
The best thing about this focus on the individual is that it arises out of a very real sense of family and community. The Ellesmere community is a wide one, in which pupils and past pupils, parents and past parents, teaching and non-teaching staff, and governors each contribute to making the college such a wonderful place to work and to study.
For further information on Ellesmere College, please visit www.ellesmere.com
Welcome to Wildfire, where a small group of creatives, experienced in all things arty, wordy and thoughtful, spend surprising amounts of time thinking about your company!
Every business is about people. By paying attention to your history and ambitions, learning who your customers are and understanding what they need and expect, we can develop a long-term marketing solution. Scrutiny of your market and industry is combined with our passion for clever, memorable design expressed with clarity.
Together, we will forge a strong marketing plan, guide you through the minefield of social media, manage your tailored digital and print campaigns, keep your identity in tip-top condition and help you to spread the word like wildfire!
For further information, please visit www.wildfirecreative.co.uk
Based in Shropshire, ABC is a client focused full service corporate, brand and issues consultancy that works in agricluture, the food chain, animal health and land-based industries.
ABC can guarantee the senior level of commitment, professionalism, sector networks and know-how essential for success.
For further information on ABC, please visit www.agricomm.co.uk
After just six short years, Incontinence Choice has established itself as the UK’s leading provider of incontinence supplies.
The Shropshire based dedicated team of experts is on hand to answer any customer queries and provide excellent support for potentially vulnerable customers.
Driven by a desire to provide customers with the best prices, coupled with services such as next day deliver and 356 day hassle free returns, Incontinence Choice is unrivalled.
For further information on Incontinence Choice, please visit www.incontinencechoice.co.uk
KLF Insurance is delighted to be supporting the courageous team as they soon embark on their adventure, Row the Amazon 2015.
KLF Insurance Broker is an independent insurance specialist based in Shropshire, offering an extensive portfolio of commercial and agricultural insurance packages. Whether you’re a financial, corporate, pharmaceutical, construction, environmental, property, fleet or agricultural business, KLF has the wealth of expertise and more than 25 years experience to really deliver results.
The KLF ethos is simple; deliver the right insurance for the needs of the business. There can be no all-embracing solution for insurance and this is why the team at KLF tailor products and services to suit the specific needs of their customers.
For more information about KLF Insurance, please visit www.klf-insurance.com
Shropshire Building Supplies is an independent, established and family run builders and timber merchant supplying building materials across Shropshire to both trade and retail customers.
Its experienced staff are happy to give advice on the best products to suit your project and its budget. We supply walling, fencing, paving, gravel, tiles, guttering, ironmongery, timber, kitchens, bathrooms, boilers, doors, garage doors and much, much more.
Shropshire Building Supplies has branches in Newport, Shrewsbury, Church Stretton and Ludlow along with a dedicated plumbers outlet located in Shrewsbury.
For further details please call in to one of our branches or visit www.shropshirebs.com
With the technological development and improvement of commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), the company’s skills were best placed to become one of the UK’s earliest fixed wing UAV service providers.
Using this technology, Digital Mapping and Survey is able to offer up-to-date and accurate aerial imagery, photography and 3D data services.
For further details, please visit www.dmands.co.uk
Topcon is the positioning partner for construction and geo-businesses in the UK and Ireland, offering precision technology that delivers increased efficiency across the workflow.
With tailored support across a number of specialisms, including surveying, civil engineering, machine operation, Building Information Modelling and education, Topcon helps professionals to work smarter.
For more information about Topcon, visit www.topconpositioning.co.uk
Established in 1998, Allied Associates Geophysical is an independent company supporting SME and multinational companies alike.
Through technical support with, and rentals and sales of, geophysical and NDT equipment, Allied Associates works remains a cornerstone to contractors working in environmental, civil engineering and archaeological industries.
For further information, please visit www.allied-associates.co.uk
Greenhous Volkswagen prides itself on giving customers the highest quality in every area.
The friendly staff members at Shrewbsury Volkswagen Van Centre are trained to Volkswagen’s stringent standards and are always on hand to advise whether customers need a standard panel van or a specialist conversion.
Greenhous Volkswagen can also provide many beneficial support services for businesses, from maintenance and repair using specialist tools and equipment, and parts and accessories, to finance and insurance.
For more information, please visit www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk
Adrian Marsh is an agricultural contractor based on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border.
Specialising in a range of services, from baling and wrapping to winter gritting and snow ploughing, Adrian Marsh is the answer to agricultural success through all four seasons.
For further information, please visit www.adrianmarsh.net