Bremont is an award-winning British watch making company that creates beautiful time pieces from their headquarters in Henley-on-Thames. This company has a fascinating story based around two brothers Nick and Giles English who started Bremont in 2002. The company has rapidly risen to great heights in the world of chronography while it's values remain true. This is an inspiring company who I am extremely proud to represent. It's truly a great honour to be an ambassador for Bremont standing alongside some of my heroes in the world of exploration and adventure.
Habitat First Group is a family run development company which creates holiday home communities based on a deep love of nature. I’m incredibly proud to have a very special association with this ambitious business that holds family so close to it’s core.
I'm excited about continuing to work with and develop this relationship in the future with plenty of exciting plans and projects on the horizon.
I'm really excited about the partnership I have with this fantastic company Green People. This company offers a complete range of certified organic beauty products for all the family and they genuinely want to help their customers to become healthy individuals. They are environmentally conscious, family orientated with great ethics; I love what they do and am very pleased to be part of the Green People family.
For over 45 years Herring have been making shoes in England of the very highest quality. Their range of footwear is exceptional and the service they provide to their customers shows care and dedication. I'm extremely pleased to be associated with a British company that shows so much passion with what they do. I absolutely love wearing my Herring shoes. There's nothing better than slipping a beautiful handmade pair of leather shoes on your feet after training!
I am delighted to be named a patron of the British Exploring society. It was back in 2001 while I was still in school that I was lucky enough to join a four week expedition run by the society to the Island of Svalbard. It was one of the most incredible months anyone could wish for, in an environment few get to experience. The memories and the lessons learnt are so special to me, I’m passionate about encouraging other young people to take up the opportunity and experience what I did.
Since September 2012 I have been an ambassador for the Children's Air Ambulance (TCAA) which is something I am very proud to support and to be a part of.
It's the first and only dedicated helicopter emergency transfer service for seriously ill children and babies, without which these children would be transferred by land. The Children's Air Ambulance is able to drastically cut the time it takes to transfer sick children and babies so lifesaving care can be received as soon as possible - giving them the very best chances of survival and recovery.
Being the father of two young children I realise just how fragile a child's life is. If either of my children ever needed immediate treatment that involved a journey best made by helicopter then I would be eternally grateful that the Children's Air Ambulance existed. They receive no government funding so rely entirely on public donations and support in order to raise the £134,000/year to run this vital service.
Having met the team a number of times I find their passion, determination and drive to make this service a success inspirational.
Please visit their website, read the latest news and show your support!
It is UK sport and the National Lottery that support me as an athlete, allowing me to train full time. Without this support I would not be able to compete with the best in the world and challenge for medals on a regular, consistent basis. I have no doubt that without the national lottery funding I would not have an Olympic gold medal.
Wincanton Records Management (WRM) have agreed to sponsor me on the run up to the Rio Olympics in 2016. The partnership we have created has been built on a mutual desire to be the best and provide the best service we possibly can. I'm extremely grateful to WRM for their support and I look forward to working with them in the coming years.
When Nick and Ed contacted me to ask whether I would take them out on the river for a training session of course I jumped at the opportunity. I was fascinated to meet the two crazy men planning to row themselves across the Atlantic, but it wasn't until we actually met that I realized quite how crazy they were! It shocked me somewhat to discover that neither of them had ever rowed before, at all. This was no training session, this was a 'first rowing lesson'!
We spent a couple of hours in a boat on the river at Leander club and thankfully Nick and Ed are very quick learners. Getting to know them over the last couple of months has shown me just how organised, determined and resilient they are. Their passion and drive to make their project and adventure a success is truly inspiring and I wish them every bit of luck both out at sea and on land, where they aim to raise the enormous sum of £250,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
The guys are taking part in the 2013 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge in which 18 other boats will be rowing. The race starts on the 2nd December 2013 and covers a distance of 3000 miles from La Gomera to Antigua.
Please do visit Breakthrough Atlantic to find out more, follow them on their voyage and give them support!
You can also tweet them @Atlantic_Row