Our Supporters

Ben has received a lot of support in his attempt to swim between Africa and Brazil. Why not show your support as well. If you would like to become a recognised supporter of his Atlantic swim attempt and help contribute to the cause, please contact us via email.

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    Magnetize Consultants Ltd

    With over 12 years experience in website design & build. Magnetize are a vibrant and full service web design and development agency based in the Gloucester and Cheltenham area. They work with a diverse range of clients and deliver solutions from simple static page websites to fully database integrated, content managed and ecommerce websites a…

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    Berkeley Hamilton

    Since our establishment in 1982 our partners, managers and staff have been key to our success as a business. Many of our current staff have been with the firm for over 15 years, thus providing continuity for ourselves and our clients. We are all committed to providing high quality, professional and importantly pro active business to our clients.

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    Hopson Solicitors

    Hopson Solicitors offer a personal service to our clients at affordable rates without hidden charges. We are proud of our reputation as a firm with a realistic, pragmatic approach and commercial attitude. Guy Hopson has 12 years' experience in the legal profession. He formed Hopson Solicitors in October 2010 with a view to developing a niche pract…

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    Shackleton & Wintle Ltd

    Established over 30 years ago, Shackleton & Wintle are one of Gloucestershire’s leading independent plumbing & heating contractors. Our highly experienced tradesmen are able to provide  heating, plumbing, bathrooms and appliance installations and repairs . As well as being Gas Safe, OFTEC & HETAS registered, the company is MC…

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    Liggy Webb

    Liggy Webb is a bestselling author and international consultant specialising in behavioural skills. She works with the United Nations and is also the founding director of The Learning Architect www.thelearningarchitect.com. She is recognised as a thought leader on resilience and is regularly asked to be a keynote speaker across private and pub…

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    Let's Holiday Lets

    Let's Holiday Lets is a global holiday home rental website for holidaymakers and home owners that want to advertise their property to the world.

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    FINIS is a Latin word that signifies "the end" or "grand finale." It holds symbolic meaning to the company as it not only contains the word 'fin' (our first product), but the word FINIS also represents the true nature of why we, as swimmers, undergo such rigorous training schedules. We continue to strive and improve upon such an unnatural, but imme…

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    Cancer Physio

    Cancer-Physio.com is a physiotherapy service designed to address the multitude of musculoskeletal problems that can result from cancer surgery and it's treatments. It aims to provide holistic, individualised care that aids transition from surviving to thriving. The website is an educational tool designed by Cancer Specialists and is currently under…

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    Sports Nutrition - Matt Cole BSc (Hons) MSc

    Matt Cole is a Lecturer in Sport, Exercise & Health Nutrition at the University of Gloucestershire.  He also oversees the University’s “Performance Lab” which provides athletes with an opportunity to take a more scientific approach to their training and performance.  Matt’s primary research interests involve assessing the influence of different…

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    Dan "Vibroman" Fivey has always enjoyed health and fitness. He started working out at a young age competing at high levels in football, rugby, X-Country and athletics. Dan decided to share his fitness knowledge as a football coach by completing his F.A Coaching certificate and coaching various youth teams. Dan wanted to help people realize their fu…

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    Jump Fitness

    Jump Fitness delivers fitness courses awarded by Active IQ and is a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals. Our tutors have been working in the fitness industry for many years as Personal Trainers, Health Club Managers and Gym Owners which means you will receive a 'real world' perspective on life as a fitness professional. Jump Fitness em…

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    1st Swim & Endurance Coach - Callum Hughes

    Swim & Endurance Coach - Callum Hughes BTF Level 1 - Swim and Endurance Coach BSc (Hons) MSc (Sports Nutrition) Callum has been enthusiastic about exercise since he could walk. Through his late teens turned his hand to mountain bike racing and racing friends at whatever he could turn his hand to. This was how he met with triathlon after a fri…

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    1st Sport Science Support – Daniel Cowen BSc (Hons)

    Daniel Cowen is a Lecturer in Sport, Fitness and Physical Activity at the University of Gloucestershire. As an Ironman Dan understands the demands of endurance events and is excited to be an early part of Ben’s training team which got him activated in 2014. Dan has provided strategies for training and performing, appropriately managing recovery as …

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    Our nutritional supplements feature a wide range of high quality products. Whatever your nutritional need, the lifeplus range aims to have something for everyone.

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    Surridge Sport

    From humble beginnings in 1867, Surridge Sport has grown to premium brand status that leads the way in the multi sports arena. Over the past 146 years the Surridge brand has evolved and grown into the multi-sport brand that is Surridge Sport today. Surridge are equipped to cater for all sports with an extensive range of clothing, training & lei…

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    Mel Cross

    Mel Cross is a contemporary artist and gallery curator living and working in the Cotswolds.  Her fascination with capturing and creating abstract work inspired by internal emotional landscapes has created a deep fascination with Ben’s internal map as he undertakes this monumental physical and emotional challenge.  Mel has been a tea…

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    Maitland Walker Solicitors

    Maitland Walker LLP provides a wide range of corporate and commercial legal services, both contentious and non-contentious to a wide range of clients. It has nationally recognised practices in EU and competition law, litigation and dispute resolution. Our market-leading corporate, commercial property and employment lawyers provide excellent advice …

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    Cotswold Physiotherapy Centre

    The Cotswold Physiotherapy Centre LLP was established in 1989, and we have been at our present location for twenty years.  We are the largest and most diverse physiotherapy clinic in Cheltenham with 25 years of experience of treating people of all ages with all types of conditions. We use a full range of treatments to help injuries and re…

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    Cheltenham Coffee Co / Garden Cafe

    Moments from the main shopping area, in the leafy surroundings of Montpellier Gardens, The Garden Cafe is the perfect place to relax and enjoy freshly ground Ethical Addictions coffee, a range of Teapigs teas, homemade cakes and soup, freshly made sandwiches, toasted panini, Marshfields Farm scoop ice cream or milkshakes, and fruit smoothies. Ther…

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    Malvern Tyres

    The Malvern Tyres Group is one of the UK's largest independent tyre and auto repair specialists. Established over 35 years ago, the group remains privately owned and has expanded to include more than 50 branches located throughout the Midlands, South-West England, South Wales and Scotland. These regions are served by group-owned Malvern Tyres, Dis…

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    The Boathouse

    The picturesque Boathouse, built in 1894, resides in the heart of Cheltenham’s Pittville Park. We offer freshly ground coffee, a selection of whole leaf teas, snacks and ice cream. We also encourage our customers to enjoy the range of unique leisure activities our idyllic location affords us, tennis, golf, fishing, and of course boating, are all av…

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    Sandford Parks Lido

    Sandford Parks Lido is a great day out in the heart of Cheltenham, on the edge of the Cotswolds.  It is a children's paradise with slides, a children's pool and a paddling pool.  Our 50m pool is also an ideal place to train with at least two lanes reserved most days.

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    Oceans Project

    Oceans Project is a not-for-profit organisation providing free, online, environmental, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) education to young people aged 5-19 in developed and developing countries. Funds raised through ocean rowing provide tablet computers and internet to young people who would otherwise have no access to any for…

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    Cotswold Country Park & Beach

    Swim The Big Blue are excited to announce that The Cotswold Country Park and Beach, Angus and Tori are joining us! They will be provisioning Lake 31 and Lake 32 for Open Water Training and their amazing facilities open to all. Thank you guys. Cotswold Country Park and Beach, located between Swindon and Cirencester, introduced Open Water Swimming a…

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    NEKTON Open Ocean Safety

    Nekton Open Ocean Safety Crew members are primarily recruited by swimmers, water sport enthusiasts and other adventurers in need of experienced safety personnel to reduce the risk of injury durning open water activities such as long distance swims and paddles.Only the most experienced safety officers become "Team Leaders" to evaluate, prevent and r…

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    Katie Mumford Personal Trainer and Forever Living Distributor

    I have worked in the fitness industry for a number of years and have been personal training for the last two after completing my Sports Fitness degree. During this time I have helped a variety of people rediscover exercise and achieve their goals no matter how small or big. Fitness has always been a big part of my life. I am a keen skier and swimme…

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    SISS Insurance

    Security Industries Specialist Services have been providing specialist insurance solutions to key service providers within the security industry for well over 20 years, and being one of the first established specialists in this sector, continue to provide quality insurance products designed specifically for this industry. We also provide insurance…

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    Oobaloos Photography

    Sheryl Fish - Photographer Sheryl originally from Sidcup, Kent, trained as a dancer and gained ISTD teaching qualifications at The Centre of Performing Arts, London. Working as a professional dancer all over England, Europe and Greece she later decided to train and qualify as a Level 3 Personal Trainer, with Aqua Aerobics and Spin specialisms. As …

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    Langley Wellington

    Langley Wellington is a forward-thinking law firm acting for clients nationwide. Whatever your legal requirements, we are here to help. We recognise that clients want, deserve and must get specialist legal advice. The only way clients’ interests are best served is to have specialist legal departments with highly trained lawyers and support st…

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    Head For A Win - Sports, Exercise and Business Psychology

    Sports Psychologist - Richard Collins - BPS Chartered and HCPC Registered Sport and Exercise Psychology. Richard has been the director of Head for a Win for 5 years and during this time worked with a wide variety of athletes, schools and businesses.  Richard began his career with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology which he later supported with an MSc in …

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    Waterfi wants to free people to enjoy an active lifestyle through waterproof technology.

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    Jenna Hammond

    Advanced MFR (Myofascial Release) Therapist  – Jenna Hammond Having trained and qualified as an MFR Therapist in the USA, Jenna combines MFR and her existing Professional Therapist skills and experience to offer pain sufferers her unique style of MFR Therapy. Jenna’s own pain, discomfort, dysfunction associated with a Repeti…

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    Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre

    Cheltenham Holistic Therapy for You and Your Family Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre is a leading clinic for complementary therapies in Gloucestershire, offering around twenty five different, well-established therapies and conveniently located just a short walk from the centre of Cheltenham. We were established in 1981. All our Practitioners are …

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    Huub Design

    Our aim is to create better products combining research, science and reality. Team Huub has 4 decades worth of experience gained in the field of endurance sports (yes, we've done the miles, but still have the passion!). Focussing wholly on the athlete and maximising performance and comfort, we'll explore both the odd and the conventional to create …

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    Rock The Cotswolds

    Rock the Cotswolds is a not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to champion the cool and creative and unique things going on in the Cotswolds. We aim to help retain and attract the best talent, plus drive new business startups to the area. On top of this, we want visitors to see a different side of the Cotswolds. We are doing all this through a …

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    Garmin UK

    Built to last. Three simple words that describe our products, our company, our culture…our future. As a leading, worldwide provider of navigation, we are committed to making superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and sports that are an essential part of our customers’ lives. Our “vertical integration” business model keeps all…

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    Katie Maughfling Yoga

    Katie runs yoga classes in the Cheltenham area. Classes are based around the Core Strength Vinyasa (CSV) style and all classes, whether vinyasa, hatha or restorative include the 7 core cues of CSV. Katie qualified with YogaWorks and is registered with Yoga Alliance UK. Katie will soon be offering yoga classes specialising in teaching mindfulness an…

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    Wotton Auction Rooms

    Welcome to Wotton Auction Rooms. We specialise in the sale at auction of ceramics, glassware, jewellery, clocks & watches, collectables, textiles, silver, metal ware, paintings & fine art, furniture and outside effects. We are always delighted to help you. If you need a valuation for Probate, Insurance or just general advice about any aspe…

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    Target PR

    Business goals come in all shapes and sizes, but there are very few that can be achieved without effective communication. And that’s where Targetcomes in, as experienced PR specialists with a simple methodology to always focus on the goal. We work with clients to create a PR & communications strategy that will keep pace with their business str…