We can offer a corporate sponsor of this expedition incredible global exposure, with the ongoing presence of an informed support team who will work with your PR company or your own in-house marketing team.

Our support team are well versed in meeting brand marketing and corporate objectives in harmony with our sponsors marketing strategy, including:

  • Increasing product visibility
  • Raising company profile
  • Meeting CSR objectives
  • Product endorsement
  • Enhancing corporate image through association with the expedition
  • Client hospitality opportunities at associated high profile events
  • Enhancing media coverage both internal and external to the company 


This expedition is conducting medical, psychological, physiological and Marine Biology research throughout the expedition. This is in addition to education being delivered into key stage 1 & 2 of UK primary schools, messages of environmental awareness, inspiration and overcoming challenges also, but with a long-term view to the creation of grass-roots sports foundation post-expedition to fund our future champions, explorers and adventurers.

In addition to our structured fundraising strategy that will maximise the expedition’s exposure, we also confidently anticipate significant global media coverage. Of note will be the production of a documentary film for TV worldwide, and Ben as an Atlantic swimmer is also an published author ... naturally this expedition is something to write about!

For a more personal explanation of our intentions please contact us: sponsorteam@swimthebigblue.com


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