When we first met Kelda we knew that we wanted to support her – and we knew other businesses in Shropshire would want to help too!
When the founder of Climbing Out, a Shropshire charity that runs activity programmes aimed at rebuilding confidence and self-esteem in young people who have been through a life-changing injury, illness or trauma, announced that she was to take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and be the first adaptive female to row solo across the Atlantic we were right behind her.
Shropshire business community
And we knew the great Shropshire business community would feel the same…
Chrisbeon was a main sponsor of of Row to Raise and we played host to the star rower and her boat, Storm Petrel, shortly before she set sail last December.
Chamber of Commerce
But one of the great experiences we had in the run-up to the challenge was working with the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, of which we are a proud patron, to drum up support for Kelda – and working alongside a number of county businesses who also signed up to help!
7video arranged a video to help publicise the challenge and Nick Jones Wealth Management, Henshalls, Shropshire Festivals and many others became boat sponsors.
Kelda raised more than £50,000 for the charity when she completed her row, and there were lots of business owners and employees in Shropshire cheering her on as she arrived in Antigua after being at sea for 76 days, 15 hours and 37 minutes.
Chair, desk or promotional gifts!
Working with other businesses is what we do every day – supplying them with what they need, whether it be stationery, desks, chairs, a bookshelf or even the personalised promotional gifts for their marketing campaigns!
But we also network beside them, promote Shropshire and its offerings beside them, judge county business awards beside them, raise money for charity beside them and more.
Great businesses, great people
From Kelda’s challenge to the Shrewsbury Wacky Races, Oktoberfest, the Pure Telecom Charity Cricket Day and supporting the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Fund for the Future campaign by being a business builder – doing something great alongside great businesses and great people is a real pleasure.
We are looking forward to seeing our fellow businesses at events throughout the rest of 2019 and beyond!