GB Row 2013 is generously supported by the following sponsors:


rcapitalRcapital is a private investment business that provides turnaround and growth funding to UK companies. We always use our own capital, so have a vested interest in delivering long-term results. We pride ourselves on being more than a turnaround investor. We provide unique expertise and practical skills to restructure businesses – and then turn them around.

“We take businesses in distress and put them back on a road to prosperity and profit. To make seismic changes to a business in a matter of weeks requires an unswerving belief that it can be done. We rely on high performing people with not only a unique blend of skills and expertise and but also an unwavering dedication to deliver exceptional outcomes. We understand what it means to take on what seems like an insurmountable challenge. We believe that ordinary people CAN do extraordinary things.”

– Jamie Constable, CEO




cantillionCantillon is one of the UK’s leading demolition & associated works contractors with an enviable reputation for considerate, efficient and safe delivery of all projects. Local stakeholders and the environmental impacts of our services are always the company’s primary consideration.

Working in all sectors, Cantillon has undertaken some of the most complex deconstruction schemes of recent times, on projects large and small. The Company is proactive in its approach to every site and is committed to ensuring work is finished on time and to budget, leaving a clear site for the next stage of work.

Dedicated to championing innovation to help create safer working environments and improving the method for professional delivery of projects, Cantillon continues to set standards within the industry, standards that are consistently recognised through various awards and accolades.




robert-jamesRobert James Partnership is a chartered certified accountancy firm, providing award winning accountancy and tax services to entrepreneurs and growing businesses in South London and the Home Counties. We offer a full range of accountancy services ranging from bookkeeping to auditing to obtaining finance giving our clients peace of mind with their financial affairs so they can focus on growing their business. As chartered tax advisors, we provide effective, money-saving tax strategies for individuals and business owners.

“GB Row is all about supporting ordinary people to do extraordinary things and that’s very similar to what we help our clients as entrepreneurs to achieve. We liked the fact that this race wasn’t elitist and anyone with enough vision can take part in the challenge. That’s exactly what business people do every day, many come from very ordinary backgrounds and they believe in what they can achieve and succeed as a result. We know the brave people who are taking part in GB Row will do the same. Good luck to everyone.”  – Simon Paterson, Partner.



Harwin PLC

harwinHarwin is a manufacturer of interconnect components with an enviable reputation for high quality and exceptional customer service. Harwin has been successfully manufacturing electronic components for 60 years. Harwin’s sales and service extend worldwide via offices and manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, Germany, France, Singapore & Taiwan and a worldwide distribution network. Products include: High Reliability devices; RFI & PCB Hardware; and an extensive range of industry standard interconnection solutions. The company operates a continuous product development program, and offers a custom connector design service.

‘GB Row 2013 is a real test of commitment and endurance by the participants and very much in the British spirit of endeavour. This race is all about fast changing conditions and meeting challenges as they arise, which reflects the fast changing and evolving nature of our industry as well. Harwin is extremely proud to be involved as sponsors and will be avidly following the teams’ progress’ – Ben Green Marketing Manager



Elliott Thomas

elliottthomasEstablished over 10 years ago, Elliott Thomas Group is now one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist construction skills and services. We employ some of the industry’s most experienced professionals in Construction, Logistics, Hoists and Carpentry in order to provide the best service with the most effective and innovative solutions.

‘As a British company that believes no challenge is too large to overcome, Elliott Thomas Group was keen to endorse this challenging home-grown event. We hope GBRow 2013 can reignite some of the Olympic spirit we shared during the construction of the London 2012 Olympic Park, with people getting behind the teams as they row in support of some fantastic charities.’  –  Gerald Morgan, Head of Business Development and Innovation



 Plowman Craven

plowmancravenPlowman Craven is a leading Chartered Surveying company offering a broad range of professional measurement services.

We have built our reputation through reliable performance and continued investment in both people and technology to become the trusted name in measurement.

Our extensive services cover numerous markets including rail, urban regeneration, retail, commercial property, government, public bodies, police and entertainment. Innovation and a thoroughly professional approach enable us to offer measurement expertise at every stage of the project lifecycle.

As one of the largest geomatics companies in the UK, our size brings significant benefit to our clients. It allows us to respond quickly with highly skilled and technical personnel to provide measurement solutions, no matter the size of the project or how challenging.



Capital Services

capitalservicesCapital Services are established experts in all aspects of building development, refurbishment, restoration, damage repair, property services and customer care.

We have been in the industry for more than 20 years and have established excellent relationships with some of the biggest names in property, insurance and development.

With a commitment to excellence, our accredited workforce offer a bespoke service to any Company or individual.  We can solve whatever problem you have, repair any damage you may have suffered and ensure all work is to the highest standard. Capital Services is always “building on reputation”.

‘GB Row 2013 is an incredible race and we were captivated by the team stories, the grueling training schedules and the sheer determination of these crews to compete in the toughest rowing race in the world. We have to work in all weathers but nothing like what these brave rowers are going to have to face. We wish them the best of luck from all at Capital Services’ –  Terry Hallahan, Managing Director.



Proud Sponsors of the pre-launch event at HMS President RNR

ReSolve Partners LLP

resolve225ReSolve is a leading re-structuring and recovery practice. It is our belief that successful businesses are a key driver of harmony and prosperity, not just for owners and stakeholders, but for the whole of society. We recognise how hard it is to run a successful business in today’s 24/7 hyper-competitive world. Often, just having a second, detached, opinion can help bring clarity to a situation that otherwise seemed impossible.

The ReSolve approach is to present business owners with honest and entrepreneurial answers. We take great pride in helping businesses achieve their goals as well as securing jobs for their people.