Our Sponsors

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UK's fastest growing technology firm (2014 Sunday Times Tech Track 100), LMAX Exchange is the leading MTF, authorised and regulated by the FCA, for global FX trading. Servicing retail brokers, funds, corporates, asset managers and banks, LMAX Exchange delivers a unique vision for global FX trading - a transparent, neutral, level playing field for all market participants, regardless of status, size or activity levels.

The LMAX Exchange OPEN order book is driven by streaming, no 'last look' limit orders supplied by General Member liquidity providers. LMAX Exchange offers a range of key products, including spot FX, precious metals, commodities and equity indices, with complete pre and post-trade transparency and order execution where no 'last look' is standard. Orders are executed in strict price/time priority at an average speed of less than 4ms.

LMAX Limited operates a multilateral trading facility (MTF). Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA Registered no. 509778.


Challenge Partners


Quilter Cheviot

As one of the UK’s largest and independently owned discretionary investment management firms, Quilter Cheviot provides and manages bespoke investment portfolios for private clients, trusts, charities, pension funds and their professional advisers.



Canterbury was established back in 1904 when John Lane, Pringle Walker and Alfred Rudkin began producing woollen garments in the Canterbury Province of New Zealand. Before long they were making uniforms for the army during the First World War and went on to outfit the All Blacks for over 75 years. Canterbury utilise their heritage and expertise within rugby to challenge sporting boundaries and realize the latest technological advancements for on-field kit. Canterbury is now the largest dedicated rugby brand in the world and is proud to manufacture kit for several of the world’s high profile teams including England Rugby and Ireland Rugby.



As the oldest brand in world rugby, Gilbert Rugby is synonymous with the sport’s history. Now, in affiliation with one of the sport’s best known charities, we are showing our support for the record breaking Wooden Spoon Arctic Challenge as rugby continues to tread exhilarating new ground. Wooden Spoon have contributed hugely to good causes over the years, and the Arctic Challenge will continue that tradition. Gilbert pride ourselves on providing the best innovative products and support to the rugby world, so being part of the first rugby match ever to take place on the north pole is a perfect fit for rugby’s original brand.


World Rugby

We are delighted to be supported by World Rugby as our Media Partner. World Rugby's mission is to grow the global rugby family, with a commitment to attract, engage and inspire new audiences and players around the world.

We are also grateful for the support of the following sponsors of our intrepid Arctic Challengers:


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TXM Recruit

TXM Recruit is an established specialist recruitment consultancy with a proactive, dynamic approach to permanent and temporary recruitment solutions within the aerospace, automotive, motorsport, built environment, defence, rail, IT and technology, general engineering and turnkey projects industries. www.txmrecruit.co.uk




WWT brings an innovative and proven approach to how organisations discover, evaluate, architect and implement technology. Their customers have hands-on access to cutting edge technology products in their Advanced Technology Center (ATC). WWT provides revolutionary technology products, services and supply chain solutions to customers around the globe. www.wwt.com




Eversheds is one of the world’s largest corporate law firms. Committed locally, but connected globally it has offices based in the world’s major economic centres, with a proven track record of delivering consistently high quality legal services across jurisdictions. www.eversheds.com



Giti Tire

Employing over 32,000 people globally, Giti Tire is one of the world's top ten tyre manufacturers, with its products and brands being sold through over 65,000 points of sale in 130 countries worldwide.  The company manufactures tyres for fitment to passenger cars, SUVs, 4x4s, light trucks, commercial vehicles, buses and specialty machinery to meet a wide variety of road conditions and applications. www.giti.com