Thank You To All My Corporate Partners

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I’m absolutely delighted to welcome on board Derbion as my lead corporate partner. To have such an iconic Derby brand on board such as Derbion, is a massive boost for my challenge.

Beth McDonald, Managing Director of Derbion, said: “We are delighted to have formed this partnership with Vic and alongside the whole city, everybody at Derbion will be supporting and cheering him on throughout his venture.

“We value our local communities and are committed to ensuring we make a positive contribution across Derbyshire and beyond. Vic’s journey is an inspiration to all of us, demonstrating that with determination and support, extraordinary feats can be achieved.

Being Derby born and bred, Vic’s challenge truly resonates with us as a central venue within the heart of the city. We wish Vic the very best of luck for the World’s Toughest Row.”

I am incredibly grateful to have such an iconic brand as Derbion on board. Their generous support as lead partner of my 3,000-mile ocean challenge not only provides essential resources, but also inspires me to push through the many challenges I will face during my epic journey.

This journey is not just about crossing an ocean, it’s about empowering people that no matter what your age, if you have the right support, determination and the will to succeed, you can overcome any obstacle in life. This is going to be the biggest challenge of my lifetime – and I want to do it for my beloved city, while raising crucial funds for four incredible local charities.


I am delighted and honoured to announce that Dean Jackson, founder and managing director of Derby based HUUB has chosen to come on board as one of my corporate partners. To have a company of their calibre and standing not only in Derby, but in the world of innovation in sport is a massive boost to my Atlantic Ocean challenge and my sincere thanks go to him for the confidence and support shown in me. I'll carry their brand with pride across the world as my journey from La Gomera to Antigua unfolds!

HUUB is a premium endurance sport apparel brand with an ethos of continuous improvement in all its products. Through a collaboration of experts and world-class athletes, HUUB has taken product development and testing to another level, a level that has resulted in multiple World Cup wins and world records.

Owner and Founder of HUUB said "Having had numerous discussions with Vic, he is truly inspirational and clearly demonstrated that age is no barrier to fulfilling your dreams and ambitions. I have seen first-hand his total dedication and commitment to achieve this amazing challenge. That commitment and dedication mirrored that of our business and we wanted to be part of his epic journey. The corporate partnership level we have negotiated gives excellent value for money given the national and worldwide exposure our brand will achieve. That coupled with his determination to promote the City of Derby and its diverse range of expertise and skills across the globe resonates with me as a Derby born and bred person. We're delighted and excited to be on board!"

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Green Piling

I’m very pleased to announce that Chesterfield based Green Piling have become my latest Corporate Partner.

Managing Director Mick Mason commented, “I’m full of admiration for what Vic will be doing, he demonstrates that age is just a number and no barrier to achieving your life’s ambitions. He is inspiration and  we at Green Piling are delighted to be on board. We’re looking forward to Vic bringing his boat to our offices and sharing details of his challenge with the rest of our staff.”

P&C Electrical

Derby Based P&C Electrical Contractors have become the first corporate partners supporting pensioner Vic Handley as he rows solo across the Atlantic Ocean from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean, a distance of 3000 miles. 

P&C provide a wide range of electrical services to industrial, commercial, and domestic clients, including a full design and installation of solar solutions and EV car charging points. 

Founder and Managing Director Dan Kelly said “ We are delighted to support Vic on his epic challenge. Having held several discussions with him, it was clear that his passion is not only to work hard to promote the City of Derby, but also companies of all sizes throughout Derby and Derbyshire.

His determination, commitment and courage to be successful matches our own values
and we want to be part of his journey. Our investment in him represents excellent value for money for the brand exposure we will receive and the services we can provide.

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