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Wednesday 08 September 2021

Record-breaking rowing attempt to raise funds for social entrepreneurs

There are now less than 100 days to go before Guy Rigby, founder and now Chair of the Entrepreneurial Services Group at Smith & Williamson, and his fellow crew member, entrepreneur and investor, David Murray, take to ‘The Entrepreneur Ship’ in a record-breaking attempt to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic to raise funds for social entrepreneurs.

Guy and David will begin their row from the Canaries to Antigua on 12 December 2021, hoping to arrive in February 2022. If they complete the epic Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, they will be the oldest pair in the world to row any ocean.

The EntrepreneurshipTechMarketView is delighted to be supporting Guy and David, who are raising funds for UnLtd, a charity that finds, funds and supports social entrepreneurs in the UK. So far, they have raised some £350k, which will help social entrepreneurs from minority backgrounds, who have historically been locked out of funding to scale their ventures. 

With less than a hundred days to go, Guy told us it's all beginning to feel very real now! “I am excited and proud to take on this challenge in the name of entrepreneurship to raise as much money as we can for UnLtd, who have a track record of identifying savvy entrepreneurs with ideas that can truly level the playing field across our whole society.”

We can’t wait to follow The Entrepreneur Ship’s progress across the Atlantic from December and wish Guy and David every success. If you would like to sponsor The Entrepreneur Ship, or support Guy and David by donating, visit the “Support Us” tab on the team’s website here

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '09:02'