The Entrepreneur Ship

Entrepreneurship is an epic adventure - long, difficult but infinitely rewarding. Proper preparation is essential but responding to new challenges with speed and agility is every bit as important.

Guy Rigby to row the Atlantic for social entrepreneurs

After years advising businesses on how to navigate choppy waters, Guy Rigby, Chair of Smith & Williamson’s Entrepreneurial Services Group, is applying some of those lessons to a journey of his own. With fellow crew member David Murray, he is rowing from La Gomera (an island near Tenerife) 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in December 2021. In doing so, they hope to become the oldest pair ever to row any ocean.
Their trip has a second, but equally important, purpose - to promote social mobility and levelling-up by raising £1m for UnLtd, a charity that finds, funds and supports the next generation of social entrepreneurs – people who develop businesses that help change the world for the better.

They are already well on the way, with Smith & Williamson as their principal sponsor and other businesses and private individuals rallying to their cause. If you would like to support the team, sponsorship and donation opportunities are available.

Needless to say, we’ll be following Guy and David as they prepare for their epic voyage!

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Stay up-to-date with Guy and David’s preparations for the world’s toughest row and how they are getting ready mentally and physically for the challenge of their lifetimes as well as testing the equipment they will be using to make their challenge a reality.

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Guy and David’s vision is to raise funds for UnLtd to support social entrepreneurs who bring positive change to communities challenged by lack of opportunity and discrimination.

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