Participating Balloons

The fifty balloons will comprise of our Corporate Partner balloons and unbranded balloons, alongside the Lord Mayor’s Appeal balloon. See below the Corporate Partner balloons that will be supporting and flying in the 2017 Ricoh Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta.

Corporate Partners

Ricoh

Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

“We are delighted to once again be supporting and taking part in the Lord Mayor’s Balloon Regatta. Ricoh is committed to helping both organisations and people to succeed, as well as leaving a legacy for future generations that enables them to grow and prosper sustainably. The Lord Mayor’s appeal is a perfect partner, helping support charities and making a real difference in communities across London.”

Chas Moloney, marketing director, Ricoh UK & Ireland

Lord Mayor’s Appeal

“The Lord Mayor’s Balloon Regatta is the very highest of highlights – celebrating the tremendous contribution of business to their communities, 1000 feet above London! What a wonderful way to showcase our special City, and its unique heritage of charitable giving.

Click here to read the full letter from the Lord Mayor.

Lord Mayor’ Appeal

It is with great excitement that I announce the launch of the Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta, which will see a fantastic array of balloons fly across the city of London to raise awareness for my charitable Appeal…”

Click here to read the full letter from the Lord Mayor.

London City Airport

London City Airport is an international airport located on the Royal Docks. The airport has a single 1,500-meter long runway and serves over 4.3 million passengers each year.
2017 sees the airport celebrate its 30th anniversary since opening in 1987 and The RICOH Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta will start these celebrations in style. As part of a longstanding arrangement with the local community, London City Airport closes every weekend from Saturday lunchtime until Sunday lunchtime, therefore usual flight operations are unaffected by the Regatta.

“We are looking forward to hosting this extravaganza on our runway, providing a unique setting against the backdrop of London’s Royal Docks, the River Thames and the iconic London skyline nearby. The regatta will provide our local communities with a 30th anniversary spectacle they’ll never forget.”

Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport

Exclusive Ballooning

Exclusive Ballooning has brought mainstream hot air ballooning into the heart of London over recent years with balloons at Buckingham Palace, the Tate Modern, the Guildhall, Exchange Square and famously flying underneath Tower Bridge for Disney in 2009. Chief pilot Andrew Holly was bestowed the Freedom of the City for his work within marketing and fund raising with hot air balloons – using them to help clients raise over millions of pounds for various charities.

“Since the inception of the company, we have used all resources available to us in order to help our clients raise money for charity. This has lead to a figure in excess of £7,000,000 and rising. We set up the regatta in support of the lord mayor’s charity as it was the perfect blend of London ballooning and charitable causes.”

Exclusive Ballooning

Exclusive Ballooning has brought mainstream hot air ballooning into the heart of London over recent years with balloons at Buckingham Palace, the Tate Modern, the Guildhall, Exchange Square and famously flying underneath Tower Bridge for Disney in 2009. Chief pilot Andrew Holly was bestowed the Freedom of the City for his work within marketing and fund raising with hot air balloons – using them to help clients raise over millions of pounds for various charities.

“Since the inception of the company, we have used all resources available to us in order to help our clients raise money for charity. This has lead to a figure in excess of £7,000,000 and rising. We set up the regatta in support of the lord mayor’s charity as it was the perfect blend of London ballooning and charitable causes.”

Aberdeen Asset Management

Aberdeen is an asset management company managing £193.4 billion of third party assets from our offices around the world, as at 31 December 2012. Our clients access our investment expertise drawn from three main asset classes: equities, fixed income and property, as well as tailored solutions. We package our skills in the form of segregated and pooled products across borders. We invest worldwide and follow a predominantly long-only approach, based on fundamentally sound investments.

Fortnum & Mason

300 years and counting. Fortnum & Mason is recognised internationally for its high quality goods and as an iconic British symbol. For three centuries Fortnum’s has been committed to bringing the world’s best food to their flagship store on Piccadilly and is famous for their iconic hampers and high quality, exclusive blends of tea and coffee.

“We are delighted to be able to participate in the Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta. Fortnum’s is synonymous with the City of London and it will be a huge thrill and privilege to see our beautiful balloon flying in the skies over the City”

Fortnum & Mason

300 years and counting. Fortnum & Mason is recognised internationally for its high quality goods and as an iconic British symbol. For three centuries Fortnum’s has been committed to bringing the world’s best food to their flagship store on Piccadilly and is famous for their iconic hampers and high quality, exclusive blends of tea and coffee.

“We are delighted to be able to participate in the Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta. Fortnum’s is synonymous with the City of London and it will be a huge thrill and privilege to see our beautiful balloon flying in the skies over the City”

Keltbray

Keltbray are a UK leading specialist business, offering engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail & environmental services.

Longleat

Longleat Safari and Adventure Park, in Wiltshire, England, was opened in 1966 as the first drive-through safari park outside Africa.

“We are delighted to be involved in the Lord Mayors Balloon Regatta and to have the opportunity for our special lion hot air balloon to fly over the London skyline.”

Longleat

Longleat Safari and Adventure Park, in Wiltshire, England, was opened in 1966 as the first drive-through safari park outside Africa.

“We are delighted to be involved in the Lord Mayors Balloon Regatta and to have the opportunity for our special lion hot air balloon to fly over the London skyline.”

Mamont

Renishaw

Renishaw is a world leading engineering company, primarily supplying measurement products used for applications as diverse as jet engine and solar panel manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery, but also producing metal-based 3D printing machines. It has over 2,000 UK staff designing & manufacturing the majority of its products, plus a further 1,000 people located in the 32 countries where it has wholly owned subsidiary operations.

“For over 30 years Renishaw has supported local communities through its employee-run Charities Committee which has a major focus on helping to support development for the young and disadvantaged; also key aims of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. As a FTSE 250 business, with an increasing City profile, we are therefore pleased to positively use our balloon to help raise funds for this year’s appeal.”

Renishaw

Renishaw is a world leading engineering company, primarily supplying measurement products used for applications as diverse as jet engine and solar panel manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery, but also producing metal-based 3D printing machines. It has over 2,000 UK staff designing & manufacturing the majority of its products, plus a further 1,000 people located in the 32 countries where it has wholly owned subsidiary operations.

“For over 30 years Renishaw has supported local communities through its employee-run Charities Committee which has a major focus on helping to support development for the young and disadvantaged; also key aims of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. As a FTSE 250 business, with an increasing City profile, we are therefore pleased to positively use our balloon to help raise funds for this year’s appeal.”

Associate Sponsors

Exclusive Ballooning are also very grateful to the following companies who have supported the event:

  • Snow Business
  • Window on the World
  • Ultramagic
  • Datum RPO
  • Omega Resource Group
  • Above & Beyond