The hot air balloons will comprise of our Corporate Partner balloons and unbranded balloons, alongside the Lord Mayor’s Appeal balloon.

Corporate Partners

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.”

Andrew Holly, Operations Director and Balloon Regatta® Flight Director, Exclusive Ballooning

Lord Mayor’s Appeal

“I am delighted that the Regatta is planned to take place again this year. The awareness and funding that this event raises for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal and its charity partners, Place2Be, OnSide Youth Zone, Samaritans and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, is more important than ever. The Regatta, and its corporate partners are supporting the Appeal in its aim to create an inclusive, healthy, fair and skilled city – A Better City for All through its initiatives which focus on promoting inclusive workplace, reducing the stigma around mental health, empowering young women and supporting philanthropy through City companies and employees.”

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman William Russell

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

Lord Mayor’s Appeal

“I am delighted that the Regatta is planned to take place again this year. The awareness and funding that this event raises for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal and its charity partners, Place2Be, OnSide Youth Zone, Samaritans and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, is more important than ever. The Regatta, and its corporate partners are supporting the Appeal in its aim to create an inclusive, healthy, fair and skilled city – A Better City for All through its initiatives which focus on promoting inclusive workplace, reducing the stigma around mental health, empowering young women and supporting philanthropy through City companies and employees.”

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman William Russell

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

Blaser

Blaser Swisslube stands for solutions that offer measurable added value and are gentle to people and the environment. Based in Switzerland and present worldwide, we ensure with our machining experts and metalworking fluids that manufacturers can fully capitalize on the potential of their machines and tools and turn their metalworking fluid into a key success factor – a Liquid Tool.

In 1989 our chairman Peter Blaser decided to carry our company name into the world with a balloon. Today, our in-house ballooning group consists of passionate pilots – among them Peter Blaser and our CEO Marc Blaser – and more than a dozen hot air ballons in Switzerland, Germany and the USA, showing customers and partners our beautiful planet from above and competing in national and international competitions around the globe.

“My company and I have two passions – machining and ballooning. Contributing to a good fund raising cause while flying in the balloon over London is extraordinary and will touch thousands of hearts”
Marc Blaser, CEO and balloon pilot, Blaser Swisslube

FreshAir

Fresh Air is the leading t-shirt printer in the UK. We are based in North-West London and were founded in 1974. Since then the company has developed from one single hand print machine to eight fully automated machines in a 30,000 ft2 which are producing over 4 million shirts a year with customers ranging from Iron Maiden, the Rolling Stones, WWE, Rhianna to Top Gear Live.

FreshAir

Fresh Air is the leading t-shirt printer in the UK. We are based in North-West London and were founded in 1974. Since then the company has developed from one single hand print machine to eight fully automated machines in a 30,000 ft2 which are producing over 4 million shirts a year with customers ranging from Iron Maiden, the Rolling Stones, WWE, Rhianna to Top Gear Live.

L’Occitane

The story begins in Provence, in 1976, when L’OCCITANE was created by Olivier Baussan. Drawing inspiration from the lands and traditional techniques of the Mediterranean, he created skincare, body care and fragrance products that were natural and authentic, effective and deliciously appealing. At L’Occitane, we show off the very best Provence has to offer, for a glowing beauty that’s unique. Every day, we commit to preserving the breathtaking natural environment that never ceases to amaze.