Our thanks go to the following companies for their invaluable support of the challenge.


Wooden Spoon has partnered with LMAX Exchange, the UK’s leading fintech company, as prime sponsor of the LMAX Exchange Everest Rugby Challenge.

LMAX Exchange is a global, high-growth financial technology company that is leading the transformation of the global FX industry to transparent, fair, precise and consistent execution. Servicing funds, banks, brokerages in over 100 countries, LMAX Exchange operates one global marketplace for trading FX, metals, indices and commodities and is headquartered in West London.

“Rugby is a game of integrity and teamwork. This spirit drives both Wooden Spoon and LMAX Exchange in what we do. We are proud to support Wooden Spoon and all our staff will be cheering the players on, as they work to set world-records and fund life-changing projects for children and young people.”
David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange


“A trek up Mount Everest is daunting enough, but these star players have chosen to go one step further to try and break two world records. This brave team, which includes both men and women, is banding together to take on a mission never attempted before in support of a fantastic cause.

“At LMAX Exchange we have aimed high to break new ground, successfully pioneering the exchange style execution model for FX, and more recently charting new territory with the first ever institutional physical cryptocurrency exchange. We are committed to driving positive change not only in the financial services space, but also to catalysing social change in the world around us. We consider corporate sponsorships a vital element of our transformative business strategy. Every year, we take part in at least one sponsorship that supports equal opportunities for people of all genders, backgrounds and abilities.”

Find out more at www.lmax.com



The Royal County Of Berkshire Fitness Club powered by Citycise is “the private members club ” of gyms for like-minded individuals who seek a blend of fitness, community and socialising as part of their lifestyle. It is a place to enjoy fitness & wellness whilst enjoying all the attributes and social benefits of a country club.

Situated at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, the gym offers group fitness classes, personal training and a large social & polo calendar

Learn more at wearecitycise.co.uk
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Chiswick Outpatients & Diagnostics Centre is built to provide local residents with exceptional healthcare when they need it. Our centre has specialists who provide personalised diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment for patients of all ages. No need to travel into London to meet with the top consultants or for testing as our experts take care of a variety of specialties, including GP services, cardiology, orthopaedics, breast care, paediatrics, neurology, gastroenterology, ENT, urology, amongst others. Ultimately, we are here to provide expert-led medical care, right at your doorstep.

Chiswick is part of the HCA Healthcare UK network made up of the top London private hospitals, urgent care systems and consultants in the area. Learn more at hcahealthcare.co.uk/chiswick


O’Neills is proud and privileged to supply teamwear to the Wooden Spoon Sevens teams and also to those who choose to order Wooden Spoon socks for the tremendously successful Wooden Spoon Socks Days.

O’Neills celebrated 100 years in the sportswear trade in May 2018. Having been a loyal and long term supplier to Ireland’s GAA, O’Neills has become a truly global brand in recent years with Offices opening in England. Scotland, France, Australia and the USA.

Rugby League clubs of the calibre of St Helens, Huddersfield Giants, Widnes Vikings will be joined in wearing O’Neills kit by Warrington Wolves and Catalan Dragons next season, whilst Australian Rugby Union franchise Brumbies will start their Super Rugby campaign in partnership with O’Neills too.

For further information on how your club, school, college or university can benefit from linking with a UK sportswear manufacturer, with the best leadtimes in the business, please contact Peter Kennedy on 01458 448414 or email pk@oneillsuk.com


OPRO is proud to be a partner of Wooden Spoon and support their inspiring mission to transform the lives of children with a disability or facing disadvantage through the power of rugby.

OPRO was founded in 1997 by dentist, Anthony Lovat BDS, and has since become known as the world’s most technically advanced mouthguard manufacturer. In recognition of its ground-breaking research in the field of oral protection, OPRO was awarded the Queen’s Award for innovation in 2007. Making sure that each mouthguard is a perfect fit is no easy task, yet OPRO are world renowned for their quality products. This recognition has led to partnerships with well-known professional sporting organisations that include England Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, Australia Rugby, USA Rugby, 11 AVIVA Premiership Rugby Teams, England Rugby League, GB Taekwondo, GB Hockey, England Boxing, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and the UFC. Find out more at www.opro.com


Trusted by the Global rugby family to provide the best innovative products & support to enable players to perform to their full potential.


Sponsor of LMAX Exchange Everest Challenge Team Captain Ollie Phillips

Cox automotive which operates across the four distinct but related business solution areas of Inventory, Retail, Media and Financial is part of Cox Enterprises Inc – one of the world’s largest privately owned communications, media and automotive services companies.
Since its formation in 1898, Cox Enterprises has gone from strength to strength thanks to a long-term outlook and determination to create a sustainable and financially secure business.  It is one of the world’s largest privately owned automotive services companies

“Our vision is to transform the way the world buys, sells and owns vehicles.” Martin Forbes, CEO, Cox Automotive UK


Sponsor of LMAX Exchange Everest Challenge Team Captain Shane Williams MBE

VMware was founded in 1998 and has transformed the traditional data centre model by mainstreaming virtualization, the core principle of cloud computing. WMware focus on innovation and are committed to solving the most difficult technology problems for their customers by working with growing technology areas like the Internet of Things, Edge computing and Artificial Intelligence


UK Gym Equipment Ltd

UK Gym Equipment Ltd are a specialist supplier of new, used and refurbished gym equipment. We aim to offer unbeatable value for money to commercial gyms, PT studios, hotels, spas, schools, universities, sports clubs and private individuals across the United Kingdom. Working with the industries leading brands, we create tailored training spaces using over 10 years of experience and expertise in fitness.

Roc Technologies Ltd

Roc is one of the UK’s fastest growing Digital Transformation Services Providers. Our team of programme, process, technology platform and managed services experts accelerate the performance of public and private sector organisations  realising  significant and sustainable business outcomes.

Roc’s award-winning growth is driven by strong values of partnership, and the successful delivery of transformation to stakeholders in business and IT.



Brazil is an award-winning strategic communications consultancy with offices in London, New York, Boston, San Francisco and Brazil.
Since 2003, Brazil has developed and implemented campaigns for multi-national corporations through to ambitious start ups. From the launch of 118 118 and Funding Circle to sponsorship activation for O2, we have been the creative force behind many well-loved UK and international brands. Through our dedicated Sports division, we have been highly successful in implementing traditional and online PR campaigns for Fitness First, Sharp, Southampton FC and many more.

W: www.agencybrazil.com
E: woodenspoon@agencybrazil.com
Twitter: @brazilsocial (https://twitter.com/brazilsocial)

World Rugby TV

‘World Rugby TV’ is the most-watched rugby TV programme around the globe. A weekly 30-minute magazine show that includes highlights of every major international tournament and behind-the-scenes exclusive features with both players and teams but also shines a light on the incredible values demonstrated by the wider rugby family in every corner of the planet. Now in its 14th season it is broadcast to over 100 countries on linear TV but also has a huge following across World Rugby digital channels.