We are proud to have the goodwill and enthusiasm of so many good people boosting us as we edge closer to our objective of bringing the World Water Speed Record back to Britain. –
Our official supporters’ group – the Quicksilver Corporate Club – was formed primarily for small- and medium-sized businesses, but it is also open to private individuals, who make up over one-fifth of the membership.
The Corporate Club has been a focal-point for interest in Quicksilver and a dynamo for its continued progress, with almost 350 members having joined thus far. We stage a unique series of gatherings, literally alongside the Quicksilver craft as it is built, with members and their guests having unprecedented access to our challenge to make water-speed history!
Corporate Club members pay a one-off fee of £395. Their names are proudly displayed on the outer skin of Quicksilver, and also on the framed membership certificates presented to each Corporate Club member.
Members receive invitations to the special events we hold alongside the boat at our team HQ at East Midlands Airport – next to the M1, in the centre of England – where a complimentary buffet lunch with refreshments is served.
There are no further charges of any kind, at any time, for either members or their guests after the one-off membership fee has been paid – and companies and self-employed people can offset this fee against tax, as it counts as advertising and promotion of their business.
Membership of the Quicksilver Corporate Club is a unique differentiator for businesses in today’s competitive marketplace … Businesses invite customers, suppliers or personnel to Corporate Club events for memorable, informative visits, and to network – they can also invite reporters from their local or trade-sector press. Private individuals invite family and friends.
A butcher, a baker … a firm making microscopes, a micro-brewery …
There is no such thing as a “typical” Corporate Club member. As well as over 250 businesses in both the manufacturing and service sectors – predominantly owner-managed businesses, SMEs and self-employed people, but also several major PLCs – the membership includes two schools, several distinguished membership-based professional institutions, and even a town council.
In addition, over 70 private individuals have joined the Corporate Club to date.