June 16 In the Press

North Coast surfers secure 5,000 votes to win a pitch to billionaire Richard Branson

The two brothers who set up The Skunkworks Surfboard Company have made it to the final – thanks to almost 5,000 of you who voted for them.

Ricky Martin and his brother Chris have been announced today as finalists in the #VOOM Pitch To Rich competition. The brothers will travel to London on June 26 to do a live pitch to Richard Branson and a panel of prestigious judges in the hope to secure £50,000 for their Coleraine based business. Here’s the full story:

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June 8 In the Press

Graeme McDowell lends his support for surfing brothers in Pitch To Rich

Golfing legend Graeme McDowell has taken to his social media accounts to support two brothers in the #Voom Pitch to Rich competition.

Ricky and Chris Martin of The Skunkworks Surfboard Company were delighted when their old school buddy sent the voting link to his his 672,598 Twitter followers, his 133,000 Facebook followers and 49,700 Instagram followers. Voting closes on June 10 at 10am. Join Graeme and vote for The Skunkworks Surfboard Company.

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May 7 In the Press

Surfing brothers step it up a gear as they top the table in Pitch to Rich bid

Two brothers who started a campaign to secure votes to get them through to the next stage of Pitch To Rich have come out on top at the first hurdle.

Ricky Martin and his brother Chris, two well known surfing brothers from the North Coast, are competing to pitch The Skunkworks Surfboard Company to billionaire Richard Branson in the Pitch to Rich initiative which, if they win, could secure their company £50,000. Good luck to Ricky and Chris. Here’s the full story:

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April 30 In the Press

Surfing brothers have Richard Branson in sight in campaign for Pitch To Rich

The clock is ticking as two brothers from the North Coast are campaigning to win the chance to pitch to billionaire Richard Branson.

The Pitch To Rich initiative offers businesses, with a new idea, the chance to pitch to the billionaire to compete to be a part of a £1,00,000 prize fund which the 10 best pitches will win. The Skunkworks Surfboard Company strives to make the most robust, high performance surfboards and stand up paddle boards in the world.

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