June 26 In the Press

North Coast brothers pitch to Richard Branson but miss out on top prize

Two North Coast brothers travelled to London in a quest to win £50,000 in the Virgin Business Media competition Pitch To Rich.

Ricky Martin, of The Skunkworks Surfboard Company and owner of Alive Surf School, faced billionaire Richard Branson and a panel of prestigious judges to tell the story of the next generation surfboards which are being manufactured in Coleraine. The guys didn’t win but they had an amazing experience. Here’s the 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 2 In the Press

Tour of Ulster’s stage two called off as cyclists battle snow, rain and high winds

Stage Two of the AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster has been called off today as cyclists battled their way through snow, sleet and high winds.

Organiser Garry Nugent said calling off the gruelling road race was the right thing to do in the interests of safety. The race, which is Ireland’s longest established road race, has attracted teams from Australia, Holland, Belgium, England, Scotland and from the north and south of Ireland. Here’s the full story from today:

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May 1 In the Press

The battle for pink begins as elite cyclists gear up for the Tour of Ulster

Today begins the 2015 AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster with the welcome of 150 elite cyclists from across the globe to Northern Ireland.

The race starts with a time trial at the Stormont Estate this evening with people gathering at 6.30pm. Tomorrow, they will leave Belfast from Malone Playing Fields before racing to Newry. On Sunday, they leave for Cookstown and on Monday, a circuit race takes place in Cookstown. Come and cheer them on.

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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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August 6 In the Press

It’s half way time for Stephane and Peter as running men head to the Isle of Man

Rick Stein’s Head Chef, Stephane Delourme and owner of Worldwide Financial Planning began their Celtic 7 Marathon Challenge a few months ago in Belfast.

The pair have since raised approximately £20,000 for charity. Stephane and Peter’s efforts have featured in several media outlets as they reach the half way mark.

Visit the Virgin MoneyGiving page (Celtic 7 Marathon Challenge) to make a donation.

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