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We are extemely grateful to the following corporate sponsors for their support...

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Shepherd Group is one of the leading family-owned private businesses in the UK. It was founded in 1890 in York and its head offices remain in the City.

Its operations in national and international markets include the renowned Portakabin brand which manufactures modular buildings for sale and hire.

Shepherd Group supports a wide range of York community initiatives, is pleased to have supported the Rotary Club of York’s charitable work for many years and is delighted to have been a sponsor of the Dragon Boat Challenge since its early days.

Discover more about Portakabin at:

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Visavvi an SCC business are global leaders in audio visual, business communications and collaboration, harnessing technology to create highly intuitive and versatile meeting and collaboration workplace environments, supported by a range of AV solutions and services designed to deliver success.

Working across the corporate, education, healthcare, public and government sectors, we are renowned for our high standards, innovative technology solutions and excellent customer service. 


With a York heritage dating back to 1876, we are proud to support the Dragon Boat Challenge for the 10th consecutive year. 

Discover more about Ingenious Business Collaboration at

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SIMPSON is a privately-owned York based Fit-out, Construction and Development Company, providing bespoke services throughout the UK. Our years of experience have allowed us to work on diverse projects, ranging from multi-million-pound retail fit outs, for a number of Blue Chip Clients, to the restoration and construction of some of the most iconic and historic buildings in the North of England.


SIMPSON pride ourselves in understanding our clients’ needs and exceed their expectations, leading to a high proportion of repeat business. Our Craft Joinery Workshop has built up an enviable reputation for manufacturing bespoke joinery solutions for our Clients’ projects.


SIMPSON is proud to support Local and National charities through our Community Fund and are proud to be one the sponsors for the 2023 York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge.


To find out more about  SIMPSON   visit

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Our Vision is to create a welcoming and vibrant City Centre destination for visitors and the local community to enjoy and for Coney Street Riverside to act as a positive catalyst for City-wide inward investment.


Led by the long established York business, the Helmsley Group and working closely with key partners and stakeholders, we aim to enhance York’s unique character by creatively linking the riverside with the high street in ways which surprise, delight and entertain.


Our vision for Coney Street Riverside has been submitted to City of York Council.  If approved, the project will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to regenerate this under-appreciated part of York City Centre.

We are pleased and proud to be a sponsor of the 2023 York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge.

To find out more about the Coney Street Riverside project, please visit


York Rotary would also like to acknowledge and thank  all the many others, who through their support and participation help to make these events happen and raise funds for deserving charities

© 2023 by Rotary Club of York
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