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.


Saville Group is the driving force in specialist audio visual solutions with an unrivalled history that spans over half a century of innovation and industry leadership. We are continually driving the AV industry forward: pioneering collaborative ways to do business and reinventing live events through our two highly specialised operating brands.


Sparq are the technical event production specialist, pushing boundaries, raising expectations and connecting audiences of all sizes through immersive experiences delivered through exceptional on-line virtual, hybrid and live events.

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

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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 refurbishment of some of the UK’s most iconic and historic buildings.

SIMPSON pride ourselves in understanding our clients' needs and exceeding 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 of the sponsors for the 2021 York Rotary Club’s Dragon Boat Challenge.

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

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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.

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