They will join forces with colleagues from the wider United Molasses Group to make up crews for two boats of 12.
The UM boats will be competing against representatives from other divisions of holding company W&R Barnett to celebrate the business’s 125th anniversary. In total, 10 boats are taking part.
The event takes place on Wednesday, September 15th at Bryson Lagan Sports in Belfast. The racing will be followed by a celebratory dinner.
UM Terminals Managing Director Bryan Davies and Commercial Director Vic Brodrick will be competing for UM Terminals along with colleagues Ben Maynard, Karl Pass, Lewis Chambers and Sophie Ryan.
The UM team has chosen the British Heart Foundation as its nominated charity and already has pledges of £5,000 with further funds set to be raised through a generous match-funding initiative from W&R Barnett.
Bryan Davies said: “We are looking forward to joining up with colleagues from the various divisions of W&R Barnett to celebrate this important milestone in the history of the business. It is great that a major part of the day will see colleagues come together to raise vital funds for a range of deserving charities. In the case of the UM team, we have selected the British Heart Foundation. The charity has already helped to halve the number of people dying from heart and circulatory disease in the UK, but the disease still claims the lives of hundreds of people every day. We chose the BHF after David Markham, the father of our colleague Simon Markham, died from heart disease. The funds raised for the BHF make such a difference, helping to create new treatments and discover new cures. A donation of just £24 could pay for two hours of research by an early career scientist, but every single pound helps. We are so grateful for the donations we have received so far and to the fabulous generosity of W&R Barnett in match-funding on the day.”
UM Terminals is one of the UK’s leading bulk liquid storage specialists, operating out of 8 terminals, strategically located across the UK, handling over 40 different products.
It currently has a capacity of over 300,000 cubic metres of bulk liquid storage, but the plan is to grow this to over 400,000 cubic metres.
UM Terminals employs 63 people and is part of the UM Group which has a distinguished history stretching back almost 100 years.
The full crews for the two UM Dragon Boats are:
Boat 1 – Ben Macer, Jill Pask, Sarah Cripps, Andrew Creasey, Simon Markham, Adam Pierce, Sophie Ryan, Agnieszka Sriskanthan-Reksa, Robbie Flynn, Niall O’Donnell, John Weglarz and Philip Irvine.
Boat 2 – Fionn Beech, Vic Brodrick, Geraldine Carroll, Isabel Conde, Nigel Jones, James Ramsden, Karl Pass, Ben Maynard, Bastian Duesing, Lewis Chambers and Bryan Davies.
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