Official Teams 2016
We are proud to announce the official teams for this year’s The LONDON-PARIS. Find out more about them and their motivation to ride the event.
Team Name: Abide
Abide Financial Ltd was established in response to the ever-increasing burden posed by capital market regulation. Founded by industry experts, Abide Financial seeks to set the standard in terms of the range, quality and value of Transaction Services offered to its clients.
With over a billion Trade and Transaction reports validated and submitted during the past year, Abide continues to set the standards in supporting market participants with their reporting requirements.
This year, Abide is supporting a worthy charity, Futures for Kids (http://futuresforkids.org.uk) with it’s London-Paris ride and hopes that the efforts of the two teams participating will go some way to improving the situations of some of the children that the charity works with.
Team Name: Andurand
Andurand Capital Management LLP is a private fund management company in fundamental commodity strategies with a specialisation in the oil and energy complex. The LLP is led by Pierre Andurand, one of the world’s most renowned oil and energy traders.
Team Name: DHL
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and 310,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL.
Team Name: Hogan Lovells
Hogan Lovells is a global legal practice that helps corporations, financial institutions, and governmental entities across the spectrum of their critical business and legal issues globally and locally. We have over 2,500 lawyers operating out of more than 40 offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States.
Hogan Lovells offers:
- an exceptional, high quality transatlantic capability, with extensive reach into the world’s commercial and financial centers;
- particular and distinctive strengths in the areas of government regulatory, litigation and arbitration, corporate, finance, and intellectual property; and
- access to a significant depth of knowledge and resource in many major industry sectors including hotels and leisure, telecommunications, media and technology, energy and natural resources, infrastructure, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, consumer, and real estate.
Our practice breadth, geographical reach, and industry knowledge provide us with insights into the issues that affect our clients most deeply and enable us to provide high quality business-oriented legal advice to assist them in achieving their commercial goals.
Team Name: Tsunami Axis
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Tsunami Axis is office furniture manufacturer, Herman Miller’s, largest dealer partner in the UK. A key player on a wide range of high-profile projects nationally and internationally, we provide unrivalled support at every level of refurbishment/relocation projects over all of the UK, Benelux and other international locations.
Our success is founded on building long-term relationships with architects, designers and blue chip clients based on trust, unsurpassed service and an understanding and passion for workplace design with the expertise and skills of a 50+-strong team, encompassing all aspects of supply, design, project management, installation and after sales management of office furniture.
Team Name: Tullett Prebon
Tullett Prebon is one of the world’s leading interdealer brokers. Primarily operating as an intermediary in the wholesale financial and energy sectors, Tullett Prebon facilitates the trading activities of its clients, in particular commercial and investment banks. Product areas include: Fixed Income Securities and their derivatives, Interest Rate Derivatives, Treasury products, Equities and Energy and Commodities.
With offices in 23 countries, Tullett Prebon operates voice, hybrid, electronic, volume matching, algorithmic matching and risk mitigation platforms, to accommodate its clients’ requirements and to satisfy the regulatory driven evolution of the marketplace.
In addition to its brokerage services, Tullett Prebon offers a variety of market information services through its established IDB Market Data division; Tullett Prebon Information, which collects, cleanses and distributes real-time information to data providers.
Team name: Natixis
Natixis is the international corporate, investment, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France with 35 million clients spread over two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne, headquartered in Paris.
With more than 16,000 employees, Natixis has a number of areas of expertise that are organised into three main business lines: Corporate & Investment Banking, Investment Solutions & Insurance, and Specialized Financial Services.
A global player, Natixis has its own client base of companies, financial institutions and institutional investors as well as the client base of individuals, professionals and small and medium-size businesses of Groupe BPCE’s banking networks. See www.natixis.com for further details.
Team Natixis is raising funds for two charities, SANE and WorldVision. Support us at https://www.justgiving.com/teams/natixislondontoparis2016
Team name: Sigma Sport Women
Sigma Sport is the UK’s leading Road Cycling and Triathlon retailer based in Surrey, as a true specialist we provide expert advice through knowledgable and friendly staff who have a passion for the sport. Our destination store in Kingston Upon Thames not only hosts one of the most extensive product ranges in the UK, but is also home to specialist workshop and bike fitting services, with a treatment room also situated in store, Sigma Sport is the ideal base for those looking to take their cycling to the next level. Sigma Sport offers a true multi channel experience with a website designed to replicate the excellent service and range of product you’d find in store.
Team name: HotChillee CC
When Sven Thiele and a small group of friends hit the road from London to Paris 14 years ago HotChillee’s journey also began. Several years (and many miles) later our events have developed into cult “must do” challenges renowned for their exceptional camaraderie and the legendary HotChillee Ride Captains.
Everyone always refers to the “HotChillee Family” so we’re creating HotChillee CC to unite the family! We want our existing riders to benefit from the excellent relationships which HotChillee has fostered in the world of cycling as well as encourage new riders to join us on our journey!
Official Charities 2016
Registered Charity: 1110590 (England and Wales)
UK Youth is a leading national youth charity. We support young people all over the country through a range of innovative training programmes to gain life skills that build confidence, resilience and make them more employable. What we do enables young people to gain the skills they need for life, work and a better future. You can read more about us here.
To view our video, just 1 minute long, please click here.
Registered Charity: 1084958 (England and Wales)
DEBRA is the only national charity supporting people who have Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a genetic skin condition which causes skin and body linings to blister at the slightest knock or rub, causing painful, open wounds.
We are a caring organisation and give hope, dignity and practical help to everyone who has EB and their families.
We help them cope with the condition and have the best life they can – because EB cannot be cured and never just goes away.
We sometimes use three sentences to help people understand what life is like when you have EB:
- Imagine waking up every morning feeling pain similar to second degree burns.
- Imagine every time you knock or rub your skin it blisters angrily and comes away in your hand.
- Imagine having to give your baby morphine before you change her nappy to help her pain.
Our work puts us in direct and daily contact with people who have EB and their families.
We fund nurses, run clinics and offer care and advice to EB sufferers, give welfare support and liaise with EB support groups across the country.
We also commission world-leading research into the condition with the aim of finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure for EB.
Participation in cycling has increased immeasurably over the past 5-10 years cycling clearly has a healthy future. Sadly the numbers of wild rhinoserous has dramatically decreased over the same short period their future is anything but assured. Greed, coupled with the horrific, brutal manner in which these iconic animals are poached, is the cause. As a Patron of Helping Rhinos (www.helpingrhinos.org), with a passion for both wildlife and cycling, both of which require a safe environment to prosper, we feel strongly that through cycling we have a wonderful opportunity to save the species from extinction. By taking part in the prestigious London-Paris ride; raising much needed funding for our field projects, we 100% believe it will be possible to turn the tables, just as cycling itself has done. Please help us by joining us. We have a great cycling jersey too!
Phil Liggett MBE