Founded by former Formula One driver and TV pundit, Mark Blundell, MB Partners brings together a unique team with Blundell as CEO, Theo Paphitis as Chairman and Ian Childs as MD. As a long-term star of the BBC's Dragons' Den Paphitis is one of the UK's most well-known entrepreneurs and retailers. Meanwhile Childs brings a fantastic network of sporting and commercial contacts from his time at Movie & Media Sports and Octagon's Far East & Australasian operations. For more information, please go to www.markblundellpartners.com
Aggreko's support, initiated in 2017, has helped Jordan to enjoy a hugely impressive rookie year on the European Tour. A familiar name on the golfing scene, Aggreko has become the European Tour’s temporary power and climate control supplier, servicing multiple men’s professional golf tournaments across the world, including four premium Rolex Series events per year and The 2018 and 2022 Ryder Cups.
Around the world, people, businesses and countries are striving for a better future - a future that needs power and the right conditions to succeed.
At Aggreko we work round the clock to make sure our customers get the electricity, heating and cooling they need, whenever they need it – all powered by our class-leading equipment, trademark passion, unrivalled international experience and local knowledge. From urban developments to unique commercial projects and even humanitarian emergencies, we bring our expertise and equipment to any location, from the world’s busiest cities to some of the most remote places on earth.
That’s what has made us the world’s leading provider of modular, mobile power & heating and cooling. We have more than 7,300 employees, operating from more than 200 locations in 100 countries. With revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.6bn or Euros 2bn) in 2016, we are listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L) and have our headquarters in Scotland.
We know that nothing happens without power – especially events. Aggreko Event Services are the global leader in this field, serving many of the world’s largest, most prestigious and demanding events year after year, with their power and temperature control needs from planning, through to execution. We have it all covered, with a team of dedicated and experienced professional events planners, engineers and technicians, who ensure everything is up and running optimally to guarantee uninterrupted power supply, heating and cooling and all allied ancillary services.
Aggreko Event Service have been a trusted partner for more than four decades, working behind the scenes, to ensure uninterrupted power for broadcasting, competition, sound and lighting and event overlay along with safe and comfortable temperatures for crews, competitors and spectators. Our customers include Formula One, The European Tour, PGA of America, Olympic and Commonwealth Games, Red Bull Air Race, Cirque du Soleil, and a number of major film and television production companies.
Aggreko Event Services also provide services to music festivals, such as the Glastonbury Festival, political events, exhibitions, conferences, and charity events. We’ve even helped a man leap from space, and test a rocket destined for Mars. Aggreko is delighted to be on the winning side with Jordan Smith as he continues his rise up the world rankings of golf, knowing he shares the same dedication to his sport as we do to our customers.
Gratte Brothers have been a long supporter of Jordan and their support has been instrumental in his meteoric rise through the golfing ranks.
Gratte Brothers Group is one of the UK’s leading independent building services companies providing from one source, a complete range of electrical, mechanical, security and commercial catering facility services.
Jordan Smith was signed by Nike Golf in 2015, joining its impressive stable of athletes in a multi-year, 14-club, head-to-toe deal with the iconic brand.
Jordan said of the announcement, “Becoming a Nike Golf athlete, for me, is a recognition of the success I’ve already achieved so far in my career but also my future potential, and I know there is lots of hard work ahead to achieve what I want in the sport.”
“We are delighted to have Jordan on board at Nike Golf,” said Robin Murray, Director of Sports Marketing, Nike Golf EMEA.
Rob Hobkinson is Performance Director with Peak Golf Performance, specialising in working with elite golfers to develop a holistic and scientific approach to the management of their performance. He has worked with some of the best players in the world, and in choosing to engage Rob as part of his team in May 2012, Jordan signalled a step change in his career and a real commitment to a professional and scientific approach to success.
Rob is responsible for ensuring Jordan is in peak physical condition to meet the demands of the intensive European Tour tournament schedule. As part of his role in the team, Rob develops phased strength and conditioning programmes; provides consistent support during gym training; undertakes ongoing diet planning and works to develop and execute team preparation strategies. This work is based on a foundation of statistics and scientific analysis, following biomechanical and physiological testing at Leeds University.
Rob moved into sport science for golf performance through his study and work at Leeds Metropolitan University, having spent the first part of his career as a fully qualified coach and member of the PGA. This means that he has a unique perspective on the game. Therefore, the programmes and strategies developed are tailored to the needs of the tournament golfer. Rob is studying for a Masters in Physiotherapy, qualifying in early 2015; this will further enhance the support service which he is able to provide to elite golf performers before, during and after a tournament.
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Simon Shanks - Swing Coach
Simon Shanks is a PGA Golf Professional based at Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort and has Coached Jordan Smith since 2006. Along with coaching Jordan to amateur success and representing GB & I in the Walker Cup Simon has coached many other players to international, national and regional success. He was named in the Golf World Top 100 teachers in 2012 and also been named as the PGA coach of the year in England and Wales (South West) 2013. Simon works with Trackman, high speed cameras and Zenio putting system at his teaching base in Wiltshire.
TaylorMade continue to deliver products that help players of all skill levels reach their potential. Since 1979 their mission has remained the same: Create the Best Performing Golf Products in the World.
The Titleist team, driven by a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation, is made up of chemists, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and technicians, as well as PGA Professionals and turf management specialists. Due to their work, Titleist owns the industry’s largest portfolio of golf ball intellectual property with more than 1,000 patents.