Dragon Boat Festival
2021 Sponsors

Introducing the valued sponsors and supporters for this year’s Dragon Boat Festival, with a special mention to our headline sponsors GM Steel, Gusto Group and Ringrose Law.

The support of all the companies below make the event possible, so to everyone supporting us a heartfelt thank you.

GM Steel specialise in providing a comprehensive range of equipment and services for food manufacturers of all sizes, worldwide.

Established in 1990 GM Steel Ltd has gained valuable experience and has accumulated 40 years of technical knowledge and growth. All equipment provided conforms to EC and USDA approved hygiene standard directives and all works undertaken are completed by our skilled staff. The aftercare of their projects has become a priority and they consistently aim to supply an exceptional after-sales service for the benefit of our clients.

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‘We became a headline sponsor for the first ever Newark Dragon Boat Race in 2019 to support two amazing local charities. With everything that has happened since that debut we couldn’t think of a better way to lift community spirits than to continue to support such an incredibly inclusive event’.

Tom Spelman, General Manager of GM Steel Ltd:

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The Dragon Boat Race 2021 is not only a fantastic opportunity to support two fantastic local charities but after a year in lockdown it is an opportunity to bring our teams together, in the fresh air, with other local organisations for a day of fun...just what we all need after so long apart!

Steff Wright – Owner – Gusto Group

The Gusto Group of companies are dedicated to growth, the creation of sustainable jobs for local people, and support for local communities. 

Gusto Homes – Superb new homes, in the best locations, from eco-homes and retirement properties experts, Gusto Homes.

Rototek - aims to be a world leader in technical rotational moulding of plastics.

SGA - committed to understanding their clients through an  innovative design approach, architectural skill and a thorough understanding of sustainability.

Collab - The Collab team can take your event idea and transform it into an engaging, interactive and fun to attend virtual event that feels nothing like a video call.

With over 100 years of experience, Ringrose Law provide a full range of legal services to both private individuals and business clients across Lincolnshire and Newark.

Ringrose Law genuinely care about their clients, and are compassionate to their needs and emotions. They always strive to go above and beyond, ensuring their clients are completely satisfied with the service and advice they receive.

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“We are once again delighted to be headline sponsor for the 2021 Newark Dragon Boat  Race. The event is a fantastic family day for the whole town and is helping support and raise funds for two brilliant local charities. We can’t wait!”

Alex Bennett Associate (Marketing Manager) – Ringrose Law

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Set up over 20 years ago, Envelopes have grown from a small envelope over printer based at home to having one of the largest stocked ranges of envelopes and postal packaging in the UK.

Envelopes have in-house litho overprint facilities for 1 to 4 colour process jobs with UV drying facilities, printing on commercial envelopes, and heavy-duty products such as board backs, all board and gusset capacity envelopes, as well as converting equipment for special size jobs.

Blueprint Gaming is a leading UK based game studio and part of Germany's Gauselmann Group.


The company creates exciting slot games for the Global online and mobile markets.

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Newark College is home to our School of Musical Instrument Crafts which enjoys a worldwide reputation as a centre of excellence for the traditional crafts of Instrument Making, Restoration and Repair.

Newark College has also teamed up with KNOWHOW to form a unique collaboration, providing young people with paid work experience for Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company.



With thanks to our supporters below:


Newark & Sherwood District Council 

Newark Town Council 

Greenzone Facilities Management 


Grey Monkey Toilets 

Fifteen IT

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