It is our intention to inspire and what better way than to enlist the help of some incredible talent? Our ambassadors have all achieved success through hard work, determination and a passion for their area of expertise. Some will have had the support of parents, teachers, coaches or sponsorship without which they may not have had the opportunity to make the most of their talents. With their help, we hope to be able to afford those with desire, the opportunity to pursue their dreams.
George Bullard is a world record-breaking explorer and endurance athlete. To date he has covered more than 2000 miles on foot in the polar regions and completed fourteen extraordinary expeditions around the world, guiding over 300 people.
At the age of nineteen, George achieved a feat that the explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes described as ‘genuinely ground-breaking’, completing the world’s longest fully unsupported polar journey. He made a 1374 mile return crossing of the Greenland Icecap.
George is passionate about encouraging others to embark on their own adventures, embrace strengths, overcome weaknesses, and confront the challenge of the ‘unthinkable’.
Nick Gubbins is a cricketer who plays for Middlesex and he has recently toured with the England Lions. He made an outstanding start to his career, with three half-centuries in his first four innings in 2014. Nick’s ability to strike the ball cleanly contributed to a successful 2016 season culminating in Middlesex winning the County Championship. He is a left handed batsman and a legbreak bowler now opening the batting for his county and we hope soon for his country at the highest level.
Maro Itoje is a rugby player who currently represents Saracens and England. Four years ago Maro was playing for Harrow School, Saracens Academy and England U18s but last year he made his England debut, won both the Premiership and European Rugby Championships with Saracens and he is now riding the crest of a wave that has grown exponentially, over the last few years and shows no signs of abating.
In fact last season Maro even picked up man of the match awards in the quarters, semis and final of the Champions Cup to illustrate just how integral he is to Saracens and now his country.
Matilda currently reads Music at Trinity College, Cambridge and studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Her amazing musical career to date has included being Principal Trumpet of the National Youth Orchestra 2012-14, winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass Category and the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award in 2014.
She made her BBC Proms Solo Debut in July 2016 and will be the Principal Trumpet of the European Union Youth Orchestra for their Summer Tour 2017.
A World Champion at Senior, U23 and Junior level, Constantine Louloudis added an Olympic title to his growing collection after stroking the men’s four to gold at Rio 2016.
He was just 20 when he won bronze with the men’s eight at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Constantine is an Oxford Blue and won the Boat Race on four occasions during his University career, captaining the victorious crew in 2015.
Born in Zimbabwe in 1963, Larry Norton grew up on a game farm in north-east Zimbabwe. He started drawing as a boy and in 1988 began a professional career. Since then he has exhibited around the world including several successful exhibitions in New York and London.
Larry works in oils, water colour, charcoal and pencil and specializes in African wildlife and landscape. He works from his home studio in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and travels extensively on field trips all over the world to gather material for future paintings.
Sam made his first ring at 12 years of age. Learning from books and observation he continued making jewellery throughout his school career.
Having started out at Theo Fennel at the age of 18, he became one of the youngest entrants to ever achieve the FGA Gemmology diploma.
At that time he started a 6 year apprenticeship in London’s Hatton Garden through the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Company. He was classically trained by one of the best craftsmen in the country, Stan Somerford, one of only three jewellers ever to win the highest accolade in craftsmanship, the Jacques Cartier award.
In 2017 after completing his apprenticeship he became a Freeman of the City of London. He was then admitted into the Guild of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths by Service.