Our Corporate Patrons make a huge difference to our work. They help us raise funds and connect with new supporters. Their long term commitment to our cause helps provide the stability we need to work on longer-term projects.

Our corporate patrons are, quite simply, businesses that support our work and use their influence to help us deliver our mission. As businesses, they take their Corporate Social Responsibility seriously. And they choose to support an efficient, cost-effective charity that delivers meaningful change for sharks and the wider marine environment.

Corporate Patrons support us by:

  1. Promoting us and our cause within their networks and to their clients
  2. Providing direct or indirect financial support
  3. Providing advice, support or guidance to our team

► Download our Corporate Patrons Guide (pdf) and our Introduction Booklet (pdf) to find out more.

We're delighted to have the support of the following businesses:

Specialist tour operator Diverse Travel has operated since 2014 and is committed to offering its guests high quality, sustainable scuba diving holidays worldwide. Working together with the Shark Trust will enable both organisations to widen engagement and encourage divers and snorkellers to actively get involved in shark conservation.

Visit Diverse Travel Website

Surfshark is a fast-growing cybersecurity company focused on developing humanized privacy & security protection solutions to secure people's digital lives. Founded in 2018 as a VPN, Surfshark has quickly managed to become one of the leading brands in the VPN industry and offers a security bundle that goes beyond the VPN. Today, Surfshark’s software solutions secure the digital lives of users in 100+ countries.

And as “sharks” of the internet, Surfshark want to do their bit for the sharks of the ocean. This year, 2023, they mark Shark Awareness Day by signing the Big Shark Pledge and promoting the pledge to their customers and followers.

Visit the Surfshark website

Ulysse Nardin is the Manufacture inspired by the Ocean, producing advanced timepieces for explorers in pursuit of freedom.

Founded by Mr. Ulysse Nardin in 1846, the company owes its reputation to its links with the sea: its onboard marine chronometers are among the most award-winning and reliable ever designed.

A pioneer in innovative technologies and the use of high-tech materials such as silicium, Ulysse Nardin is one of the few independent and integrated manufactures with the in-house expertise to produce its own high-precision components and movements.

To underscore its commitment to its favourite environment, Ulysse Nardin is active in supporting the preservation of the Ocean, focusing on two major areas: encouraging upcycling to reduce marine plastic pollution and developing scientific knowledge concerning the preservation of the sharks, its emblem.

Today, in the Swiss towns of Le Locle and La Chaux-de-Fonds, Ulysse Nardin remains devoted to its quest for watchmaking perfection in four collections: Marine, Diver, Blast and Freak. In 2022, the brand continues to pursue its Vertical Odyssey, voyaging from the abyss to the cosmos with its high-flying watches.

Visit Ulysse Nardin Website


SHARK SUPs are an outdoor activity brand delivering inflatable stand up paddle boarding products designed to fit paddlers' lifestyle and budget. The spirit of the shark is embedded in our mission through ‘constant forward motion’. This drives every part of our business including SUP design, manufacturing processes and stakeholder relationships, always placing our planets' and paddle boarders’ needs at the heart of everything we do.

Aesthetically designed with the support of our charity partner, The Shark Trust, our brand works to enhance our communities knowledge of ocean and shark conservation and share practical advice on how individuals can have positive interactions with the environment. from their paddle board.

Visit SHARK SUPs Website


Over seven decades of diving excellence

Mares has become the worldwide leader in manufacturing and distributing state-of-the-art scuba diving equipment and is continually setting new standards.

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Scuba Schools International is a world-wide leader in diving education. SSI and the authorized SSI Partners are dedicated to provide "The Ultimate Diving Experience" with a focus on flexibility, customer needs and quality. 

SSI Dive Centers and Dive Resorts form an extensive network of professional businesses that operate as scuba diving or freediving schools for diver and dive professional training, and provide a variety of diving destinations for their customers.

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Sonardyne is a UK privately owned marine technology company. They specialise in the design and manufacture of underwater positioning, navigation, communication and imaging equipment.

Sonardyne is keen to support marine ecosystem conservation through financial, and where appropriate, technical support. They're also keen to see changes in international fishing legislation to control wasteful practices. By supporting us, their hope is that other companies in the industries in which they operate will become aware of the threats faced by sharks and rays. And actively get involved with helping to protect declining populations.

Visit Sonardyne Website

Animal Friends Pet Insurance Logo


Animal Friends Pet Insurance is a leading UK specialist pet insurance provider offering award-winning cover for dogs, cats and horses. Established in 1998, the company was founded to generate funds for worldwide animal charities while providing pet owners with a top-quality pet insurance service. Between the charities they donate to and the pets they cover, Animal Friends Pet Insurance is dedicated to helping animals to thrive.

Visit Animal Friends Website

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This international lifestyle brand, became a Corporate Patron in Autumn 2019. Paul&Shark was founded by the Dini family in 1976 and is now globally recognised for high performance fabrics and innovative designs.

Visit Paul&Shark Website

Hallett Independent Logo


Hallett Independent joined as a Bronze Patron in early 2018. Hallett Independent offer specialist services for the art world. Insurance, accountancy, fine art, specialist software, art consultancy, gallery services advice.

Visit Hallett Independent Website

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