Greenings Revealed as Latest Clipper Race Team Partner

19 June 2017

It is announced today that Greenings International, a world leader in sourcing Senior Level Executive Talent for Card Payment and Fintech clients, will debut as a Team Partner in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race.

Clipper Race CEO and Co-Founder William Ward welcomed the news, saying: "It’s my great pleasure to welcome Greenings as a first-time Team Partner in the Clipper 2017-18 Race.

“Throughout the past decade working with Greenings International, I’ve developed a high level of respect for its commitment to investing in people. I know from first-hand experience of running a business, and also witnessing our everyday crew achieving great feats, that people power is a vital factor in the success of any team.”

William adds: “I wish the team the very best of success in supporting the strong leadership and team attributes required to take on the Clipper Race’s extreme environments.”

Founded in 1999 by Andrew Greening, a pioneer in international executive resourcing, Greenings International has enjoyed 29 years of trusted, cross-border partnerships with some of the world’s leading corporates, private equity, regulators, and governments.

Commenting on the decision to partner with the Clipper Race, Andrew Greening, Managing Partner, said: “Greenings has always pushed the boundaries, supporting individuals to exceed their own personal expectations, so we are absolutely thrilled to be debuting a team in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race.”

“We help leaders to better understand themselves and how to leverage the skills and strengths of their colleagues and family to achieve positive outcomes. Our ethos is ‘Value through People’ and we believe the Clipper Race demonstrates the power of people in any performance, making it the perfect vehicle for taking our business around the world.”

Greenings International has partnered with the Clipper Race since 2007, running The Cards and Payments Industry Regatta on The Solent. This event has seen leaders from the world of Payments, including Ai Corp, American Express, CyberSource, Elavon, EVO, FIS, Global Blue, Global Payments, Miura, Oak Capital, PrePay Solutions, Retail Decisions, UATP, Verifone, and WorldPay, all compete in the annual industry series.

(Andrew Greening, pictured above with his wife Jacqueline, during a Cards and Payments Clipper Events regatta)

In support of the team’s race participation, Cards and Payments specific events will be organised in key race destinations including Cape Town, Sydney, Seattle and New York, whilst also bringing local clients to spectate at Race Start and Finish events in Liverpool and Derry-Londonderry.

The partnership’s aim will be to connect executives and businesses around the Clipper Race’s global route, providing thought leadership on Executive Talent and Development in its rapidly changing and innovative sector.

The firm, which has offices in Atlanta, London, Luxembourg, Manchester and Montreal, also plans to build a digital engagement between its crew, Greenings International employees, and clients and candidates throughout the almost year long duration of the Clipper Race.

Greenings is the sixth of the twelve Clipper Race teams to be announced, and joins Sanya Serenity Coast, Qingdao, Visit Seattle, Unicef, and GREAT Britain, with more exciting announcements set to come over the coming weeks.

The Skipper and team which will represent Greenings around the world will be announced soon.

Click here to find out more information about Greenings International.

There are still limited spaces available for the Clipper 2017-18 Race and applications are now also open for the 2019-20 edition. If you think you have what it takes to race across the world's oceans, then apply here.

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