Nikwax signs with GB Rowing Team

Top-class technical cleaning and waterproofing for clothing and equipment are a daily necessity for a successful rower.

And, for the next year, the GB Rowing Team will rely on Nikwax as its provider of high quality cleaning and waterproofing products after the company signed as an official supplier.

NIkwax, founded in the UK in 1977 and today operates from a town in Sussex, is a global leader in high performance, environmentally friendly waterproofing, cleaning and conditioning for outdoor gear.

Nikwax sells to over 50 countries worldwide and the company has won awards in the UK and Europe for its environmental and conservation work.

The GB Rowing Team topped the medal table at the Olympic Games rowing regatta in 2012 and has continued its success in 2013 by leading the Olympic classes medal table at the 2013 World Championships.

“We are delighted to welcome Nikwax to our performance team”, said Sir David Tanner, Performance Director for the GB Rowing Team. “We train daily in testing conditions, rain or shine, and being able to keep our kit dry, safe and clean is extremely important to the rowers, coaches and technical support staff’.

“As fellow British organisations who share a passion for the outdoors, we are pleased the GB Rowing Team has chosen to partner with Nikwax as their official cleaning and waterproofing supplier. We look forward to helping the team achieve the very highest performance from their kit, in order to fulfill their training needs…whatever the weather!”, said Nikwax Commercial Director, Richard Moyle.


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About Nikwax:

Nikwax was founded in 1977 and is the global leader in environmentally safe aftercare and waterproofing solutions that extend the life and performance of technical footwear, apparel and equipment. Nikwax uses formulations that deliver maximum effectiveness while minimising environmental impacts and promoting sustainability. Nikwax is the only major aftercare company to have never used aerosols or fluorocarbons. All Nikwax products are fluorochemical-free, use advanced elastomer technology, are not tested on animals, and are non-persistent. 
Nikwax currently exports to 50 countries across the globe, is the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Queen’s Award (2x), Sunday Times Best Green Award (3x), and the Green Apple Award, and is ISO 9001 and 14001 certified.

For further information about NIKWAX contact:

Stephanie Briggs, Spring PR, E: or T: +44 (0)1249 750819
Lucy Hunt, Nikwax Ltd, PR & Digital Marketing Manager, E: or T: +44 (0)1892 786 419

THE GB ROWING TEAM is supported by the Lottery through UK Sport and has Science in Sport as a supplier.