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The Station Charity would like to offer its sincere thanks to all of the individuals, businesses and organisations who have so generously contributed to the Best Shots fundraising initiative.

Because of their support, your entry fees and donations will have a far greater impact on the ultimate success of Best Shots.

The following information has been provided to make you more fully aware of exactly who has been involved in this prestigious photographic event. There are several household names amongst the list but also many others which may be completely new to you.

Together, they are all very special to The Station Charity.

Finally, it isn't too late to become involved as an Event Partner or Sponsor, should you wish play a part in Best Shots. Perhaps, you'd like to put your name to one of the prizes on offer or provide a special incentive to entrants? We'd be pleased to discuss the many great opportunities that still exist. In the first instance, please drop an email to Thea Treweek, who has been coordinating this work on behalf of the charity at this address - thea.treweek@bestshots.co.uk. Many thanks.

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This epic sporting estate, located at the top of Swaledale, has been an active and loyal supporter of The Station Charity since the earliest days of the project. Their on-going interest in helping us to stage ambitious fundraising events, like Best Shots, has allowed The Station to create some highly engaging activities which have greatly enhanced the reputation of the charity.

The Gunnerside Estate takes great pleasure in seeing our breath-taking beautiful Dale preserve its reputation as being one of the country's truly special places to live, work and visit.

Since it was established in 1996, Edward Robertson has grown to become one of the leading web development companies in North East England. With offices in Darlington and Newcastle, they have created over five hundred Web sites for clients locally, nationally and internationally. They are responsible for both The Station and the Best Shots Web sites.

Their key to success has been to build long-term personal relationships with their clients, combining that with cutting-edge technical capabilty and thoughtful design.

If you're looking for a web agency who will meet your objectives, exceed your expectations & speak in plain English do make contact with Edward Robertson.

GSC Grays is an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors, Land and Estate Agents operating throughout the UK, but principally within the North of England.

The range of services that GSC GRAYS offer include Rural Consultancy, Estate Management, Planning and Development, Sport, Valuations and Surveys, Renewables and House Sales.

GSC GRAYS have five offices in North Yorkshire and Durham. The Head Office is located in The Station in Richmond.

To discover more about GSC GRAYS, please visit their Web site.

Based on the beautiful Aske Estate, just outside the North Yorkshire market town of Richmond, Zetland Offices provide Award Winning affordable offices and workspaces for today's business needs.

The fabulous setting has great views, with masses of car parking space and a team of people on hand to look after you.

The offices retain the character of the original historic Estate buildings yet provide high-tech practical solutions for modern businesses.

Zetland Offices are a forward thinking and responsive organisation which puts the needs of its occupiers at the heart of every development.

If your business needs space to breathe, contact us now.

The Carr Charitable Foundation has played a significant and extremely generous role in supporting the work of The Station Charity since its inception.

The Foundation has an interest in Richmondshire heritage, culture, the arts and more recently has been involved in working with a project to aid Indian street children.

Peak Imaging photographic laboratory is the choice of professionals and amateurs alike who time and time again look for help, guidance and prompt turnaround in their work.

The highest quality products, reliable, professional service and knowledgeable support are what make Peak Imaging one of the UK’s leading labs and their mail order service opens up their facilities to the whole of the UK and Europe. For more information visit www.peak-imaging.com.

This beautiful Georgian Guest House in the centre of Richmond was named the Best B & B of the Year in 2011 by The Good Hotel Guide. It was also recently listed in a Sunday Times '10 Best Places to Stay in the UK' article.

The Millgate House Garden featured on a BBC Gardeners' World programme that was broadcast during the Summer of 2012.

When you decide to visit Richmond, Millgate House would love to host your stay. For full details of this exceptional establishment, just have a look at www.millgatehouse.com.

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Welcome to Yorkshire flies the flag for Yorkshire nationally and internationally.

In the last three years Welcome to Yorkshire’s marketing, social media and PR work to promote the county has seen holiday visitor numbers rise and the county now welcomes around 216 million people annually.

Spearheaded by chief executive, Gary Verity, Welcome to Yorkshire’s work in marketing the county to people in Yorkshire, the UK and the World has seen them win five World Travel Awards in the past three years - winning the World’s Leading Marketing Campaign in 2010 and 2011, Europe’s Leading Marketing Campaign in 2010, a special award for Europe’s Leading Marketing Innovation in 2012 and perhaps most impressive, the Best UK Holiday destination in 2012, beating places such as Cornwall, Cumbria, Scotland and Wales.

And it doesn’t stop there - Welcome to Yorkshire continues to work with the thousands of tourism businesses across Yorkshire to increase the county’s visitor economy. www.yorkshire.com.

PermaJet was started in 1999 with one aim, to deliver a range of high quality smooth and textured Fine Art Inkjet Papers for use by professional and serious photographers to enhance their image making. For the last 8 years, PermaJet has been at the forefront of inkjet paper, we are the force behind innovations such as the Art Silk papers and we are committed to pushing the boundaries of digital media even further.

PermaJet does not just serve the World, but is also working hard to save it. We take great care to ensure that where our papers require wood pulp, our suppliers have adopted an ecological policy of replacing trees to repopulate natural forests. Our continued growth in producing fine art materials for archival image making will use premium quality, natural cotton that further minimises the impact on our environment.

After years of shooting the Seattle music scene, weddings, and other dynamic environments, Ron Henry had a flash of brilliance that would turn the camera world upside down. No more straps sliding off your shoulder. No more fumbling around, wasting time, or necklaces. Like a few of history’s most inspired inventions (the wheel, pre-grated cheese, the bug zapper, etc.), the concept is so simple it evaded everyone… until now. Your camera hangs upside down, ready to maneuver into position at a moment’s notice via a sliding ConnectR that allows the camera to move freely while the strap stays put. Like a true revolutionary, Ron shared the wealth (so to speak) and started Black Rapid Inc. To ease the pains of the people. In a class of its own, the R-Strap is here to stay.

Get closer to nature with Páramo – the highest performance and quiet outdoor clothing which lasts and lasts!

Páramo designs are refined from exhaustive testing and come from talking to professionals who use kit outside all day, every day. Our designs create garments that work harder for you - often fulfilling more than one function, and able to be worn comfortably for more of the time. Our philosophy is to create classic style, working from real functional and practical advantages.

Páramo garments work well together - they're designed to be combined and NOT to become obsolete. Buy Páramo and you enter a long term relationship with gear that outlasts conventional outdoor kit.

Nitzan Kimchi and Dror Tishler, founders of KATA, started their professional lives as members of one of Israel’s elite combat units, becoming acquainted with sophisticated military equipment as well as associated carrying and protective solutions. Subsequently, they developed and offered solutions for themselves and other special units for over a decade. In 1992, in response to an increased demand for their products, and following an extended process of product development, they decided to establish KATA.

In 2005 KATA joined the VITEC Group PLC and under its Imaging Division the company has expanded and flourished worldwide. Today Kata is a well-known and respected brand in the Video and Photo market, distributed in over one hundred countries around the world.

Innovation and imagination are the fundamental rules Hama (UK) Ltd. Has adopted since inception. These rules have ensured that, as a family owned business, we have an unchallenged record of tradition in searching for, and developing new technologies and market opportunities.

With over 4,500 active product lines, Hama (UK) Ltd. Are one of the leading accessory companies in the UK, specialising in a number of areas including photo, digital, audiovisual, multimedia, mobile phones and optics.

The UK head office located in Basingstoke, Hama's Group headquarters is based in Monheim, Germany.

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 75,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.

With powerful photo-editing and design tools, and unrivalled creative extras, Corel® PaintShop® Pro X5 Ultimate provides everything you need to create stunning photos and dynamic designs. Explore your creativity with ultimate extras, including award-winning NIK® Color Efex Pro™ 3.0 photographic filters, REALLUSION® FaceFilter Studio 2 for amazing portrait retouching, and a creative collection of royalty-free backgrounds, brushes and textures. Easily organise your photos and tag people and places using the new Find People and Map View features. When you’re finished, use new social media integration to instantly share your creations on Facebook, Flickr and Google+.

Custom Brackets are the top US manufacturer of camera brackets and accessories. They offer a range of brackets and mounting accessories for all types of cameras and flash units, all designed and made in the US, using the highest quality materials.

All brackets are manufactured using aircraft-grade aluminium for light-weight and anodized black for durability. Also built into the brackets are modern plastics and spring loaded parts, to prevent metal to metal contact to compensate for wear.

‘BJP brings you a visually stunning mix of inspiring new photography projects, profiles of the world’s top shooters and a thorough briefing on the latest trends and technology. In print since 1854, it is available as a beautifully produced monthly magazine, and now an award winning iPad app.’

Walkstool, the stool that walks. Designed and made in Sweden. Wherever you go, the Walkstool is not too big to carry in your bag, it simply folds away. Extend the legs and fold it out. It's stable just about anywhere. Walkstool is the only patented three legged stool with telescopic legs in the world!

thecitysecret are an established software engineering and consultancy company working with top tier financial institutions across the financial centres of Geneva, London and Moscow. Our consultancy services are centred around business processes and how they fit around technology. We are the bridge between the business of finance and technology. We offer a number of Target Operating Models that address current business needs.

Our software engineering division is split between developing our product range and working for our clients in building custom solutions across a broad range of asset classes.

Learn more about our full range of services by contacting Managing Director, Martin Worner at martin.worner@thecitysecret.com.

The Vivat Trust is a registered charity and an active national building preservation trust. Established in 1981, the trust is dedicated to rescuing derelict historic buildings and sensitively restoring them into short stay self-catering holiday homes. Properties are let out by a wholly owned subsidiary, Vivat Trust Holidays. This approach to conserving the nation's heritage allows people to experience a living piece of history while the lettings income helps fund future maintenance.

Please support the Vivat Trust by planning your next UK holiday to one of their historic buildings.

The range of properties within the Vivat Trust portfolio is impressive, with locations spread across the UK. www.vivat-trust.org.

Verbatim has over 40 years of storage success. From its foundation in 1969, Verbatim has shaped the development of data storage technology. From floppy disks to CDs, DVDs and high definition Blu-ray media, to external hard drives, flash memory cards, USB drives and SSDs - the extent of Verbatim's extensive portfolio and influence in the storage industry is unrivalled.

In Latin verbatim means “word for word”, and has been used since the company's founding to illustrate the principle of accurate, error free recording of data. A well recognised global brand, Verbatim is sold in over 120 countries. As part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Group (MCC), Verbatim benefits from outstanding research and development, spawning innovations which have shaped today's global storage industry. This has been recognised by the numerous international comparative product awards that Verbatim has won over the years. www.verbatim-europe.co.uk.

Using a combination of high quality materials and traditional metalwork techniques, Aluminium Case Company manufactures a wide range of products strictly to individual order.

In addition to portfolio and equipment cases, the company now offers an increasing diverse range of products aimed at professionals within the creative industries (and beyond).

The most recent addition to the range of products is the Archive Case. This case provides a minimalist approach to portfolio presentation and is proving very popular with our customers. Another popular product is the Digital Case. Designed to meet the growing demand by photographers for an equipment case which can carry all their digital gear - including an easily accessible laptop computer. www.aluminiumcases.com.

Aldex Software Ltd; a friendly UK software house established for over 20 years and specializing in the development of high quality, bespoke database applications to meet your specific needs, whether you are a small business or a multi-national corporation.

Our primary business is the design and programming of bespoke database applications using Microsoft technologies, primarily SQL Server and .NET or Microsoft Access. Both standard Windows and Web based solutions are undertaken.

Other specialisations include customised SQL Server training, support and consultancy including database performance investigations and the migration of computer applications from one database platform to another, especially upsizing Access database systems to SQL Server.

Clients include, Abbott, Alcatel, Babcock, Bayer, Britvic, CineWorld, First Great Western, LloydsTSB, National Children's Homes, the NHS, Nissan, Reading University, Reed-Elsevier, Sanofi-Pasteur, Shell, Tesco, Toyota Materials Handling, Veolia and many more.

For further information please get in touch - devlabs@aldexsoftware.co.uk.

Richmond Online is the community website for Richmond, designed and maintained by Andrew Russell of Moonburst since 1998.

Richmond Online supports Richmond by providing information about the town to the local community and visitors. The comprehensive website publicizes local news and events, places to stay and visit, local arts and businesses and the history and traditions of Richmond.

Visit Richmond Online at www.richmond.org.

Grand Central is an open-access passenger train operator based in York. Grand Central reaches the parts of the country other services don’t – directly linking large cities in Yorkshire and the North East with London, often for the first time in years.

We aim to provide the best possible customer service, recreating the best of the railway tradition of quality and attention to detail. Our staff really do care about the comfort of our passengers and go the extra mile to give excellent customer service.

Our trains are fitted with high speed Wi-Fi internet access which is free for all passengers.

Go to www.grandcentralrail.com for tickets, times and more information.

Photography Monthly is a magazine dedicated to providing an essential read for all those who love taking pictures, whether on an entry-level compact, a new compact system camera or a top-end DSLR, and from landscapes, to wildlife to portraits. It’s easy to read, packed with inspirational, fun and innovative content to enable you to take better pictures.

Subscribe today and you will receive 5 issues for just £5, plus all print subscribers receive FREE access to the digital edition (including the back issue archive) worth £17.99 a year.

Subscribe today on this link.

Founded back in 1983 London based Aquapac International Ltd designs, manufactures and sells 100% waterproof and Stormproof cases and bags to protect electronic gadgets, including cameras, phones, iPads, and other valuables from the elements so outdoor enthusiasts can be worry-free when it comes to their gear.

In the past three years Aquapac has successfully sold to 61 countries and has demonstrated the highest level of excellence as a global brand. This year, Aquapac received the highest accolade for business success when it received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International trade. This award celebrates recognition from HM The Queen for Aquapac’s substantial growth in overseas earnings and in its commercial success. Previous awards the company has received include The Queen’s Award for Exports and the The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation. A great achievement for a company that was started by three young windsurfers almost 30 years ago who wanted to find a way to listen to their Sony Walkman on (and in) the water.

Operating from a small factory in Lambeth, London Aquapac has a total of 12 employees who turn out over 200,000 products per annum. Ninety three per cent of Aquapac’s products are 100% UK manufactured – a statistic to be proud of.

Fujifilm is a global leader in imaging technology, products and services including digital cameras, photofinishing, digital storage and recording media, consumer and professional film, motion picture film, professional video, printing systems, medical imaging, office technology, flat panel displays and graphic arts. The company employs more than 73,000 people worldwide, with 178 subsidiaries stretching across four continents.

Uniquely placed to be a market leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm develops and manufactures its own sensors, lenses and processing technology. In addition to its production plants and R&D operations in Japan, the company has key manufacturing facilities in Europe and the USA for core products such as colour film, colour paper, single use cameras and CTP printing plates, and has further factories in Brazil and China. It has a global turnover in excess of £13 billion.

In the UK, Fujifilm has been supplying the imaging, printing and graphics industries, as well as consumers, professional and enthusiast photographers, with high quality, innovative products and services for over 25 years. Fujifilm UK currently employs more than 400 people and has become one of the country's most popular photographic and imaging brands.

The Fujifilm Digital Imaging Service marketing support program was developed to help the high street photo imaging retailer provide a smarter solution in tailored sales and marketing tools designed to support the photo imaging products and services they offer.

For more information on how Fujifilm can help you provide a complete photo imaging retail solution please call the Fujifilm marketing team on 01234 572107 or email fisdigital@fuji.co.uk.

Web: http://business.fujifilm.co.uk/photofinishing.

Subscribe: http://www.fujifilmpinews.co.uk.

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