Our Sponsors

Rob Dobson

Business Angel and Chair or Float. Rob founded, built-up and sold a successful software business in the mobile phone industry. Since then he has been mentoring and investing in a number of tech start-ups. A chess player himself, Rob came back to the game after his son started playing.


Judith Wilson

Judith founded and was the CEO of Marketry for 23 years. She is now an experienced Chair and Investor in multiple businesses. Judy thinks chess is an excellent hobby for children to get into after her son started playing the game.


Gareth Williams

Co-Founder of the world’s travel search engine Skyscanner.It was Gareth's frustration with finding cheap flights that led him to create Skyscanner.From a pub brainstorming session in the pub with two friends, he went on to create a site that helps over 50 million people every month. In his spare time, Gareth enjoys playing chess online.