Updated: Jun 11, 2013
Ark Consultants, based in Lancashire, arrange the Original Mountain Marathon series and design outdoor clothing and equipment under the OMM brand. In January, they borrowed £80,000 from 737 people through Funding Circle. We recently visited the team up in the hills of the Peak District, during one of their mountain marathon events, to give you a stronger flavour of the type of companies your money goes to and the communities and activities you are helping to grow.
The Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) is a two day mountain marathon event that has been running for over 45 years. Each team of 2 carries their own equipment, tent, sleeping bag and food for 36 hours, having planned their route before leaving base camp.
Tom Williams, MD of Ark Consultants, takes us through his business story and explains how he started the OMM brand. Having built up the brand over the past four years in the UK, the focus is now on expanding the business internationally; and this is where the Funding Circle loan comes in.
You can watch Tom’s story in this video, which also includes some fascinating insights into the world of mountain marathons.