What is the doughball run?

Inspired by the 1980's classic film, 'The Cannonball Run', numerous 'Top Gear' challenges, a love of cars and driving, some crazy members of the PizzaExpress IT team figured that they could do something similar to help raise over £15,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

However, to make things trickier the cars used in our challenge must cost no more than £500!

The Doughball Run 2019 takes place between Monday 24th June to Thursday 27th June 2019.

Destination

Our challenge begins in Uxbridge, from where we will head for the most westerly point of the UK, Lands' End. We will then set off for the furthest north-eastern point of the UK, John O' Groats. En-route we hope to visit a number of our amazing Silver and Gold Sponsors Head Offices with pizzas from their local PizzaExpress, making this a pizza delivery service with a difference.

Finally, assuming our cars make it, after almost 2,000 miles in 4 days, the event will end back where it started, at PizzaExpress HQ in Uxbridge on Thursday 27th June 2019.

2 Teams

2 cars < £500

2,000 miles

4 days

The Teams

Ad Astra A Disastro

Najeeb Ahmad

TEAM 1

Jonny

TEAM 1

The American Hot Rods

Warren Griffiths

TEAM 2

The Sponsorship Opportunity

Get your logo / brand featured on one of our cars as we cover over 2,000 miles across the UK over 4 days. Your company will also be featured here on doughballrun.com. The profile would include; your company logo, a link to your website, a brief description of the services you offer and your Sponsorship tier.

During the event, we also hope to visit a number of our amazing IT Suppliers / Sponsors. You have an opportunity to get us to visit your Head Office / Support Centre with the ultimate Pizza Delivery. For our Silver and Gold sponsors, we will deliver some pizzas from your local PizzaExpress whilst we’re on our Grand Tour.

Interested in supporting this great cause, please read on…

Sponsorship Tiers

Bronze

  • 2 small car logos
  • supplier profile on doughballrun.com with a link to your website
£500

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SORRY - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Silver

  • 2 medium car logos
  • supplier profile on doughballrun.com with a link to your website
  • your logo on the sleeves of team T-shirts
  • Appearance at your Head Office / Support Centre with our IT team delivering Pizzas from your nearest PizzaExpress restaurant
£1,000

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Gold

  • 3 large logos on one car (either entire bonnet or boot / rear of car) and front or rear wings
  • small logo on the front of team T-shirts
  • larger logo on the back of team T-shirts
  • Appearance at your Head Office / Support Centre with our IT team delivering Pizzas from your nearest PizzaExpress restaurant
£1,500

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Individual donations

Whilst we won’t be able to pay you a visit or deliver any pizzas, all donations are greatly appreciated and go to a fantastic cause.


Individual Donations

Our Sponsors

Altius

Altius

Altius is here to set standards. Our vision is to design innovative solutions that transform the way people use data and that set new precedents within the industry.

We recognised that our vision required more than just cutting edge technology and sought to blend a broader range of skills and expertise. Today we combine business knowledge with advanced technology and architecture skills, alongside project management and business change capabilities. In short we offer the depth of experience and expertise of a big brand consultancy with the flexibility and agility of a niche firm.

Cloudfm

Cloudfm

Cloudfm was launched in 2011 by a team of FM experts. Having experienced the limitations of conventional solutions, the founders believed that a new approach was required, one that challenges the status quo and validates its claims with tangible results. Cloudfm is that step change. We’ve demonstrated that you can have visibility, control and cost savings without compromise, and that genuine improvement comes from a combination of the right technology and people.

Fourth

Fourth

For years Derek and Edwina Lilley ran restaurants in the UK. They founded them, turned them into successful chains and sold them. This deep understanding of hospitality brought them the lightbulb moment.

They knew how important procurement, inventory and staff management were to their business. And they realised that IT systems based on emerging cloud technology could make them all more efficient. They understood that these new systems would be based on a demand forecast, eliminating unnecessary spend on stock and labour. No more spreadsheets with different data – just one version of the truth, in the cloud, in real time. It would change hospitality forever.

Zonal

Zonal

For 40 years we have helped hospitality companies achieve their business goals – large or small, pub, bar, restaurant, hotel or leisure venue. Zonal deliver world-class solutions, built around individual customer needs.

The unrivalled financial stability and success of Zonal has enabled the business to invest significantly in product development, and we lead the market with innovation especially in the field of customer engagement, guest management, optimising the power of social media and digital marketing.

Zonal is all about increasing your revenue and decreasing your costs through our sophisticated product suite, experienced high quality people and a true partnership approach to business.

CDW

CDW

CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. A Fortune 500 company with multi-national capabilities, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 9,400 coworkers. For the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2019, the company generated net sales over $16 billion.

MethodWorx

MethodWorx

Solving problems is our passion, no matter the scale. Whether it be improving business efficiency or who is making the next cup of tea, we treat everything with the same level of professionalism and drive.

Purple

Purple

Purple gives businesses a means to capture and understand their offline world by offering a cloud-based platform that sits on top of their existing WiFi infrastructure.

As a result we have a market leading guest WiFi, analytics and engagement platform. Our customers range from individual restaurants with a single location to the largest brands in the world with thousands of stores.

Redcentric

Redcentric

Redcentric is a leading UK IT managed services provider that offers a range of IT and Cloud services designed to support organisations in their journey from traditional infrastructure to the Cloud and hybrid combinations in between.With the IT landscape in constant evolution, Redcentric is built around today's modern IT challenges offering application, collaboration, infrastructure, network, mobile and IT security services.

Redcentric

Business Smart

Business Smart helps organisations define an IT Strategy by working in collaboration with your Business and IT Leadership. We seek out the input of key Stakeholders and Technical Experts to ensure that we devise an IT Strategy that is realistic and can be implemented.

Redfaire

Redfaire

Redfaire helps companies to build leadership positions by leveraging the power of Oracle technology. Specializing in Oracle ERP - JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, World Software, and Oracle ERP Cloud — Redfaire helps large, multinational companies and ambitious SMBs to implement and optimize Enterprise Resource Planning systems across EMEA. Redfaire has offices in France, Ireland, and the UK, and is a founding partner in Redfaire International.

Saepio

Saepio

Saepio don’t just supply IT security products and services. We increase awareness, reduce risk and improve security in a continually evolving threat landscape.

Whether it’s a strategic project to increase cyber resilience, a specific product requirement highlighted by a security incident or skilled man hours to aid with compliance drives, Saepio will advise best fit solutions.

Saepio

Sharp

Sharp has been inventing one-of-a-kind products and solutions that benefit society and business for more than 100 years. Our creed today is the same as it was then: an ambition for excellence.

Our story began with the invention of an ever-sharp mechanical pencil (hence the name ‘Sharp’) and continued with a steady stream of innovative products. We commercialised the first Japanese TVs and radios, for example, and the world’s first LCD calculators. But that was just the start.

A century on, we continue to innovate with award-winning products in fields as diverse as Document Solutions, Managed Services, Visual Solutions, Energy Solutions, and Point of Sale.

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