Corporate Sponsorship


Look What We Found


Great food keeps Tracing Tea on the road, and so we're hugely grateful to 'Look What We Found' for all their scrummy meals. Whether eaten up a mountain, in the desert, or floating on the Caspian Sea, LWWF read meals are a rare treat: hearty comfort foods with fresh, melt in the mount flavours and purely natural ingredients.


Hyatt Hotels and Resorts


Tracing Tea are indebted to the staff of the Hyatt hotel chain for helping to keep us on the road in difficult circumstances. We send our particular thanks to the management at the Hyatt Regency in Kathmandu, the Hyatt Regency in Bishkek, and the Park Hyatt in Baku for using their networks of contacts in ways they, and we, never thought possible. Thank you.

Piaggio Commercial Vehicles


Piaggio Commercial Vehicles are Tracing Tea's main vehicle sponsor. Lovingly manufactured in the gentle scenery of Tuscany, Tracing Tea's robust Piaggio Ape 50 has so far dealt with a torrential Indian monsoon, the world's highest border crossing and freezing sub-zero temperatures in Kyrgyzstan. In spite of these challenges, the Tracing Tea Piaggio continues to perform its formidable task with distinction - a testament to Piaggio's high standards, and proof of the saying that good things, truly, come in small packages.

Prompter People Inc


Established by Video Production Professionals for Video Production Professionals, Prompter People Inc is the leading supplier of teleprompters in the US. They are pioneers in the teleprompter industry: from innovations such as unbreakable acrylic beamsplitter to the world's first integrated teleprompter/webcam. Their LED Microbeam system will be lighting up Tracing Tea's presenters as they delve into the darkness of Kazakh yurts, the water-channels beneath the Iranian desert and, of course Istanbul's basilica cistern to tell you all about what we find there.

System One Modular Truck Equipment


System One Modular Truck Equipment grew out of a very real need in the market for good quality ladder systems which could be used from the back of a pick up. In the late 1980’s with 20 patents and a lot of hard work the company was born. The heavy duty racks are built of durable aluminium or stainless steel and the Work Winch system puts an end to ropes and pulleys. They are based in New Jersey.

Go Industries


Go Industries are one of the leading manufacturers of aftermarket truck accessories in the USA. Based in Texas, the company networks over 3,500 distributors and retailers supplying tailgates, grille guards, Bed Rails and Headache Racks amongst a variety of other tailor made products.

Outpost studios


Outpost studios are one of San Francisco’s leading Sound recording specialists. With the largest lock-to-picture Dolby Surround control room/ mix stage in the area. They also have a vast sound effects library and are equipped for any type of field recording. With music-recording studios and a spacious Isolation booth for voice over recording, they are leading sound specialists in the Bay area.

Air Astana


Air Astana was incorporated in late 2001 and operated its maiden flight on 15 May 2002, a Boeing 737 service from Almaty to Kazakhstan’s national capital, Astana. The airline’s mission has also remained constant, to provide quality domestic and international air services to the highest standards of safety and service using modern generation aircraft in order to serve and compliment the needs of Kazakhstan, one of the world’s fastest growing economies.


Today the airline operates a fleet of 21 western aircraft with an average age of 5 years, over more than 50 domestic and international routes, with over 2000 staff serving 2.3 million passengers

B&H Photo


B&H has been serving imaging markets for more than 30 years. Through all those years our goal has been to earn the trust of our customers. To do this we knew we must offer competitive pricing, but we also knew low prices alone could not make our business superior. We were determined to combine honest and helpful dealings with outstanding service before, during, and after the sale. We understood that long term customer satisfaction depended on our ability to maintain a knowledgeable and courteous customer service staff assisted by the best support systems. And we decided on a way to describe our business.

Burco Commercial Catering Equipment


Burco, the established market leader in manual fill electric and gas water boilers. Burco continues to manufacture urns in the UK as it has done for over a century, under the Burco and Cygnet brand. Today the Burco brand has moved into new areas of commercial catering equipment from manual and autofill filter coffee makers, catering slot toasters, conveyor belt toasters and a mobile handwash unit.




Since 1987, CamMate Systems has been delivering the highest quality cranes for the film and video industry. Producers all over the world have discovered the quality and versatility that our equipment has to offer.



Canon started out as a company with a handful of employees and a burning passion. That company soon became a world-renowned camera maker and is now a global multimedia corporation. However, the origins of our success remain unchanged: the passion of our early years and technological expertise amassed over more than 60 years. Canon will continue using its technologies to benefit people as it pursues its objective of becoming a company that is loved by people throughout the world.



The Dedolight and its unique system was conceived and designed by Director of Photography Dedo Weigert of Munich, Germany. The project was initially undertaken to fill his own exacting requirement for a powerful yet highly controllable light source which would occupy a minimum amount of space, draw a minimum amount of electricity and produce unprecedented light quality. The result of Dedo's efforts is a comprehensive lighting system offering unique advantages to lighting professionals in many disciplines

Filter Gallery


The Filter Gallery's founder is Stan Wallace. He is a former still photographer with over 25 years of filter experience. His background includes 7 years with Tiffen and 8 years with Schneider. Stan takes great satisfaction in helping camera professionals to expand their knowledge and fine tune their images through the use of optical filters. His technical support is insightful, informative, and unmatched.


Whether it’s a small infrared filter for surveillance, a subtle contrast effect for ENG, a warming filter for a documentary, or a custom graduated color for a feature film, Stan will help you get the right filter for your application and the right filter for the look you are seeking to achieve.



We offer a variety of cars, trucks, SUVs and many other products and services to the automotive consumer. In our second century of business, we're in a position to appeal to the widest range of potential customers. Each of our automotive brands has a unique personality and holds a distinct place in the Ford Motor Company family.


IT! Media


IT! Media is a niche UK based production house based in the South West, offering video services to the corporate market.  They produce high quality and value video services with expert equipment and experience that enables them to fulfil the requirements of any business. Services include: exhibition show reels, presentations, training materials, corporate profiles, full online video podcast systems and much, much more...

Jam Jar Print


Welcome to JamJar Print. Here at JamJar we aim to take the hassle out of printing, from start to finish. We offer a simple & effective online ordering system where placing your order, uploading your artwork & paying for your job, can all be done in one easy movement, and as well as boasting unbeatable turnaround times on all products listed, you can rest assured that you will be paying the most competitive prices for your print without ever sacrificing quality.

Kitroom Monkey


Kitroom Monkey is a kit hire company run buy professionals, for professionals.  Despite decades of industry experience, the staff at KRM are constantly striving to better themselves, seeking out update courses and keeping abreast of all the industry news and breakthroughs in technology.  It is this attention to detail that has brought Kit Room Monkey business from everyone from ‘Top Gear’ to ‘Wife swap.’




Lowel lighting equipment is primarily used in professional digital video, and digital photography, as well as film based photographic production. While we are considered the worldwide standard for location lighting, we also have equipment designed specifically for studio production and video conferencing applications. Our lights, controls, mounts and kits are designed and built for rugged dependable use, ease of operation & portability.

Met Film School


The Met Film School is London’s leading supplier of practical filmmaking courses.  They deliver a range of full and part time programmes, all taught by industry professionals. “We’re not just close to the industry, we’re inside it!”




Lighter, stronger, space-age materials together with state-of-the-art computer control, enables MICRODOLLY HOLLYWOOD to manufacture the most portable Camera Jibs and Cranes, Dollies and Camera Mounts available today.


These patented, award winning Camera Support Systems require no tools to assemble. Smooth, silent and weatherproof, the MICRODOLLY Pro Line is the gear of choice for crews that must travel light and set up quick. Click on "Products" below for full details. For pictures of how crews around the world use MICRODOLLY equipment visit the "Gallery" page and "Demo Videos" page.

Mountain Warehouse


Founded with 1 store in Swindon in 1997, Mountain Warehouse has now grown to over 40 stores across the UK. We have products for hiking, traveling, skiing, camping, cycling and many more outdoor activities. So if you're planning on visiting the Lakes, backpacking around Thailand, or taking the family camping, you've come to the right place.

Newport Paper


Newport Paper buys recovered materials from Local Authorities and Waste Management Companies.
We offer some of the best deals available for Newspapers and Magazines, Cardboard and Co-mingled Materials.


Newport Paper's partnership with Stora Enso, a global market leader in recycling paper, provides buying power that ensures that competitive prices are offered to our clients for their recovered material.

Nicholas Ray Associates


Nicholas Ray has practised in Cambridge since 1973 and
established Nicholas Ray Associates in 1989. Our projects range
from new buildings up to £30m in value to more modest budgets

of less than £100,000. The work of the practice has been published

regularly in national professional journals.


ODYSSEY Books, Guides and Maps


Odyssey Guides take the reader to the heart of a destination, bringing to life the atmosphere, the literature, the history and the culture which combine to give the distinctive character to a country, region or city.

"...Odyssey fans tend to be adventurous travelers with a literary bent. If you're lucky enough to find an Odyssey Guide to where you're going, grab it..." - National Geographic Traveler



At REI, we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear. We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we design our own line of award-winning REI brand gear and clothing. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we gladly share our enthusiasm for our products—and the trails, slopes and waterways where we play.

Resource Video


Resource Video is a reseller of used broadcast video and audio equipment. We sell all formats of Video Tape Recorders, HD Hi Definition, D5, DVCAM, DVCPRO, Digital Betacam(Digi-Beta) and Beta SP. We also have many vintage formats, Hi8, VHS, SVHS, Umatic SP. Although we specialize in used and B-Stock equipment we also sell new gear for Leader, Cartoni, Edirol, Roland, Vocas, FEC and many others.



For more than 60 years, the name Sennheiser has been synonymous with top-quality products and tailor-made complete solutions for every aspect of the recording, transmission and reproduction of sound.

Taxi Cabvert Media


Taxi Cabvert Media are the UK’s largest taxi advertising supplier.  This innovative company offers company exposure for one of the lowest cost per thousand (CMP) of any outdoor advertising media, a fact recognised by several leading blue-chip corporations.  They represent the leading face of London taxi advertising.


Tape and Media is woman owned small business with 2 locations - Austin, Texas and Danbury, Connecticut. We have established a reputation for selling quality media products at discount prices. We are an authorized reseller for the major manufacturers and sell professional quality video, audio and data media and accessories at discount prices. We are recognized as a Small, Woman Owned Business and HUB Certified by the State of Texas.

J Thomas and Co.


J Thomas and Co. were responsible for conducting the first Indian tea auction in 1861.   In the 150 years since that momentous event J Thomas has maintained its position as the world’s largest tea auctioneer by balancing an attention to traditions with a strong commitment to progressive business.




Founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the United States, UPS has grown into a $49.7 billion corporation by clearly focusing on the goal of enabling commerce around the globe. Today UPS is a global company with one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world. We have become the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. Every day, we manage the flow of goods, funds, and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.