The ‘It’s on the Meter’ PR team are working on National and Local TV, Radio and Print Media interest as well as International coverage online. If you would like to work with us by providing financial or material support to help make the trip a success and raise the profile of your brand please do not hesitate to contact us at media@itsonthemeter.com to discuss how we can work together.

A number of sponsorship opportunities are on offer, please call 07824 332 626 or email info@itsonthemeter.com for more details.

The team thanks the following for their generous, on-going support:


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Whether you have dreams of driving from Lands End to John O'Groats in a converted bath, restoring a classic VW Camper Van or painting your car to look like the Sistine Chapel, if you need assistance to help realise your driving ambitions or slightly mad projects, then the Non-Standard Awards are for you! The more different the idea the better – we don't want anything irresponsible or dangerous – just original, achievable ideas (they should be associated with motoring and if there's a charity element that'll be good, although it's not essential).

Take a look further down the page and you'll see details of some of our previous winners and the ideas they put forward. We like variety so be creative! Performance Direct will need to know exactly what finance is required, why you need it and you'll also have to persuade the expert judges that you'll be able to carry out your idea. The judging process will be rigorous, so forget it if you can't deliver!

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