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BEN Ainslie Racing today features on an advent calendar created to celebrate small businesses in the UK.

The calendar, put together as part of the Business is GREAT campaign, features 24 small businesses from across the country, with the Portsmouth-based company behind today’s window.

BAR team principal and four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben said: ‘We were delighted to receive £7.5m funding to help support Portsmouth’s global reputation for maritime excellence and to give both a sporting and economic boost to the UK.

‘We hope this will inspire more young people to get involved in the sport, and the marine industry as a whole.

The campaign is run by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and UK Trade & Investment.

Minister for Portsmouth Matthew Hancock said: ‘We want Britain to be the best place in the world to start and grow, and BAR is a shining example of why we’re backing small businesses every step of the way.’

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