Over the course of the season, we will be introducing Somerset Members and supporters to some of the faces behind our 2021 commercial partners. Joining you as part of our SCCC family, when crowds return you’ll frequently see them watching games at the Cooper Associates County Ground, so do stop and say hello!

Today is the turn of newly announced Pathway Partner Bradfords, who are introducing David Young, CEO of Bradford’s Building Supplies Limited.

Who are Bradfords and what do you do? 

Bradfords is a family owned independent Builders merchant that was founded in 1770. We sell everything you need to build a home across 44 branches and online via We employ 850 staff from Worcester to Verwood to Penzance.

Who inspires you in the world of business?

Rob Baxter, Director of Rugby at Exeter Chiefs. He obsesses about the basics and making the game simple. Gets the best out of his team, but also understands his roots and how the club operates within in the southwest community.

What was it that made you want to partner with Somerset County Cricket Club? And what do you hope to achieve?

The club is well respected and is the heart of our trading area – we are a Somerset based business with our Head Office in Yeovil. We were excited about the Pathway partnership and look forward to helping support young cricketers across the region. The development of young talent is close to our hearts as we invest heavily in apprenticeships and fastrack programmes to grow our own talent. I hope that we can help Somerset CC continue to find and develop talented cricketers and add value to the club through support, awareness and engagement.

What can Members, supporters and club partners expect to see from Bradfords over the next 12 months?

Commitment to drive this partnership – we won’t be passengers. We want to add value to everyone associated with the club.

Quick fire questions

Favourite sports person? David Gower

Who would you most like to have dinner with past or present? My parents – been over a year since I have been able to do that 

What’s the best thing you’ve ever done? Got married to my lovely wife Clare

Favourite place to eat? The Forester, Donhead St Andrew, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Favourite pub? The Smugglers Inn, Osmington Mills, Weymouth, Dorset

Describe yourself in five wordsEnergetic, positive, committed, happy, loving

Favourite thing to do away from the office? Go fishing

What superpower would you like to have? To turn back time 

Interesting fact about you? Aged 16 I scored 99 not out in an England trial and didn’t’ get picked!

Cook or take away?  Cook

Tea or coffee?  Coffee

If you could be someone else for just one day, who would it be? Joe Root

Night in or night out?  Night in

Cats or dogs?  Dogs

Best thing about living and working in the South West? The pace of life

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