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Staff Profile: Guy Wolfenden

Visitors to the Cooper Associates County Ground over the last few weeks may well have seen the familiar face of Guy Wolfenden, who took up his new role with the Club on September 11th.

Somerset’s new Corporate Relationships Manager has a long association with the Club, so how does it feel to be back?

“After being away from the Club for a few years, it feels just like coming back home,” he said. “It’s lovely to be able to come back and see so many faces that I know and recognise. It’s always been a place that I have enjoyed working and it’s great to be back here again.

“My role is to look after the Partners and Sponsors of the Club, making sure that we have the best possible relationship to ensure that both the Club and businesses see the results they need to achieve across the board.”

How did Guy originally get involved with the Club?

“I started working for Somerset in 1998 as the Assistant Manager in the Centre of Excellence,” he said. “I was working with Andrew Moulding who is a true legend of the cricketing world. It was a fantastic opportunity for me to work in the sport that I have loved for most of my life.

“I then moved over to work in the old Colin Atkinson Pavilion as the Membership Secretary for a number of years and when Richard Gould became Chief Executive I was able to get more involved on the Commercial side, firstly as the Marketing Manager.

“As the ground developed, I became Commercial Manager and when the Andy Caddick Pavilion was built the department moved into the new offices.

“I do remember the ground from years ago with the lime trees on one side when I started. Even though they have gone, I do feel that the ground still retains much of its charm.

“When I left in 2012 I was lucky enough to go to Edgbaston and although it’s a stunning stadium it’s very different to here. The atmosphere that Somerset Members and supporters create on a big match day really compares to that at Edgbaston but they do need to have over 20,000 to create it, whereas we get it here in Taunton with 6 to 7000!”

What is it that makes Somerset such a special place?

“So many people who work at Somerset have got their heart and soul in the Club and have put so much care and attention into what happens. This is truly a special place to work and I think it’s somewhere that does stay with you. It’s lovely to be back and I am delighted to have the opportunity to help take the Club forward again.”

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