World Cup event launches new Business Club
Somerset County Cricket Club launched the new LBW Club on Monday evening, and in pride of place at the event was the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy.
Formerly known as the SCCC Business Club, the initiative has been re-vamped and renamed Leading Businesses in the West (LBW).
The LBW Club is designed to bring like-minded people from a variety of companies together through the business of sport.
The inaugural LBW Club event was attended by over 100 guests, including LBW Club members, Official Club Partners and local dignitaries.
Somerset CCC Chief Executive, Andrew Cornish opened the evening by welcoming everyone to the Cooper Associates County Ground, and one of the highlights of the night was having the ICC Cricket World Cup on display. The trophy has spent a number of days in Somerset this week as part of the World Cup Trophy Tour in association with Nissan.
Guests then enjoyed a buffet before host for the evening Spencer Bishop welcomed former England players, Andy Caddick, Vic Marks and Marcus Trescothick to the stage to talk about their experiences of playing in a World Cup.
Vic Marks played in the 1983 tournament during which England beat Sri Lanka at Taunton with Vic claiming five for 39 on his home ground, which he described as one of the proudest moments of his playing career.
Both Andy and Marcus represented England at the 2003 World Cup, which came at the end of a long Ashes tour and was based in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya. There was considerable political unease during the 2003 tournament which eventually resulted in England not travelling to Zimbabwe to play, something which both Andy and Marcus talked about.
After the event Somerset CCC Commercial Sales Director, Suzanne Roper said: “It was great to see so many of our LBW Club members, Club Partners and representatives of the local authority here this evening. To have the World Cup trophy at the event was the icing on the cake and the Club would like to thank the ICC and the Trophy Tour team for allowing us to display it throughout the event.
“It was fascinating to hear what Marcus, Andy and Vic had to say, and the feedback that we’ve had from our guests has been universally positive.
“The purpose of The LBW Club is to bring local businesses together so that they can meet, discuss ideas and make new connections. We have made a number of exciting alterations to the structure of The LBW Club over the winter in order to ensure that our members gain even more benefits, and I am looking forward to working closely with all our businesses throughout 2019.”
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