Following a meeting with Hammers Commercial Manager Russell Keetch and Community Liaison Manager Mark Sexton at last week’s Fans forum, local business owner Neill Boatman of Image On, has joined the Lakeside Hammers Management Committee as its Business Networking Manager, to facilitate a series of local networking events throughout the season.
ImageOn has already agreed to supply the official Hammers teamwear for the 2018 season and the South Ockendon based company will also manage the sales and distribution of the club’s official merchandise and branded goods.
Neill Boatman ImageOn
Neill commented “When I first set up my business in 2003, I quickly realised the importance and power of networking and, to this day, it plays a major part in our business success.
As well as running two local network groups myself, on any given week, either myself or my business partner Dan Smith are attending other groups and meetings. It was a very easy decision to accept the offer to join up with the Hammers, following the forum and my previous meetings with Mark and Russ and occasional attendance at the track.
It is abundantly clear that Lakeside Hammers, whilst being passionate about its team and sport, are just as passionate about engaging with the local community as ‘Thurrock’s Team’.
This is something we hold true to our own business values also and the amazing welcome and connection we felt from everyone involved at the Hammers Forum event has led to some very exciting connections with the Hammers for 2018.
I am very excited at the prospect of bringing local business to our own networking events throughout the season and I’m sure it will open many more eyes as to what an amazingly exciting and inclusive team this is”.
The inaugural Lakeside Hammers Business Networking event will take place at the Hammers preferred local hospitality partner, The Thurrock Hotel on Thursday 8th March between 4pm and 6pm. Please click here to contact Neill here if you are interested in reserving a place or learning more about the event. (£10 per person, FREE for existing club sponsors).
You can also follow Neills networking activities on Twitter @networkneill where he will be spreading the word about the events the Hammers will be holding this year.