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Last Name

Thomas

Nickname

Sam_Thomas

First Name

Sam

Industry

Publishing

Work Experience

Job Title

Co-Founder

Company Name

County Business Clubs

Date Started

3 years, 7 months ago

Area of Operation

Operations

Biography

About Me

have been running my own businesses for more than a decade. I am an entrepreneurial thinker with a strong belief that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.

In 2021 I launched the County Business TALKS Podcast. I believe everyone has a story to tell, through seeking true, authentic insights about the entrepreneurial journey, I provide a platform for our peers to share their stories and inspire those that listen.
We talk about the highs and the lows of running a business and being an entrepreneur, the good, the bad and everything in between.

In 2020 I successfully Co-Founded and launched COUNTY BUSINESS CLUBS which is a community based membership organisation to support Sussex business. For anyone in business who is looking for meaningful connections, County Business Clubs is a professional ecosystem that provides its members with multiple platforms for sharing their story.
Unlike conventional networking groups, CBC translates authentic insights into tangible growth and facilitates mutually rewarding relationships that prioritise self-reflection over self-promotion, wherever great businesses exist.

I am also currently Managing Director of the Sussex Business Times. I have been running all aspects of the print and digital magazine since December 2017. By using my extensive network of contacts in the Sussex business community, I have enhanced the reputation of the magazine, providing quality, relevant and interesting insights to a growing audience. At the same time I have helped countless businesses achieve their marketing goals and share their story with the Sussex business community.

FirmBalls Ltd is all about Networking Through Sport. The only 5-a-side football, Golf and Pool leagues exclusively for businesses and professionals. I took over the running of the business in May 2013 and have steered its growth from its Sussex roots to a national organisation. FirmBalls now has leagues and venues in Kent, Surrey, London, Birmingham and Manchester.

I run every aspect of the business and I am responsible for all UK leagues, including team recruitment and player and venue liaison. As MD,I also am in charge of business development. This includes FirmBalls’ expansion into new locations across the UK. I oversee all aspects of sales, marketing and networking events.

After moving to Sussex from Essex with a solid background in business, I have built strong business connections in Brighton and across the county.