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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

1 year, 4 months ago

Area of Operation

Operations

Biography

About Me

I am Co-Founder of County Business Clubs and 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.

I am currently Managing Director of the Sussex Business Times as well as FirmBalls, the small-side football leagues dedicated to helping businesses network through sport. I have been running all aspects of the print and digital magazine for the past two and half years. 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 content to a growing audience. At the same time, I have helped countless businesses achieve their marketing goals.

FirmBalls Ltd is all about Connecting 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 am responsible for all UK leagues, including team recruitment and player and venue liaison. As MD, I am also 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.