On Wednesday 12th December, Sale Sharks hosted their fourth annual Christmas business lunch at the Marriott Worsley.
Gathered at the event, were the club's partners, Premier Business Club members and Executive Members. 170 people from businesses across the North West, plus the full Sale Sharks first team, came together for event.
Steve Hanley, Business Development Manager for Sale Sharks. "It's great to see the event growing year on year and different business people who, through the event, have become close friends. It is this Sharks circle, that has allowed for these friendships to grow and I am so proud to be a part of it.
The event also creates a lot of business for our clients, as not only are friendships formed, but business relationships also. Great to see this is what rugby can bring to the table".
Web Applications UK, a software company who sponsor the Sharks sin bin, were also at the event. Nick Fowler, the company's Sales Director said: "It's been great! We had a very interesting table. We had the Russian duo, Ostrikov and Cobilas at our table, along with and Will Cliff. It was brilliant to have local boy Will with us too. He's been playing really and we rate him very highly. Overall it's been a brilliant event and we'd like to thank Sale Sharks for hosting".
Talking of his relationship with the club, Nick added; "This is our first year as a Sharks Premier Business Club member, but a few seasons ago we sponsored Jason Robinson. So we've had a long association with Sale. We also recently began sponsoring the sin bin, so we encourage the players to get yellow cards where they can, for some extra publicity! This hasn't gone so well this year though, as there haven't been many yellow cards given!"
Special thanks also go to mmadigital, who supplied the cupcakes!
Click here to view photos from the event.
For more information on how to get involved with Sale Sharks, please contact Steve Hanley - firstname.lastname@example.org.