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Leyton Orient Football Club

Brand new community focussed business group created to encourage business  growth in the area.

Orient Business Club has been set  up by the commercial team at Leyton Orient Football Club with the aim of linking  commercial partners with the local business community through a series of  regular networking events. These will facilitate and help accelerate the  development of informal and potentially rewarding business relationships with  like-minded individuals that have an emotional connection with the football club  and local community across East London, Essex and beyond.
The free to  join business club will also provide opportunities to promote products and  services to other members as well as exclusive benefits and discounts offered by  Leyton Orient FC and the Orient Business Club partners.
Commercial and  Business Development Manager at Leyton Orient Football Club, Tom Jeffes,  commented, “The football club plays a significant role in the local community  and we wanted to help support businesses in the area by bringing them closer  together on a more regular basis.”
The business club has been backed by  Walthamstow Council and the Cabinet Member for Economic Development and  Corporate Resources, Councillor Mark Rusling remarked, “I'm delighted to be part  of the launch of this business club with Leyton Orient. The football club is  rooted in its community and this club for local companies is great evidence of  that. In the Council, we will do all we can to support Leyton Orient and the  businesses in the local area."
The first event has been confirmed as a  breakfast networking event on Tuesday 1st October at Leyton Orient’s Matchroom  Stadium (7.30am – 10am) and will see Chairman of the O’s and international  sports promoter, Barry Hearn, as the special guest speaker who will be  discussing various topics of business and sport.
This will be the first  of what will be regular events and the club have already secured a main sponsor  with Hornchurch based company Fox Tailoring agreeing a 12 month deal to work in  partnership with the business club.
John Parrett, owner of Fox  Tailoring, is looking forward to a successful and rewarding relationship,  commenting, “Football Clubs are now commercial enterprises and we hope we can  help unite local businesses with the club, which can only help bring the  community closer together. Tom Jeffes and his team have made great strides so  far and have great ideas for the future and we’re sure exciting times are ahead  with this partnership.”
Orient Business will also seek to support  charities and have moved to secure an official charity partner for the first 12  months. ACLT are a charity that promote bone marrow and blood donation with  Co-founder and Chief Executive of the charity, Orin Lewis, very pleased with the  news stating, “On behalf of the ACLT, I would like to say we are delighted and  honoured to be chosen as the charity of choice. Our partnership will enable our  lifesaving work of bone marrow, blood and organ donation awareness to be seen  and heard by the business community in order to help fast track the opportunity  to save many more lives from all ethnic backgrounds.”
The charity is  close to the heart of Orin Lewis, who set up the charity with his wife following  their own personal loss.
“Having lost our son, Daniel De-Gale, we know  the devastation these conditions can have on families so we want to do all we  can in Daniel’s name to ensure this important message is delivered to as many  people as possible. As a small charity, every opportunity and financial donation  we receive really does allow us to make a significant difference, and the  support from Leyton Orient and its football and business supporters will go a  long way in supporting the ACLT’s work in the UK.”
You can keep up to  date with all the news by following Orient Business on Twitter, @LOFCBusiness

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