Sportingclass are retained by a number of high profile companies to advise and deliver the best methods for brand interaction, develop new business relationships, entertain clients and optimise platforms for sales meetings and conferences.
Positive and effective presentation of our clients has led to Sportingclass providing continuous consultancy services to a variety of clients including:
USA Rugby, Heineken, PCA (Professional Cricketers’ Association), The RPA (Rugby Players’ Association), Dimension Data, Srixon, Heathrow Express, Kofax, Greene King, Salesforce, Byrne Group, Epicor and Saracens Rugby Club.
Sportingclass have worked for many years with Greene King supporting their sponsorship of the RFU Rugby Championship as well as their customer retention programmes and hospitality requirements. Our continued consultancy allows Greene King to draw upon our experience and contacts within the sporting arena to further Greene King’s brand presence.
Sportingclass have looked after Green King’s brand activity and enhancement within rugby for 10 years. Having established itself within the world of rugby, Greene King were looking to penetrate other sport markets and targeted cricket as their next market to enter.
As trusted partners of the ECB (England Cricket Board) & the PCA (Professional Cricketers’ Association) Benevolent Fund, Sportingclass were in an excellent position to start this conversation and successfully brokered the sponsorship deal with the ECB to crown Greene King the Official Beer of English Cricket in January 2016. We also brokered the sponsorship deal for Greene King to become the Official Beer of the Oval.
Joe Parks, Greene King
The sponsorship between the ECB and Greene King IPA has enabled Greene King to promote their brand both nationally and internationally via the huge television coverage granted to English cricket.
Association with the national team has a beneficial impact on grass roots cricket and the plan is to filter the brand association down to county and local cricket grounds which ultimately enhances trade sales as Greene King IPA becomes a preferred beer on all occasions.
Customer Retention & Positive Brand Collaboration
Greene King needed a positive, long-standing event to reward and interact with loyal customers across the UK as well as establishing unity between themselves and a newly acquired brand – Belhaven Best.
Sportinglass established a unique series of golf events around the UK – The Old Speckled Hen & Belhaven Best Golf Tournament. Sixteen regional golf events were run at optimum locations for clients. Winners of each golf event were invited to take part in a semi-final and if successful, onto the final – in previous years held at The Ritz-Carlton, Penha Longa, Portugal.
These golf events allowed regional and national managers to spend undisturbed time with clients, create a relaxed platform for customer and staff interaction and forge a relationship between the two brands.
‘’Sportingclass have helped Greene King on a number of events over the years. They have always been flexible in their approach and have a great team of people who go out of their way to ensure that our customers have a great experience. They have shown a great ability to deal with any issues and deal with them as they arise. We look forward to continuing to work with the team at Sportingclass”
Daryl Campbell , Head of Sales, Greene King
We have been looking after the activation of Greene King’s IPA Championship title sponsorship for two years. The primary activation has been half-time kicking competitions at various Championship matches with the victor winning their height in Greene King IPA. This competition also culminates in a Greene King 7’s Final at Twickenham Stadium – managed and run by Sportingclass.
“Thank you for all your help in organising and running the event yesterday – it was seamless and everyone I spoke to was raving about the experience.”
Sian Wilson, Greene King
For further information please contact Andy Lee