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Leyton Orient Football Club to set up business networking group
Leyton Orient Football Club is setting up a new community group to encourage local business growth.
The O’s, currently at the top of League One with four wins from four matches, are hoping their on-field success can be emulated by local traders with the launch of the new Orient Business Club networking events, starting on October 1.
The aim of the events is to link commercial partners with those who already have a connection with the football club.
Tom Jeffes, commercial and business development manager at Orient, said: “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.”
Free to join, the council-backed club will provide opportunities to promote products and services to other members in the hope of turning previously informal relationships into rewarding professional ones.
Cabinet member for economic development, Councillor Mark Rusling, said: “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.”
Orient Business has also secured a charity partner for 12 months in bone marrow and blood donation charity, ACLT.
The first event, a breakfast networking morning at the Matchroom Stadium on October 1, will feature O’s chairman Barry Hearn as the guest speaker.
Visit www.leytonorient.com for more information
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