Companies partnering with the Cornish Pirates have been delighted with the positive marketing and networking results achieved by being part of an elite professional rugby team.
Like cheese and wine professional sport and business work well together. The Cornish Pirates recognise this and Merchants Business club will bring together Cornish business and commerce in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere to discuss business issues and topics that affect us all, network with colleagues and enjoy the best professional rugby in Cornwall.
Support for the Cornish Pirates is growing fast and as we move to the Stadium for Cornwall will only increase. Last season Pirates were the 4th best supported team in the Championship, have 40k + followers on social media and 1.25m hits on our new website launched this year. You will be linked with one of the most iconic brands in elite rugby.
Capacity at the Mennaye has been increased to 2,800 for 2017/18 and this will more than double when we move to Truro rising to 10,000 plus as we approach the Premiership.
As well as the leading elite sports team in Cornwall the Pirates works closely with the community and schools. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility we are supporting charities on our shirts and at every game, building long term relationships with local communities and community programmes and working together for a sustainable rugby club and future.
In Cornwall the Pirates are already members of and working with the LEP, the Growth Hub, Chamber of Commerce, Samphire Club and we lead the sporting community in Cornwall in security and Safety matters.
Joining the Merchants Business Club costs just £225 + vat per year. For this you will be invited to 3 games per year, usually on a sunday. Meeting at 11:00am for coffee in the famous Penzance & Newlyn RFC Clubhouse, there will be a presentation by a leading business leader followed by a Q&A session. At 11:45am there will be an opportunity to network and meet other businesses locally over a drink in the Players Bar. At 12:15pm we then go to the ITEC Hospitality Marquee to enjoy lunch, usually a 3 course meal with wine and coffee, followed by watching the game from the stands.
All of our main sponsors are members of the Merchants Club and we also have several high profile rugby personalities attending over the season.
If you cannot attend a game for any reason then we welcome your substitute from the bench at any time. You are also invited to bring a guest on the day for a one off cost of £75 + vat.
Costs can be paid by debit/credit card over the phone or on the day, or alternatively can be invoiced to your company.