I would like to thank you and Clair for your hard work over the last 4 years in starting, managing and promoting the Richmond business club, which became a great success, and introduced many new people, Businesses, and Sponsors to Richmond Rugby.
On behalf of us all, we would like to wish Abbotts every success in the years ahead.
Peter D Moore, Chairman, Richmond FC
“I’m delighted, especially, to confirm their enormous commercial success in the club’s FA Cup run during the 2016/17 season. They sold the vast majority of sponsorship, advertising and hospitality around the Cheltenham Town (2nd Round tie), AFC Wimbledon (3rd Round tie), Leeds United (4th Round tie), ending with Arsenal (5th Round tie). 4x major FA Cup home matches inside three months. For Jeremy and Clair, this wasn’t just about selling. They account managed and delivered every aspect of each item of commercial inventory sold. They enabled the club to raise its profile, matching the playing success off the pitch, whilst protecting the club’s core values and ethos, which focuses on community outreach, families and being a fully inclusive club…”
Bruce Elliott (Club President – Sutton United Football Club)
“We could not be happier with our experience of dealing with Abbotts Rugby. Jeremy and his team have been utterly professional in all their business relations and continue to prove a real credit to Richmond Rugby Club. There is no doubt that Abbotts Rugby have exceeded our expectations both in terms of the new business they have generated for the club and through the on-going support and networking opportunities that they offer all our corporate members at the many Community Business Network events. 10 out of 10 from us!”
Jimmy Wallace, Group Commercial Director for Richmond Rugby
“Thank you again for all you did during the 2009/2010 season. We were absolutely delighted with the way you delivered your side of the contract at a time when the UK economy was in recession. Unlike many clubs, we were able to run with sound finances and the effect of all the sponsorship boards is to make the ground look much smarter. Great job Jerry”
Gary Reynolds (Director of Rugby) – Redingensians RFC
“Henley RFC Limited appointed Abbotts Advertising and Sponsorship Limited during October 2004 to assist in managing the commercial opportunities available at Dry Leas, the home of the Henley Hawks, following an extensive exercise to appoint a professional media partner.
The appointment was based on work completed for other professional rugby clubs and also recommendations from those clubs. Abbotts are currently in the forth year of working with the club. Despite two relegations from National One to National Two and then for 2008/2009 National Three South Abbotts have continued to ensure that the base of advertisers at the club has been increased and maintained to a level which assists the club in operating within the National Leagues.
The association with Abbotts is assisting the club in achieving its commercial goals and bringing new people to the club.
The club is looking to work with Abbotts to continue to grow the various revenue streams at Dry Leas to support a club operating within the National Leagues whilst providing the funding to support all the community work with Henley and the surrounding area…”
Aubrey Doran – Marketing Director, Henley Hawks
“Independent News & Media (INM) UK Limited (Sports Division), which publishes sports supplements for the Group and its flagship title International Rugby News, employed Abbotts Advertising in February 2004 as a freelance advertising company. Jeremy and Clair Ramsden have taken on this role in a very efficient manner, their quality of work is excellent and they have taken some very tight deadlines in their stride, with an extremely professional attitude.
As a global company we have certain standards which we expect all employees to upkeep. The level of professionalism which they practise, both between ourselves and clients on our behalf is second to none. They have not only met their targets, but have gone on to achieve well above our expectations. In addition they have also introduced new methods of increasing revenues by branding / sponsoring editorial features and product reviews.
In achieving and exceeding all commercial targets set to them, they have also brought in a phenomenal amount of new business to our company. In all my years at INM we have never had the luxury of a company who work so diligently, ignoring all normal hours of work until the job is complete, their contribution to our business has been nothing short of fantastic. Would have no qualms in recommending this company to anyone in the Rugby community; their work ethic is beyond reproach…”
Tony Prince – General Manager, International Rugby News
“Havant Rugby Football Club are pleased to announce that they have signed up Abbotts Advertising and Sponsorship Limited to be the “official media partner” to the club. Their role is to support the HRFC Director of Marketing, Adam King, by maximising the commercial opportunities. They are dedicated to developing revenue for HRFC from a commercial angle whilst fully respecting the tradition and culture of the club…”
Adam King – Director of Rugby & Marketing, Havant RFC
“I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you both for your endeavours in making it possible through Abbotts for the SpoonAAs (Wooden Spoon) to take a team to Dubai for the Veterans 10’s Tournament. I appreciate all of the hard work that has gone into this from a number of people within this partnership, both of you being very high on my list…”
John Dewhurst – SpoonAAs (Wooden Spoon)
“Abbotts worked with us on various activities in the car park and on the pitch for the London Pride Middlesex Sevens at Twickenham. They attracted some excellent clients which not only added considerably to the revenue but also contributed to the excellent atmosphere of the event. We are happy to retain Abbotts for the 2005 Middlesex Sevens…”
Brenda Hobday – London Pride Middlesex Sevens
“The work has been to a very high standard and has proved to be a very valuable asset in helping the Falcons achieve our commercial objectives.
The quality of their approach and attention to detail is what I believe sets Abbotts apart from other advertising agencies. Once given a brief they have consistently delivered against tight deadlines. Their level of service is always first class and Abbotts are very professional in all aspects of their work.
The key reason why Newcastle Falcons have used Abbotts (and will continue to do so) is that the companies they have introduced to the club have all been new businesses. They have greatly helped the club sell our remaining unsold inventory and have also made suggestions on new properties that we might consider developing. I have no hesitation in recommending Abbotts Advertising to other sports clubs. Our relationship has been win-win for all concerned…”
Mick Hogan, Commercial Director Newcastle Falcons
“Abbotts have done an outstanding job in revenue generation for Esher in a very short period of time and I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone looking to create additional funds for their sports club…”
John Inverdale, Chairman of Rugby (Esher Rugby)
“London Wasps starting working with Abbotts Advertising in May 2004. We employed Abbotts to sell signage at our home ground, Causeway Stadium and to assist in selling sponsorship of individual players. We have been delighted with Abbotts work. They worked efficiently, were professional and succeeded in selling all our signage for the season in a very short period of time. Their ability to achieving this so promptly has been of great commercial assistance to the club and we have no hesitation in recommending Abbotts to any other company. For efficiency, professionalism and results London Wasps are proud to be associated with Abbotts Advertising…”
David Davies, Chief Executive London Wasps
“Abbotts are the sort of organisation that will tackle any role or brief with gusto, they bring great energy and carefully researches every aspect of the brief and delivers time and time again. You can trust the team to respond to any brief especially within the rugby and sports markets which they are totally in tune with and demonstrate the results they will undoubtedly bring. A creative and intelligent organisation that is a joy to work with…”
Kevin Rolfe, World Travel Group
“Thought we were getting into bed with a “me too” marketing business; how wrong can we have been. Abbotts Rugby are different, they think outside of the box, they are not restricted by other people’s failed experiences but build on old ideas with new approaches and new vigour. The attitude taken by Abbotts Rugby is “can do”. It is focussed on achieving what it sets out to do and does not say “maybe” but always “yes”. The overall service we have experienced with Abbotts Rugby has far surpassed expectation. A scale of 1-10 is not big enough. Our expectation is always 10; Abbotts Rugby got the extra Try and a Conversion to boot. It is an interesting idea that suggests that Abbotts Rugby works “for” organisations. The distinct impression we have is that we are business partners, working together and enjoying the experience. The journey this far outstripped expectation and we see no reason why this should change…”
Stephen FRY, CEO Hounslow Chamber of Commerce
“I cannot recommend Jeremy and the rest of the team at the Richmond Business Club highly enough. The events they organise are absolutely first rate and the backup and support is second to none. As someone who spends a lot of their time networking, it is refreshing to find a group so well organised and an atmosphere so relaxing and conducive to building great business relationships. Joining was definitely the smartest marketing decision I have made so far this year!…”
Julian Donnelly, JAMES ROSA ASSOCIATES LIMITED, www.jamesrosa.co.uk
“I am very impressed with the work that Jeremy has done at a local networking group, the event is now well attended due to his efforts and it makes for an enjoyable evening…”
Matthew Finch, A4G LLP
“Abbotts have worked tirelessly in the community arranging sponsorships and forging business partnerships between local companies and Sutton United FC. Commercially driven and relationship orientated, he brings enormous energy to enabling mutually beneficial partnerships to develop and flourish…”
Adrian Barry, Newmarket Holidays
“I am really glad to be working with Abbots Group, even though my company has traded for 7 years locally, I feel this has really enhanced our presence locally and I’ve met some excellent and useful people and learnt a lot from the experience about business in my area. I feel that Abbotts Group provides a first class partnership in a greatly friendly and professional way. 10/10…”
Paul Hannent, Technical Director PMC Chartered Surveyors
“As a marketing tool, dealing with Abbotts Group has been both enjoyable, and beneficial for generating new and useful business contacts. 10 out of 10, communication and business development opportunities have been great, I’ve even had the opportunity to present my business on stage to around 100 key, local business owners in Richmond. I’m extremely satisfied with the work. We have instructed Abbotts Group to perform, the business and social events have been great over the past 12 months, and the added value brand building opportunities have been very valuable too…”
Paul Ulett, Managing Director MFB
“It’s rare to get such undivided attention from a company. Whenever I send an email the response is always instant. I know people say this all the time but everyone at Abbotts is friendly, professional and seen as much as friends as professional partners…”
Patrick Wyatt, Managing Director Patrick Wyatt London
“Being part of the Sutton United business group, I have been privileged to work with Abbotts. I must say they are amazing, especially when it comes to their list of contacts. Jeremy organised a charity fundraiser at which I was hired as the photographer and the personalities he managed to get to attend were amazing (especially as it was in the middle of the train strike). An honour and a privilege . . . don’t hesitate, he’s the man!…”
Stephen Johnson, Stephen Johnson Photography