ESC Global are proud to support local rugby clubs and rugby players. Following on from our previous article about Thomas Hughes, this article will be about Stephen Slingsby, who currently plays for Hull Ionians. Stephen is a utility player – meaning that he can play in multiple position on the pitch. He mainly plays in centre and wing position but can often step in to the full back position. The full back plays an important role in the attack; his job is to handle the ball every set of six and often running in to space on the field to open up play. The full back is part of the group of players that are called the team’s spine. Stephen has recently been recruited to play in national county rugby sporting for Yorkshire. He has participated in the national league for over 10 after being chosen out of thousands of people every year. Every year Stephen gets invited to play for the Yorkshire county in the county championship. The Yorkshire county are a very successful county, having won the championship 15 time over the last century and being in the top 3 of the most successful counties in English rugby history. Stephen has been playing for Yorkshire for nearly 20 years. He has been recruited nearly every year to represent Yorkshire, which is really impressive!
In work, Stephen is a company director at ESC Global and is also our project manager. Stephen has been a key factor to the success of the company – attracting and securing the contracts of our major clients, organising and planning the work schedules, estimating the cost and time it would take to complete a job and more. Stephen has worked for the company for 8 years, and has had a major impact on the growth and success of the company. He has put together a strong, qualified team of engineers – all specialising in different sectors of the water hygiene industry. Stephen has the task of organising all their clients and their weekly schedule, ensuring that every client receives the quality service and support they deserve.
As sponsors of Stephen and the Hull Ionians, we contribute to the cost of his kits, and sponsor the matches that he plays in. Our sponsorship package includes features of both Stephen and the company in match day programmes. This helps the business get recognised in different areas, potentially attracting more clients. We recognise Stephens commitment to, and passion for rugby, and we support this by allowing his working hours to be flexible – this is to allow time at the gym or training. Our employees here at ESC Global show their support to Stephen by regularly attending match days, and because Stephen is a regular starter, it is very often.
ESC Global have been sponsoring Stephen for 4 years+ now through his professional years as a rugby player, and will continue to do so as he is a valuable player to ESC Global.