ESC Global are proud to support local rugby clubs and rugby players. We have two semi-professional rugby players within the organisation, so rugby is a core part of our culture and an important element of our corporate social responsibility. Today we are introducing you to Tom Hughes, who currently plays for Scunthorpe Rugby Club in the scrum half position. For those of you not familiar to rugby, the scrum half is the key player in a rugby team as he is at the centre of all that happens. He is the link between the forwards and the backs, and is a key player in deciding the calls at line-out and scrums. Scrum halves are accurate passer of the ball, a good tackler, quick off the mark, and can read the game to develop game tactics.
In work, Tom is one of our Senior Water Treatment Engineers, he specialises in steam boilers and cooling towers and manages the accounts of several of our key clients. Tom has worked for us for 7 years, and now manages several members of staff.
ESC Global are proud to have sponsored Tom and Scunthorpe Rugby Club since Tom joined our company 7 years ago, we are honoured to support him and his passion for rugby. We often attend rugby matches and enjoy seeing Tom in action on the pitch, although the bruises and injuries he sometimes suffers do prompt winces and comments of concern from colleagues and customers. We work with Tom to allow him to work flexibly around training, travelling and the gym when required as it is important Tom can maintain his fitness and attend training.
We contribute towards rugby kit for both Tom and the team through our annual sponsorship of Scunthorpe Rugby Club. This sponsorship makes a valuable contribution to the running of the club, which also has an active grass roots junior and mini team, encouraging young new players to take up the sport. We feel this is important as both our rugby players began playing at a young age in a mini and juniors league. Without support and sponsorship, younger players would not have the opportunity to engage in rugby and begin a lifelong passion for what is a great sport and community.
We will continue to sponsor Tom as we feel it’s important our staff are happy and healthy and have a good work life balance. We recognise Toms commitment to, and passion for rugby, and our sponsorship of him has the added benefit of our company logo being displayed in match day programmes and on the club’s kit. Sponsoring Tom and Scunthorpe allows us to network within other organisations, and it’s a great opportunity for us to show off our staff in a different light when we entertain customers on match days.
In a future blog we will introduce you to our other rugby player, Stephen Slingsby.