Four Network VEKA members were treated to a front and back stage tour of the Crucible Theatre at a lunch hosted by Steve Davis ahead of the World Championship, in association with their Network VEKA membership recently.
Paul Dumville and Helena Bent from AWC Windows and Home Improvements, Cherene Clare and Barry George from Rugby Double Glazing, Peter Mew and Phil Gray from Mews Windows and Ron and Colette Cox of Addison Ousebank were selected by a draw to win the fantastic prize day out.
MD John Ogilvie explains: “The Crucible tour with our Brand Ambassador was an idea suggested by our Chairman, but due to the nature of the event, we anticipated that numbers would be restricted. After writing to our members inviting them to express an interest, we had to draw the names by ballot due to the high number of responses!”
Following a lunch, where Steve regaled the guests with stories and anecdotes, the eight Network VEKA members’ representatives were taken to the theatre where he and Rachel Hadley from World Snooker showed them the practice room, commentary box, playing area and theatre, the press room and players area. They also got to interview players and commentate with Steve on the action of the day at the ‘Garden Room’, which is behind a rope barrier and open to the public to watch.
Steve also presented all his guests with an autographed cue as a memento of the day.
Peter Mew, for one, enjoyed the intimate lunch, saying: “The small number of attendees was great as it meant that everyone at the table was able to participate in whatever the topic of conversation was. Along with great food, the company was fantastic and we also thoroughly enjoyed the tour afterwards.”
Peter also donated his cue to a meningitis charity auction, that raised an impressive £2500.
As part of their Network VEKA membership, companies can use the Steve Davis endorsement on their marketing materials and also benefit from his presence at special events or open days. Steve was chosen as the face of Network VEKA, due to their shared values of approachability, long term consistency, professionalism and integrity.