Altrincham are continuing their drive to expand as a club and embrace all aspects of the local community after unveiling exciting plans for a brand new venture aimed at every single business in the area.
The planning stage has been completed and finishing touches applied, and an announcement can now be made that the Altrincham FC Business Club is good to go and ready to hit the ground running.
And in keeping with the inclusivity that has become a byword for Alty initiatives, it has been designed specifically to appeal to businesses of all shapes and sizes - large, small and anything in between.
Due to begin a regular programme of events imminently, Alty’s latest ground-breaking venture will help develop close networking links for its members and lay on informative, entertaining talks by guest speakers, with some well-known names already lined up for the opening few sessions.
Robins fan and FIFA referee Anthony Taylor, currently earning plaudits on a worldwide scale for his officiating at Euro 2020, and TV presenter Jenny Powell have already agreed to deliver an address directly to Business Club members, as they head a list of high-profile speakers.
It promises to be rewarding socially as well as beneficial from a business perspective, and Alty’s express wish to involve and reach out to everyone, from a one-person operation to a multinational with a local base, is reflected in two-tier membership rates that offer fantastic value for money.
Standard membership comes at a bargain £40 per month and includes access to all business networking events, including guest speakers, and free digital advertising on the Alty club website business club page.
Or how about premium membership for a package that gives you even more in return? For just £60 per month, you will receive all the benefits of standard membership, plus two season tickets to use as you please - perhaps shared among the workforce or as a reward for employee excellence - and two boardroom guest passes to mingle with Alty directors and those of the opposing team at a home fixture of your choice.
Joining is easy and quick, as you are able to sign up using GoCardless which allows us to collect monthly membership payments from you automatically.
‘It’s an exciting concept that we can’t wait to get off the ground, and I can’t stress enough how a warm welcome awaits businesses of all sizes,’ said Alty co-chairman Lawrence Looney. ‘There may be a perception of business clubs being the sole preserve of the big employers, but that’s certainly not the case with ours, and that is why we have set subscription rates at such a competitive level.
‘It is open to all, and we want to attract the smaller businesses that help create and maintain such a thriving local community - whether it be retailers, food outlets, trades or whatever - as well as the bigger concerns that are based in the area and help put Altrincham on the map nationally and beyond.
‘We’ve got lots of exciting ideas lined up, and it will be mutually beneficial for all who join, with regular networking and opportunities to broaden and expand business contacts and forge new friendships.’
A wide variety of events will take place both virtually and within The J.Davidson Stadium, while members will also have access to our new and exclusive business club mobile app.
With this community business-to-business app, all the organizations connected with the club – from our sponsors and Business Club members to suppliers, charity and equity partners – can quickly and easily establish and maintain mobile contact with the club and each other and have instant access to the latest news and activities at Altrincham FC. Simply put, the app enables introductions across the club’s partner organizations and helps build a vibrant business community.
On top of that, there will be training and workshops on offer, as well as discounted prices on hospitality and matchday tickets, all in all adding up to a fantastic package of benefits.
There are so many attractions to becoming an Altrincham FC Business Club member, and another is the attachment you will automatically have to a football club that is on the up and going places.
Next season, for instance, the Robins will be going to places like Notts County and Grimsby Town, venues with a proud history in an increasingly-competitive Vanarama National League packed with clubs who are used to plying their trade in the Football League.
Which is where this ambitious Altrincham board are aiming to end up. The journey continues, onwards and upwards, and we want your business to join us, no matter the size, and be part of an ever-evolving success story.