Wasps give FleetEurope’s clients the buzz
As part of their sponsorship of Wasps and England rugby player, Joe Simpson, FleetEurope’s clients were treated to pitch-side hospitality for their crunch Aviva Premiership encounter with Leicester in May.
As part of their personal sponsorship of Wasps veteran Joe Simpson, FleetEurope hosted a rewarding corporate hospitality day for a group of their loyal customers for Wasps’ penultimate match of the season against Leicester Tigers on 9th May.
Held on the penultimate weekend of the 2014/15 regular season, Hypnos, Action for Children, Rollover Ltd, Branson Ultrasonics and Biffa Waste Services observed the crucial Midlands derby at Wasps’ new home, the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
With the former England scrum-half, 26, spearheading the six-time champion’s title ambitions, FleetEurope’s loyal clientele settled down for an exciting clash as Wasps looked to secure their first berth in the playoffs since 2008.
It was also a perfect opportunity for representatives of FleetEurope’s customers to catch up and network with their fellow guests, while watching Simpson, the Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for May, in action.
Although Wasps were on the receiving end of a Leicester attack in the first half, they stayed in touch, bringing the score to 12-18 at half-time thanks to a brace of penalties.
Despite No.9 Simpson leaving the field shortly after the resumption due to a minor leg injury, it didn’t quell the excitement for the 32,019 crowd, a record attendance for matches outside of Twickenham or Wembley – nor FleetEurope’s guests – as Wasps fought back to 18-21 soon after.
Yet, despite a Wasps resurgence alluding to a late comeback, they were unable to hold back 14-man Leicester in the closing stages, with the visitors eventually prevailing 21-26 in an incredibly tight encounter.
Carlos Montero, commercial director for FleetEurope, commented: “It was fantastic for FleetEurope and our clients to observe Joe in such a crucial end-of-season match up. Although the result didn’t go the way we wanted, it was great to catch up and reward our customers for their continuing loyalty. It goes without saying that we’re looking forward to similar events, once the new season starts in September.”