Ipswich Town Football Club named new patron of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Following Ipswich Town Football Club's triumphant promotion to the Premier League, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with the club.

Assuming the role of Chamber Patron, Ipswich Town Football Club reaffirms its commitment to fostering the prosperity and advancement of both the local community and businesses throughout the region.

With the profound impact that joining the Premier League has, and its already renowned status in the county town, Ipswich Town Football Club brings a wealth of experience and influence to the forefront, making it an ideal ally for advancing the interests of the Suffolk business community.

John Dugmore, Chief Executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating: “Suffolk Chamber team, board, fellow patrons, and members extend a warm welcome to Mark (Ashton, CEO), Tom (Ball CFO), and the entire Ipswich Town Football Club team. Strengthening their support for the county’s leading business organisation by becoming a patron underscores Ipswich Town’s commitment to not only our county town but the entirety of Suffolk.

“Ipswich Town Football Club is an iconic entity and their active involvement and support will enhance Suffolk Chamber’s ongoing campaigns on behalf of businesses in terms of infrastructure, skills, and taxation. Together, we share a common vision: to steadfastly support local businesses and the communities they serve, leveraging the passion and influence of Ipswich Town Football Club to drive positive change across the town and the wider county.”

With a rich history of success both on and off the field, Ipswich Town Football Club seamlessly assumes the role of Chamber patron. Through their dedication to excellence and community engagement, the Football Club has earned widespread respect and admiration from fans and businesses alike.

Tom Ball, Chief Financial Officer of Ipswich Town Football Club, underscored the significance of the collaboration: “The Football Club has always had a long-standing relationship with the County Chamber of Commerce. However, becoming a patron represents another important moment in our continued and ongoing commitment to the prosperity of Ipswich and the broader Suffolk region.

“Together, we share a unified vision to advance economic vitality and prosperity for Suffolk, leveraging our collective strengths to create a thriving community for future generations. Our shared ambitions and focus on progress make this partnership a natural evolution in our journey. The synergy and potential for significant impact are evident.”

The partnership between Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and Ipswich Town Football Club signifies a shared vision for a flourishing and prosperous Suffolk. Through collaboration, innovation, and a shared dedication to excellence, both organisations are poised to make a meaningful difference in the lives of businesses and individuals throughout the region.

Photo: Tom Ball Chief Financial officer for Ipswich Town Football Club with John Dugmore Chief Executive of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

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