Sport and Social Clubs

Sport and Social Clubs was last updated July 27th, 2017 by APWireless UK

Sir John Short RAOB Club

Tom welcomed our input and we are totally satisfied with a deal that has delivered what we wanted. The process was managed with the minimum of fuss and the maximum level of communication and involvement by APWireless and his solicitor. Please feel free to give me a call to discuss.

David Clough, Secretary - Sir John Short RAOB Club
Sunderland

Cleve Rugby Football Club

I was contacted by Emyr Evans who explained in detail all the benefits and the risks regarding the current contract in respect of possible cancellation. I reviewed other options and found this was the best option for our Rugby Club. After negotiation we arrived at a suitable price and suitable legal costs. The money will be used for club development of another income stream which will be essential to the club's future finances, which will be made possible by our very favourable dealings with APWireless. I found that Emyr Evans was easy to deal with and explained fully every step of the process to final completion, from the both legal and administrative sections. His rugby knowledge was also pretty good but missed out on the Lions Tour. Thanks for all your help to Cleve RFC.

Howard Owen – Cleve RFC
Bristol

Raith Rovers Football Club

Tom first contacted us more than 5 years ago when we were not ready to raise finance and kept discreetly in touch so we contacted him when the time came to develop our stadium. His knowledge of the telecoms industry is excellent and we felt confident in his advice. Our situation was not straightforward as we had three sites and our property was already tenanted. Tom and his lawyers eased the process with great professionalism with no unpleasant surprises. As a result we are now in a position to develop our stadium for public and community use to the great benefit of our local football team.

David Sinton, Director - Stark’s Park Properties Ltd
Kirkcaldy

Halfway & District Bowling Club

APWireless were very helpful in assisting us to get the best deal possible. They were quick to respond to any questions and we would recommend them to any other bowling clubs who were looking to release funds from their telecom sites.

Stephen McIntyre, Trustee - Halfway & District Bowling Club
Cambuslang

Livingston Football Club

Our experience with APWireless was very good, Tom was great to work with and helped throughout the deal.

David Martindale – Livingston Football Club
Livingston

Dewsbury Golf Club

We were very satisfied with our dealings with Steven Evans. APWireless were in competition with other companies for the purchase of our mast but they offered our club the best deal so we chose to proceed with them.

Brian Foster, Chairman – Dewsbury Golf Club
Mirfield

Anstey Nomads FC

We were approached by APWireless regarding a sub-lease on our phone mast and were putting plans together for a redevelopment programme at the Club. This involved new changing rooms, refurbishment to our floodlights and also a refurbishment to our clubhouse to enable us to attract more of the local community to hire our facilities for functions thus bringing in much needed revenue. So the prospect of taking a cash sum came at the right time to assist in all of the above plans. The whole procedure was taken care of by Andy Charlesworth of APWireless in a very professional and personable way and he kept me informed at every stage with all questions answered promptly. We decided to take a 50% share so that we were able to retain half of the rental as ongoing revenue for the Club. I would have no hesitation in recommending APWireless to other organisations with a current phone rental income.

Chris Hillebrandt, Trustee/Secretary/Treasurer - Anstey Nomads FC
Leicester

Stoke on Trent RUFC

The opportunity to sell the lease on our Vodafone Mast couldn't have come at a better time for the Rugby Club. We had some opportunities to invest in other schemes which would provide us with a better return and also provide much needed services to the club. The actual process with APWireless was very straight-forward, if only we could say the same for the holder of a legal charge on our property. It has really worked for us. I have no hesitation in recommending APWireless to the extent that I'd do the same deal again if I could.

Ian Godfrey, Chairman - Stoke on Trent RUFC
Stone

Thackley AFC

Initially, until approached by Steve Evans, we had not really thought about selling the lease of the Telecom tower. After speaking with Steve and needing capital to pay off a brewery loan we decided to sell after agreeing a price. We found the whole experience very professional, Steve Evans was more than helpful in providing assistance where needed. He kept us informed throughout the legal process and explained exactly at what stage the negotiations were at on a regular basis. I was Steve's main contact and I found him very knowledgeable and easy to work with. The funds generated have paid off a brewery loan and we intend to invest the remainder in the infrastructure of the club. I would certainly recommend APWireless to any other potential clients.

Steve Paley, Treasurer/Trustee – Thackley AFC
Bradford

St Peters Men’s Club

Tracy at APWireless (UK) proved to be a great person to do business with. She showed an extremely professional attitude with us in dealing with the whole procedure, especially the step by step advice she offered, which aided a prompt result. The benefits of the APWireless deal will work well for our club and I would be happy to share my experience with anyone or Club.

Neil Perrie, President - St Peters Men’s Club
Paisley

Arlesey Town Football Club

The overall experience with APWireless and particularly with their representative Mark Dernes was pleasant and positive. We had been contacted by other purchasers, however APWireless really seemed to know their stuff and what was important to us as a community football club. The transaction assisted the club in continuing to provide services to the community and members. We would definitely recommend that other organisations like us work with them and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with APWireless.

Emmanuel Cohen, Chairman - Arlesey Town Football Club
Arlesey

Keith Football Club

We found APWireless very helpful threw out the process Tracy was excellent to deal with and keep everyone informed during the process. A joy to do business with and would recommend to anyone in the future.

Andy Troup, Chief Executive – Keith Football Club
Keith

Leslie Golf Club

A meeting was arranged with Tom and as many Club members that could be there to consider what options were available and the advantages and disadvantages of changing the lease agreement to APWireless. Tom helped the decision making, with easy to understand figures and information. The process was completed on time with little fuss and we look forward to the future with assurance of a better financial base to take the club forward.

Ian McArthur and Alan McBride Club Secretary and Leslie Golf Club
Glenrothes

Kidderminster Golf Club

Kidderminster Golf recently decided to sell the rental of the mast on our property and we have to say it was almost one ‘phone call! APWireless took over all the paperwork and administration and made the whole process quite painless and it took less than a month to complete.

Mike Abraham - Kidderminster Golf Club
Kidderminster

Beverley Rugby Union Football Club

Dear Linda,
Thank you very much for all of your efforts in the sale of our phone mast to your company. The work that you put in enabled the smooth sale of the mast. It meant that the steps were easy to follow and with the minimum use of solicitors we got there. This has allowed us to pay our long overdue VAT bill on the land and have some left over for improvements. Many thanks.

Philip Rann BSc(Hons) MBA - Beverley Rugby Union Football Club
Beverley

Southwell Rugby Union Football Club

A fair and straightforward outfit which does what it says it will do - we are happy to recommend to other sports clubs.

Jeremy Berridge – Southwell Rugby Union Football Club
Southwell

Long Melford FC

APWireless acted professional and provided great support to us during what was a tricky time and no point did we feel pressured and we now have a new financial model which allows the football club to run more effectively.

Chris Powell, Board of Directors – Long Melford FC
Long Melford

Faversham Town Football Club

Without the capital sum from APWireless we would have been unable to kick start our stadium development plans. So for us the timing couldn’t have been better. Our dedicated contact was extremely helpful and professional and at no time was there any “hard sell” or pressure. Having seen our income from telecoms rentals dwindle over the years we would recommend APWireless to any Club who are looking to get a guaranteed income from their telecom equipment or who need a capital sum.

Eddie Glover, Chairman – Faversham Town Football Club
Faversham

Hassocks Football Club

The early and relatively trouble-free completion was I think predominantly due to the efforts that Ian put in to understand the Football Club and its workings. This included paying us a pre-season visit to meet me and to see the ground personally, which I am sure helped in the greater scheme of things. If I hear of other local clubs wishing to sell off their mast holdings, I will recommend you as a potential purchaser.

David Knight, Acting Treasurer – Hassocks Football Club
Hassocks

Wyke Green Golf Club

Following completion of this transaction, may I quickly write to thank you for all your hard work in bringing this matter to a successful conclusion.

When the Golf Club first looked at capitalising the rent stream from our mobile telephone masts, we of course looked at all the Companies dealing in this sector of the industry, so as to ensure the best return for our members. We therefore arranged to meet with a number of these Companies, including of course, yourself, from the London Office of APWireless.

There are not many occasions in life where, after one meeting, you know instinctively that this person and this Company will deliver on its’ promises. This was one such occasion. Our trust and confidence in APWireless was certainly not misplaced, leading to a transaction that was always handled with honesty and integrity from start to finish.

It has allowed us to invest in the future of the Golf Club for the next generation.

Andy Heath, Finance, Admin. & Company Secretary – Wyke Green Golf Club
London

Barry Muscle & Fitness Gym

I met with my APWireless representative in early March, who then reviewed the existing leases and came back with proposed Heads of Terms within 24 hours. Negotiations progressed in a timely manner and agreed within 10 days. Solicitors then instructed and matter completed with cleared funds before Easter. 6 weeks start to finish, couldn’t be happier and I would recommend APWireless to anyone. Their openness and professionalism was second to none.

Guy Sillett – Barry Muscle & Fitness Gym
Barry

Forfar Westend Junior FC

APWireless are an excellent company to deal with. The process was made easy by them and we had no problems. We received great customer service from our APWireless representative, who was always available to answer any questions we had and to help us with the details.

Brian Burns – Forfar Westend Junior FC
Forfar

Taunton Town Football Club

I can highly recommend APWireless as a company. The deal was completed 5 weeks after we accepted an offer and I can not praise my APWireless representative and APWireless highly enough for his professionalism, knowledge and accessibility. Questions were answered quickly, efficiently and always in a courteous manner and nothing was too much trouble. Our Solicitor was also highly complimentary about my APWireless representative and APWireless which is always a positive sign!

Kevin Sturmey, Chairman & Chief Executive – Taunton Town Football Club
Taunton

St Mirren FC

From initial discussions through to legal completion the experience with APWireless was a positive one. Tracy explained the process clearly and kept the Club up to date with the process throughout. We would definitely recommend APWireless to other football clubs looking to capitalise on any masts within their grounds.

Brian Caldwell, Chief Executive – St Mirren FC
Paisley

Silksworth Comrades Club

Tom did a presentation in front of approx. 30 members and their questions were comprehensively answered. The members voted to proceed and the process was straightforward. He provided practical advice and APWireless were able to advise and tailor the funding in a manner that suited the club’s needs. We received our funds within the timescales explained and we have maintained a good relationship with APWireless.

Keith Kennedy, Secretary – Silksworth Comrades Club
Sunderland

South Shields National Unionist Workmen’s Club

Following our first conversation through to completion I found APWireless to be exceptionally helpful. Tom communicated the business premise to me in a professional manner and the process following agreement proved straightforward.

Jeffrey Storey – South Shields National Unionist Workmen’s Club
South Shields

Barley Mow Working Mens Club

From the initial correspondence, Tom and APWireless provided all the answers we required to our questions in a clear and concise manner. The deal ran smoothly and worked out perfectly for all the parties involved.
I would not hesitate in recommending APWireless, and Tom in particular, to any business or Club looking for a new business opportunity to assist finance.

Jim Maddison, Secretary – Barley Mow Working Mens Club
Birtley

Catchgate R.A.O.B. Club

A very beneficial exercise for the Club. Delighted to have dealt with APWireless and Tom Gannucci. Could not have asked for a more professional service which delivered all that was asked. I also found APWireless to be very flexible with their approach.

Ivan Cox, Secretary – Catchgate R.A.O.B. Club
Stanley

Newtongrange Star FC

I have to admit to being sceptical at first but following Tom’s presentation and willingness to provide the information required to satisfy our Clubs business needs, the process ran smoothly and delivered everything we could have asked for in the timescales offered.

Gordon Stanners, Secretary – Newtongrange Star FC
Midlothian

Whitburn Juniors FC

Tom explained the process to our Committee and outlined the sums that APWireless would be prepared pay. Once we agreed to their proposal, Tom was simple and straightforward to deal with, and delivered exactly what he had promised. Not only did Whitburn FC welcome much needed capital but it was also handled in a very professional manner on a friendly and personal basis.

Ian Sherlock, Secretary – Whitburn Juniors FC
West Lothian

Gilmerton Miners Club

A very worthwhile exercise, the cash injection came at an important time for the Club and we were delighted to have been approached by Tom at APWireless.

Ross Dickson – Gilmerton Miners Club
Edinburgh

Parkside Bowling Club

APWireless and Tom Gannucci delivered exactly what they said they would from Day 1. A joy to do business with and would recommend to all.

William Luke, Secretary – Parkside Bowling Club
Edinburgh

Cathays WMC

APWireless approach could not have been better timed regarding the potential purchase of our lease with Vodafone. Having lost the revenue from the recently decommissioned H3g installation the Club were fearful of the same thing happening with Vodafone. Discussions with Emyr were clear and open from the outset and the deal has secured the future of the Club.

John Barry, Secretary – Cathays WMC
Cardiff

Grimsby RUFC

APWireless acted quickly, efficiently and professionally in all their dealings with us. We had a dedicated personal point of contact throughout and Gary was happy to come to us as often as we needed him to in order to discuss any questions or concerns. He ensured that the committee all had a good understanding of the matter so that we were able to unanimously agree to do business with APWireless. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with them.

Rich Harrison, Honorary Secretary – Grimsby RUFC
Grimsby

Halfway and District Bowling Club

We found APWireless very helpful when it came to sub-leasing our telecoms mast. We would recommend them to any other landlord looking to do this. They were always available to assist us, answer any questions and they ensured the process was completed smoothly.

Halfway and District Bowling Club
Cambuslang

Aspull RFC

Thank you to the APWireless team for their approach, diligence and commitment in securing their tenancy agreement for the mobile mast site at Aspull Rugby Club. Due to bank consent issues, it proved to be frustrating and time consuming for our clubs committee, but credit to the APWireless people they showed patience and tremendous support and eventually with their help the deal was successfully concluded.

Aspull RFC
Wigan

Llandudno FC

APWireless approached the club at the time we were looking for funding to provide a 3rd generation turf at the club, which will provide improved facilities and the viability of the club. APWireless were upfront and clear at the outset advising on what they could provide. A second offer from a competitor did come on, however APWireless’s offer as a package and personal touch was our preferred bid. They managed the legal process extremely efficiently so that funds were in place as soon as all necessary third party consents were obtained. Furthermore APWireless have offered a sponsorship scheme to the club post completion as such we could not be happier.

Llandudno FC
Gwynedd

Hartlepool Rugby Club

The Club held many Committee meetings to discuss ways to increase the Clubs revenue over the long term and decided to do this by extending and renovating parts of the Club. We weren’t aware of APWireless at the time of receiving our Letter from Tom Gannucci therefore we held a meeting with Tom to discuss matters. Tom’s integrity shone through at our meeting as he explained the different options available. The Club has already experienced one of two masts being decommissioned at short notice, therefore all in all the APWireless deal made a lot of sense. We have minimised the risk of the annual rent and taken control of our funds.

Keith Dobson – Hartlepool Rugby Club
Hartlepool