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Lansdown Club Events Spark Business Between Members

Bristol Sport business members Gordon Poole Agency Ltd and Hudson Business Accountants join forces after meeting at Lansdown Club events.

After crossing paths at several Bristol Sport networking and Big Sports Speaker events at Ashton Gate Stadium, Lansdown Club members James Poole and Della Hudson have sparked a new business relationship.

“Having been with the same Bath based firm of accountants for over 15 years, we decided that we would like to work with a chartered accountant who was Bristol based,” said James Poole of Gordon Poole Agency Ltd.

“Having attended all of the Lansdown Club’s  ‘Big Sports Breakfasts’, I was made aware of a fellow member – Della Hudson who was also at the breakfast events.

“We made contact with Della, had a successful meeting and have now appointed Della’s company as our accountants.

“The Lansdown Club networking events have proved to be very successful for my business, and in this case, has brought two like-minded businesses together, to form what will hopefully be a long lasting working relationship.”

Originally established in 1963, the Gordon Poole Agency has been supplying Celebrity Entertainers, Keynote Speakers and Guest Speakers to International Organisations, Media Corporations, PR Companies and to thousands of private individuals around the world.

Pictured above: James Poole poses with GPA client Baroness Karren Brady after her speech at Ashton Gate Stadium in November 2016. 

“We were delighted to be approached by Gordon Poole Agency Ltd when they were looking for a new accountant who could also help them to modernise some of their financial systems,” said Della Hudson, Founder of Hudson Business Accountants.

“James and Jill came along to one of our Xero training workshops and we migrated their software early this month.

“Bristol Sport not only gave us the introduction but means that we share a common interest in local sport so we are pleased to be supporting the team at Gordon Poole.”

Hudson Business Accountants and Advisers are a modern firm of chartered accountants specialising in growing businesses. They provide an end-to-end service from bookkeeping and business accounts to business advice and audit.


Pictured above: Della Hudson with her team at Hudson Accountants. 

The firm was established by Della Hudson in 2009 and recently moved to larger premises in Nailsea to accommodate their growing team. Della is proud to support grassroots sport as an athletics coach at North Somerset AC and sponsor of Nailsea Girls JFC and Nailsea, Backwell RFC as well as Bristol City WFC.

Become A Member

The Lansdown Club is one of the fastest growing business memberships in the South West.

It was created by Bristol Sport to inspire business growth through the power of sport, providing an environment for like-minded businesses to discuss, share and follow sport and business together in a welcoming environment.

The new packages allow national and local companies to watch live sport, grow their business and connect their employees for an affordable monthly membership starting at just £99 per month. There’s also no contract.

Matchday tickets, exclusive access to the brand new Business Lounge in the newly developed Lansdown Stand, invites to member-only networking and Big Sport Speaker events are all just some of the privileges available to members.

For more information contact the Business Memberships team via 0117 963 0600 (option 2) or e-mail hello-memberships@bristol-sport.co.uk.

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