A Week in the Life of Gary Cockaday MD 4Sports Group
28th March 2013
... Comments

Gary Cockaday is the hard working MD of the 4Sports Group in Norfolk.

He has a great team of staff and a huge range of orders coming in.

This is Gary's diary of the week gone by:

"Another week full of kits, staff and workwear, trophies and school hoodies, no one day quite like the other!

This week we have quoted for a kit for a Pro Handball Team ... having recently quoted Mersey Tigers a Pro Basketball Club based in Liverpool – the power of the internet!

Our client list is huge; including some of the County's biggest: Norfolk FA, Active Norfolk, Norfolk School Sports, Easton College, City College - the list is long;

Last week we secured the order to produce 1200 printed T-Shirts for the FA's Soccer on the Sands.

On Saturday we ran a full workshop (we are normally open Monday to Friday) with Dan, Jack and Tom finishing three kits for Norfolk County FA – which will be worn by the finalists of the County Cups, three of which are played at Carrow Road.

I am very proud of my team; Harry who heads up 4trophies – this week delivering 500 made to order medals to the South Norfolk Youth League - will pop in over the weekend several times to re-load our two engraving machines. Dan, Jack, Sarah and Tom are all prepared to come back after tea to get the jobs finished on time!

Our in-box is always full of happy emails, quoting opportunities, boxes arriving, jobs to be done, the weird & wonderful to be found, printed swim caps etc and, of course, we get about 500 calls regarding our telephone & electricity charges ... if I had a pound for every canvassing call received I could retire ...

This morning a call at 7.50 from one of the Norwich schools (we supply a few with sports kits, GCSE & A level PE) saying

“Absolutely delighted with the ski trip hoodies; please thank your team”  

So; to Sunday, the proverbial day of rest, finds me with a joint of Pork roasting, Aunt Bessie's on standby and clearing my in-box of the usual spam ready for a hot start Monday, ... amongst the usual weekend rubbish a quote request for a new kit from one of our favourite cricket clubs, a sample request from a new workwear client and 2 orders confirmed – Monday suddenly seems even closer!

With Easter looming ... a chance for my team to have a very well deserved break; I hope you all have a very enjoyable break!

About the Author

Chris and Sara G

Member since: 10th July 2012

We own thebestofnorwich and are always on the look out for interesting things that are happening in Norwich, great local businesses and your views about anything local.

Popular Categories