Monthly Archives: June 2013

It’s All About The Cricket…


Bates Office are proud to be sponsoring David Masters this summer, and thrilled that Masters has been awarded a benefit year this year.

The 34-year-old has been the main stay of the Essex bowling attack since joining from Kent in 2008. The 2011 season witnessed a master class from Masters as he led the way with wickets domestically taking 93 victims.

Masters said: “The 2013 season is going to be an exciting year as being rewarded a benefit year is a privilege and huge accolade for any county cricketer.

“I would like to thank the club and the members for all the support I’ve received over the years and for awarding me with this benefit year.”

Essex Cricket chief executive, David East said: “David has been a great servant to the club since his arrival from Kent in 2008. He has produced performances at the highest calibre for the county and deserves the distinction of a benefit year for the 2013 season.

“I’m sure I can say on behalf of all the members and staff of Essex Cricket that it has been great watching David, especially his inspirational performances in the 2011 season where he was awarded with two end-of-season club honours. We wish him the very best for his important year ahead.” (excerpt taken from the Ipswich Star)

Look out for the Bates logo on his wristband and bat in one of the many televised matches.

You can also keep up with Masters by following him on Twitter or Facebook

30 Seconds With…

Every so often I’m going to interview a member of Bates staff in a segment called ’30 Seconds With…’

First up is the lovely Owen from the Crayford office:


What do you do at Bates? Implementing user profiles for the online ordering systems, troubleshooting for the online system, ordering IT peripherals, general dogs body.

How long have you worked here? Just over 12 years.

What’s the best thing about working here? A nice, friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

And the worst? The train journey; at best it’s 1 hour 30 mins each way.

What’s your favourite piece of stationery? Are you serious? I just sell the stuff, I don’t dream about it!

What do you want to be when you grow up? If I grow up, darling!

What is your guilty pleasure? I’m partial to Puccini.