The return of Lighthouse Club Pattaya

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After an absence of about 5 years, Lighthouse Club Pattaya (LHC) has risen from the ashes and recommenced with their networking evenings under the concept of ‘back to the pub’.

Phil Hull of North Star Marketing with Stephan Cocker GM D&W (Asia).
Phil Hull of North Star Marketing with Stephan Cocker GM D&W (Asia).

Jameson’s Irish Pub was the chosen venue for this comeback and was held on Friday the 2nd of December. The entry price included free-flow beer and wine, along with scrumptious finger food.

Many years ago LHC was the place to meet up on a monthly basis. It provided good networking opportunities in a social atmosphere, it attracted generous sponsors, but most importantly the profits went to supporting children who have been orphaned or disadvantaged by the building trade.

However, for whatever reason, LHC came to an end and in its stead various other networking events started to pop up.

Lighthouse is a global organization that adheres to certain standards and the new team behind LHC Pattaya is determined to provide an alternative form of networking.

Mark Thomson, director FBA Gomyl, Frank Elfring, Thyssenkrupp Elevators’ branch manager, and Gavin Perfect, Nova Group’s senior project manager.
Mark Thomson, director FBA Gomyl, Frank Elfring, Thyssenkrupp Elevators’ branch manager, and Gavin Perfect, Nova Group’s senior project manager.

Although not a great turnout for this first event, it did highlight the difference between LHC and other networking events where most of these attract developers and sales executives. Lighthouse attracts companies who design and manufacture lifts, provide bespoke wooden flooring, project managers and companies that specialize in importing and distributing high quality and innovative products. All of these are good contacts for entrepreneurs, investors and perhaps individuals who are looking for good quality tradesmen in order to build their dream home here in Thailand.

The sponsor for this event was Tudor Group Thailand, who are well into the build process of their flagship project: The Cube. They were represented by Mark Rogers who said that over the past few years the networking scene had slowed down considerably; the reemergence of Lighthouse signified a first step in bringing that back together again.

Regular networkers Rodney Charman and Mark Bowling.
Regular networkers Rodney Charman and Mark Bowling.

He added that Tudor Group had chosen Lighthouse because of the correlation between the building trade and the children who needed help due to the fact that their parents work in that environment.

Gavin Perfect and Mark Thompson are the guys responsible for the relaunch of LHC and were behind the original club here in Pattaya, when the events were held in pubs and bars as opposed to 5 star hotels.

The plan is for Lighthouse Club Pattaya to be held on the first Friday of every month at various locations about the city. Future events will be published in the Pattaya Mail.

Siammitsui Sales Engineer Manager Akeporn Munsaki.
Siammitsui Sales Engineer Manager Akeporn Munsaki.
Landlord Kim Fletcher, Mark Thomson, director FBA Gomyl, and Mark Bowling.
Landlord Kim Fletcher, Mark Thomson, director FBA Gomyl, and Mark Bowling.