Management Buy-Out


After running FirmBalls for the past 6 years, our Managing Director, Sam Thomas, as completed a managment buy-out from close friend and business partner Hamed Ovaisi.

Sam said: “I am delighted with the outcome. It has been great working with Hamed and building this business over the past six years – a business that I am passionate about and love.

“I am looking forward to continuing FirmBalls’ growth and take it to the next level.”

Since coming on board in 2013, Sam has helped to grow the business to over 20 venues nationwide, as well as introducing other sports such as golf leagues. Soon, he will add pool leagues to enhance FirmBalls’ portfolio and continue with its premise of Networking Through Sport. 

Hamed said: “With my various other business interests, the time was right for me to step away from FirmBalls, the business I started back in 2011. It’s been a pleasure to work with my good friend Sam and see him take the business to another level over the years and I would like to wish him all the very best for the future success of FirmBalls.”