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In conversation with Simon Evans, Head of Communications for Heathrow Express

In conversation with Simon Evans, Head of Communications for Heathrow Express

Simon Evans, Head of Communications for Heathrow Express, explains the strategy behind their new headline sponsorship of the England Sevens team and USA Rugby. What demanded such a high-profile partnership? The biggest challenge of our business is letting our customer base know about our service before they land at Heathrow, as it’s 70% business travellers [...]

The RBN chats leadership and management with ex Australia Cricket coach, John Buchanan

The RBN chats leadership and management with ex Australia Cricket coach, John Buchanan

After a record-breaking 8-year stint leading the Australian Cricket side, which included two World Cup wins and an Ashes whitewash, John Buchanan is now a successful business coach. Here, John answers our questions on the parallels between sport and business and the keys to successful leadership. How did you get into coaching? I always played [...]

Interview with Ex-England Women’s Rugby Captain turned entrepreneur, Catherine Spencer

Interview with Ex-England Women’s Rugby Captain turned entrepreneur, Catherine Spencer

Catherine Spencer, capped 63 times for England and captain at the last World Cup, spoke to the RBN about juggling a career with amateur international rugby and her exciting new business,Inspiring Women. Tell us about your new venture? I’m about to launch an agency called Inspiring Women, which will act as a platform for inspirational [...]

Do you have a story to share?

Do you have a story to share?

With over 19,000 members and events programmes in 50 cities worldwide, there are few better platforms on which to display your expertise or tell your story than The Rugby Business Network’s dedicated website. We’re always looking for advice or stories, in writing or multimedia, that will be broadly interesting and informative for the members, so [...]

What does it take to be world-class in sport or business?

What does it take to be world-class in sport or business?

At last month’s RBN Leeds Headingley event, we collared Simon Hartley of www.be-world-class.com and, at the risk of appearing to lack imagination, asked him to tell us what he thought were the key factors to achieving ‘world-class’ status in sport or business. Click below to hear his response.  

London Wasps skipper, Chris Bell, on how rugby is shaping his future career and the challenge of this weekend’s Stinger at Twickenham.

London Wasps skipper, Chris Bell, on how rugby is shaping his future career and the challenge of this weekend’s Stinger at Twickenham.

Wasps and England Saxons centre, Chris Bell, will be leading out Wasps against Gloucester at Twickenham this Sunday in what will be their biggest match of the season.  We caught up with him on the physio bench to discuss career, captaincy and big match nerves. How did you become a professional rugby player? I started [...]

RBN Sydney announces May event with World Cup winner Marty Roebuck.

RBN Sydney announces May event with World Cup winner Marty Roebuck.

RBN Sydney will be back at The Rugby Club in May for a networking event that will feature World Cup winning Wallaby fullback, Marty Roebuck. Marty will discuss his fascinating career, from when he represented the New South Wales Waratahs and the Australian Wallabies while working as a physiotherapist, winning the 1991 Rugby World Cup, [...]

California dreaming with the help of rugby.

California dreaming with the help of rugby.

If ever there was a case of rugby’s values transcending the sport and benefitting entire communities, then the Oakland Warthogs are it.  The club, based in Oakland, California, exists to give opportunities to young men from disadvantaged backgrounds that they would otherwise never have. The programme, run by RBN member Kevin Sullivan, teaches young men [...]

The Rugby Business Network set the stage this week for another successful event in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Rugby Business Network set the stage this week for another successful event in Cape Town, South Africa.

The venue was the Toad & Josephine, a beautifully restored historical building on the banks of the Liesbeek River, right next to Newlands Rugby Ground in the heart of Newlands suburb. Mathew Pearce, Supersport’s star commentator, was the MC for the evening and kicked off the formal events by introducing Nic Haralambous, the techie turned [...]

Rob Oates, Commercial Director of Leeds Rugby, on how rugby’s values benefit its partners.

Rob Oates, Commercial Director of Leeds Rugby, on how rugby’s values benefit its partners.

At RBN Leeds’ recent event, hosted by Leeds Rugby at Headingley, we managed to corner Rob Oates, Leeds Rugby’s Commercial Director, and asked him why rugby is such a good sport for businesses to get involved in.    Watch the video below for his answer.  

Chicago, Cheltenham & Gloucester, Murderball and 1974 Lions RBN events all set for the coming weeks.

Chicago, Cheltenham & Gloucester, Murderball and 1974 Lions RBN events all set for the coming weeks.

RBN Chicago will hold their spring event, to be held at Chicago Marriott Oak Brook, on Wednesday 16th April.  Mark Kaufman, founder and president of Athletico, will be sharing what he learned while growing a multi-million dollar business, how the local rugby community helped and the key factors in his continued success.  Click here to [...]

Harbour Lights Shine Brightly for RBN Sydney.

Harbour Lights Shine Brightly for RBN Sydney.

Around 130 RBN members enjoyed some enthralling speeches and stunning views this evening during a sold-out event at the Sydney Harbour Marriott. Introduced by ex-Wallaby prop, Adrian ‘Moose’ Skeggs, Hayden King, Chief Operating Officer at BT Investment Management, an ASX listed company which manages over $60bn of investments, kicked off the evening. Hayden spoke on [...]

San Diego joins the party with first RBN event.

San Diego joins the party with first RBN event.

Simon Terry-Lloyd, VP of Cresa, welcomed guests to Encinitas Ranch Golf Course for an evening of networking that featured a speech from Kevin Dalzell, the ex-US Eagles scrum-half who also had spells at European giants Brive, Clermont-Ferrand and Bath. Kevin, who now runs Dalzell Group, explained that one of his key influencers was Jack Clark, [...]