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RBN Bristol Meets the Bhubesi Pride While RBN Sydney’s on Cruise Control

RBN Bristol Meets the Bhubesi Pride While RBN Sydney’s on Cruise Control

Two more inspirational and highly social events have been announced for next month, offering RBN members the chance to hear from speakers as diverse as one of Australia’s leading business women, an international referee and a man on a mission to use rugby to empower disadvantaged communities across Africa. The Rugby Club in Sydney will [...]

Marriott Marble Arch Making a Difference

Marriott Marble Arch Making a Difference

Richard Hider, Director of Sales and Marketing at London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch, tells the RBN about an innovative CSR programme and a rather good offer for RBN members. How did Marriott Hotel Marble Arch first become involved with the West London Day Centre? We wanted to get involved in a local charity that we [...]

Old Whitgiftians’ Odyssey of Remembrance

Old Whitgiftians’ Odyssey of Remembrance

Last month, ten members of Surrey One team Old Whitgiftian RFC spent four days visiting the graves of the club’s players who fell in World War One.  Here, RBN member Jonathan Bunn tells us the story behind an emotional journey. What caused the interest in the players lost during World War One? Our current skipper, [...]

Sevens Stars Launch Event and Andy Goode Looks After the Ladies.

Sevens Stars Launch Event and Andy Goode Looks After the Ladies.

A group of International Sevens stars will be hosting an evening of entertainment in the City of London on Thursday 21st August.  With the aim of raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, the evening, held at The No 1 Sports Bar, will follow Saracens’ pre-season friendly against the Ospreys at the HAC, with players from [...]

Rugby’s values can shine brightly on even the darkest days.

Rugby’s values can shine brightly on even the darkest days.

I recently attended the wedding of one of my old team mates with whom I’d shared some great times (both on and off the pitch) at Bedford, Coventry and London Welsh, where I’d propped and he’d leant on my backside in the second row.  On a day that proved to be one of contrasts, I [...]

Rugby to the rescue in Belize

Rugby to the rescue in Belize

Bestselling author and businessman, Tony Gillings, is bringing rugby to Belize.  He told the RBN about the task in hand. How did you end up in Belize? I was stationed in Belize in 1982 at the start of the Falklands Conflict.  I soon fell in love with the place and extended my tour three times [...]

William Ayot on how poetry combines creativity with structured thinking

William Ayot on how poetry combines creativity with structured thinking

William Ayot is an award-winning poet, playwright and creative consultant. He was a co-founding director of Olivier Mythodrana, is chief executive of NaCOT, Poet-in-Residence at the Oxford University Saïd Business School and teaches on the AMP (Advanced Management Programme) at INSEAD. He has worked with church, political and business leaders on four continents and his [...]

Dual-code legend, Jason Robinson, on his new life in business.

Dual-code legend, Jason Robinson, on his new life in business.

Jason Robinson achieved pretty much everything possible during his glittering career in league and union.  Below he discusses how he now applies lessons learned on the pitch to give him an edge in business. How’s life treating you since your retirement? Life is good; I’m enjoying my roles as Ambassador for TXM Recruitment, Wilson James [...]

Video: London Rugby Business Network at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Video: London Rugby Business Network at Baker & McKenzie LLP

The Rugby Business Network is the largest and most successful business network in the world for people with a passion for rugby. Our members help each other at networking events all over the world and also help each other online through our LinkedIn Group called The Rugby Business Network. Here is a video from London [...]

RBN Gearing Up For a Global Season

RBN Gearing Up For a Global Season

After a brief hiatus, The Rugby Business Network is set to stage nine events over the next three weeks, from San Diego to New South Wales and many places in-between.

Video: Highlights from our latest London Rugby Business Network Event – 30th July 2014

Video: Highlights from our latest London Rugby Business Network Event – 30th July 2014

Video highlights from our latest London Rugby Business Network Event held on 30th July 2014 with Jimmy Gittins and a whole host of other influential people.

Mark O’Brien, Hays Recruitment on Challenges, Supporting Charities & Premier League Talent

Mark O’Brien, Hays Recruitment on Challenges, Supporting Charities & Premier League Talent

I hear you have a boxing gym set up in your offices – what’s the idea behind it? My MD wanted to get the Directors involved more as a fitness challenge so he decided to set up a pop-up boxing ring in our offices. Shane McGuigan holds regular training and sparring sessions with 12 of [...]

Cathryn Hayes, HSBC Bank’s Head of Franchising Offers Expert Advice on Taking on a Franchise

Cathryn Hayes, HSBC Bank’s Head of Franchising Offers Expert Advice on Taking on a Franchise

Could you let us know why taking on a franchise could be more beneficial than starting a standalone business? There are several advantages to taking on a franchise. One of the main ones is that it offers you an opportunity to build up an asset of your own once you’ve been awarded the franchise and [...]