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An Interview with Adam Armstrong of Saatchi & Saatchi

An Interview with Adam Armstrong of Saatchi & Saatchi

Could you let us know a little about your current role at Saatchi & Saatchi and your involvement in meaningful and transformational talent projects? My role is pretty varied, which makes it all the more enjoyable. A key element is looking at how the advertising industry is changing and how Saatchi & Saatchi can stay [...]

The Clubhouse at The Misty Moon – The Perfect Meeting Place and Hospitality Venue in Twickenham

The Clubhouse at The Misty Moon – The Perfect Meeting Place and Hospitality Venue in Twickenham

It’s always refreshing to hear about people coming up with innovative concepts, so when someone does it by combining two favourite pastimes it’s a real bonus. I recently had a chat with Danny Yates, who’s just set up a prestigious hospitality venture a mere 15 minutes away from one of the country’s most iconic sport [...]

Jimmy Gittins on the Importance of Doing Things to the Best of Your Ability

Jimmy Gittins on the Importance of Doing Things to the Best of Your Ability

Where did you draw your strength from after your accident? I was lucky to have been bought up by great parents, whose influence of always doing things to the best of my ability really rubbed off. This influence has helped me through some pretty tough and dark times. It certainly had a large part to [...]

Osama Hirzalla on Enhancing Guest Experiences Through Mobile Initiatives & More

Osama Hirzalla on Enhancing Guest Experiences Through Mobile Initiatives & More

The London Marriott Hotel Twickenham boasts an enviable location within one of the country’s famous rugby stadiums and for those passionate about the sport, there’s a few real treats scheduled to take place over the next 12 months as things gear up for the Rugby World Cup 2015. I recently had the pleasure of chatting [...]

An Interview with Kieran Roche – His Thoughts on Life After Rugby

An Interview with Kieran Roche – His Thoughts on Life After Rugby

Players know that life after rugby can prove more than a little challenging. Not only does a well planned routine come to an end, whether abruptly through injury or by choice, but adapting to life on the “outside” can be rough both physically and mentally. I recently chatted with Kieran Roche on how he first [...]

Jill Maidment, Director of Natural Talent, talks about Company Growth & How it Impacts Existing Staff

Jill Maidment, Director of Natural Talent, talks about Company Growth & How it Impacts Existing Staff

Do you have any advice on how to reduce a negative impact on productivity when new people arrive on the scene? Most individuals resist change in the workplace; so in order to maintain levels of productivity, employee engagement and morale, as well as avoiding high attrition rates, ahead of any change within any organisation, it [...]

Max Lueck, Founder of 7 Bamboos Rugby, Talks about the Future of Rugby Sevens

Max Lueck, Founder of 7 Bamboos Rugby, Talks about the Future of Rugby Sevens

What inspired 7 Bamboos Rugby – could we have a little background history on how it all came about and the team working alongside you? The idea is based on the thought that there is a very fast growing global game (rugby sevens) one end of the spectrum without any real comprehensive development platforms on [...]

Interview with Tom Ryder, Head of Commercial Development at Worcester Warriors

Interview with Tom Ryder, Head of Commercial Development at Worcester Warriors

Promotion to, or relegation from, the Premiership provides an unusual set of business challenges.  Here, Tom Ryder discusses how Worcester are looking to keep building and return to the top flight at the first time of asking. Was there any panic at the club when relegation was confirmed? There was disappointment, but no panic at [...]

Nine Feet Tall’s Top Tips on Starting and Growing a Business

Nine Feet Tall’s Top Tips on Starting and Growing a Business

Nine Feet Tall were really pleased to be invited to talk at June’s Smarta Bristol event for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Alongside co-sponsors O2, Sara Tye, founder of Red Head PR, and Ed Brown, co-founder of ethical restaurant chain Friska, our very own Huw Jones shared with the attendees some of the learnings and reasons [...]

Ex-Wasps flanker Peter Scrivener on the challenges of marrying rugby and  business

Ex-Wasps flanker Peter Scrivener on the challenges of marrying rugby and business

In a 12-year career, Peter Scrivener played over 120 games for Wasps and represented the England A and Sevens teams.  He spoke to the RBN about his career and what players must look to do to leave rugby on the right path. When did you start playing rugby professionally? I was associated with Wasps when [...]

Scotland and Wasps Legend Kenny Logan talks business with the RBN

Scotland and Wasps Legend Kenny Logan talks business with the RBN

70-times capped ex-Scotland and London Wasps winger, Kenny Logan, talks to the RBN about how rugby helped him from his school days to his current role as a director of Logan Sports Marketing. What options did you have when you turned pro? I had to think differently to a lot of guys I played with [...]

Ex-Saint Mark Soden on Player Performance and Development

Ex-Saint Mark Soden on Player Performance and Development

Mark Soden captained several England age-group sides, up to and including the Under-21’s, and played over 100 Premiership games for Northampton Saints.   Here he talks to us about his work as a performance coach in rugby and business. Was rugby all-consuming when you played, or were you able to plan for your retirement from the [...]

Ex-England and Bath prop, Duncan Bell, on rugby, business and why he  should have played at 10

Ex-England and Bath prop, Duncan Bell, on rugby, business and why he should have played at 10

Duncan Bell played nearly 250 games in the Premiership and won 5 England caps.  Here he talks about how life after rugby can be tough even for guys with nearly 20 years of top-flight professional rugby behind them. How did you become a professional player? I was at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and playing for [...]