Rugby Business Network Bath – Launch Event
Tuesday, 3 September 2013 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST)
Bath, United Kingdom
The Rugby Business Network is the world's largest business networking community where business people with a passion for rugby can help each other in business and in life both online and face to face at events all around the World.
Join us for the first ever Rugby Business Network to be held in Bath on Tuesday the 3rd of September at Jika Jika - the city centre based café owned by England and British Lions Rugby stars Lee Mears and Matt Stevens. The event will be a chance to network just ahead of the start of the new Premiership season with business people from the south-west who share a passion for the sport and to take part in a question and answer session with three Bath Rugby stars of past and present. A charity raffle and draw will also be held with proceeds going towards the Bath Rugby Foundation.
The Q&A panel:
Full-back Nick Abendanon burst onto the scene during the 2006-07 season, scoring 10 tries in 24 first-team appearances for Bath Rugby and now holds the club’s record number of first team full back appearances. Nick earned his first England cap in South Africa – the country of his birth – in June 2007.
Nick has a keen interest in the business world alongside his rugby career and has just completed the second year of his degree in Leadership and Management. He has also just set up PTLSports, a company aimed at providing sporting gap years to school leavers.
Lee Mears was a hugely successful hooker for England and Bath who retired from the game in 2013. Lee has a range of business, media and coaching interests including jointly running JikaJika together with Matt Stevens, now at Saracens Rugby.
Lee spent 16 years at The Rec, making 268 appearances, and has been capped 42 times for his country. He was selected for the 2007 World Cup and also played in the 2009 Lions tour of South Africa and made the XV for the first Test in Durban.
Richard is a qualified lawyer and former player, having played for Bath, Newport and Leeds during his career. During his time at Newport, Richard also served as a Player Representative on the Board of the Welsh Rugby Players Association. Richard formerly practised at Clarke Willmott’s Bristol office. He has also advised the RPA on legal issues during his time at Clarke Willmott.
Richard delivers the Player Development Programme to players at Bath Rugby and London Irish.
Format of the Evening:
18.00: Start, networking, canapés
19.00 – 19.45: Q&A panel
20.00: Raffle draw
We look forward to meeting up with you at what will surely be a successful and highly entertaining evening.
When & Where
Nine Feet Tall and Mogers Solicitors and Aldermore
Nine Feet Tall, based at No.1 Queen Square, are experts in business transformation with proven experience of delivering complex change projects across multiple industries and sectors.
Differing from other consultancies, Nine Feet Tall delivers projects with passion, empathy, accountability and leave lasting value. Crucially, Nine Feet Tall take the approach of developing a partnership with their clients, looking to achieve goals together.
The team has a broad range of skills and knowledge yet share the same desire and conviction of consistently delivering measurable results clients. Clients range from small, local firms to larger blue chip organisations including: Aon, Barclays, NHS, Laing O’Rourke, Thomson Reuters, Sanctuary Housing, Bath Rugby, Tesco, Camden Council and the list goes on.
Mogers Solicitors based at 24 Queen Square, Bath, is a full service law firm focused on building long term client relationships. Recognised as a leading law firm in Chambers UK 2013 our clients benefit from an expertise normally associated with much larger city firms at a cost that offers excellent value. To learn more about Mogers’ services visit www.mogers.co.uk
Aldermore, launched in 2009, offers straightforward products to its consumer and business client base. It provides funding to a range of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) across the UK via commercial mortgages, asset finance and invoice finance products. The South West region of Aldermore is represented by the team based in central Bristol who serve all the major conurbations of the South West and Wales. They have a wealth of experience in providing the very best tailor made financial solutions to businesses across all funding requirements and all industry types. Since its inception, Aldermore has lent over £1.6billion to SMEs across the UK.