The Rugby Business Network Cardiff
Thursday, 30 January 2014 from 18:00 to 20:00 (AEDT)
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 relaunch of the Cardiff Rugby Business Network to be held on 30 January 2014 at the offices of Eversheds international law firm in Cardiff city centre.
The event will be a chance to network just ahead of the 2014 Six Nations Championship with business people from Cardiff and south Wales who share a passion for the sport. The event will include a question and answer session with record-breaking Welsh international and British Lion, Martyn Williams, and Dot Davies, presenter of BBC Wales’ Sport Wales progamme, with other special guests to be confirmed. A charity raffle and draw will also be held for The Princes Trust, Cardiff Blues’ chosen charity for the 2013/14 season and funds will be raised for Velindre Cancer Care.
The Q&A panel:
Martyn Williams MBE
Martyn, who started his playing career at Pontypridd before moving on to Cardiff and Cardiff Blues, is a true Wales and British & Irish Lions rugby legend, making his very popular 100th appearance for Wales in 2012 (only the 3rd Welsh player to achieve such a landmark). A regular captain of Wales and the Blues, Martyn was capped 4 times for the British and Irish Lions, awarded the MBE in 2012 and has been made an honorary fellow of Cardiff University. Since finishing his playing career, Martyn has developed a successful media career, being a regular guest on ScrumV, and is also forging a business career with Castle Court Wealth Management, co-founded by former Cardiff scrum-half, Andy Booth.
Dot Davies is best known as the presenter of BBC Cymru Wales’ flagship sports magazine programme, Sport Wales. Dot, who was born and brought up in Blaenannerch, near Cardigan in west Wales, is the pitch-side reporter for BBC Cymru Wales’ rugby programme for S4C, Y Clwb Rygbi, and is also a sports reporter on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru. After finishing her degree in Welsh and journalism at Cardiff University, Dot joined BBC Cymru Wales as a researcher in radio in 2001. She started her broadcasting career presenting radio sports bulletins and her big break came as a tennis and rugby reporter for BBC Radio 5 Live. Dot is pictured below interviewing Sam Warburton after Wales’ 6 Nations triumph in 2013!
Esther is the founder and Managing Director of Nine Feet Tall. Founded 9 years ago Nine Feet Tall is a change management consultancy that is different – less jargon and keeping it simple! Nine Feet Tall works with clients across all sectors to help get their businesses from where they are today to where they want to be! Nine Feet Tall are based from an office in Bath and has grown to a team of 25 and since the partners are both Wales based can legitimately claim dual nationality! Nine Feet Tall have strong sport to business connections with an international hockey player and an ex-professional cricket player among the team and also provide work experience, training and coaching to professional rugby players looking to move into business careers. Esther has recently won the business person of the year award and the business of the year award.
Format of the Evening:
18.00: Start, networking
18.30: Q&A panel
19.30: Raffle draw
We look forward to meeting up with you at what will undoubtedly be a successful and highly entertaining evening.
Please note parking at the venue is limited so priority is given to those with access needs. Parking spaces for other guests will need to be confirmed in advance email to firstname.lastname@example.org
When & Where
Eversheds, Nine Feet Tall and Castle Court Wealth Management
International law firm Eversheds operates as one team, from 45 offices in 26 countries. Our people share a distinctive culture which has deep client relationships at its core. Whether providing advice which is complex or straightforward, multi-national or local, an attitude of delivering only the very best underscores everything we do.
Recognised as the leading innovators in the legal sector, we continue to provide new legal and business solutions to meet the needs of our clients. Eversheds is about consistently great service wherever our clients need it.
Nine Feet Tall 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 range from smaller regional firms to larger blue chip organisations including: Aon, Barclays, the NHS, Laing O’Rourke, Thomson Reuters, Sanctuary Housing and Camden Council.
Approaching their 10 year anniversary in 2014 Nine Feet Tall have retained a unique team culture and plan to take the whole team to founder, Esther McMorris’, home country of Holland in May next year to celebrate the growth and plan for future success.
Castle Court Wealth Management are a specialised practice in financial planning and wealth management. Our core clients are centered around owner managed businesses, high net worth individuals and professional sportsmen. With each valued clients, we help identify and create a financial roadmap whilst addressing potential risk or challenges to future security. Our Business Owner and professional sports clients are building wealth with a definite timeline whilst our higher net worth clients are preserving and growing their capital base.
Building a long term strategy and relationship is pivotal and very much a core principle. Reliable and trusted advice helps our clients understand an ever changing economy. Regular reviews that highlight considered investment opportunities ensure that each client can set financial goals for income or capital growth .
Additionally, we assist businesses in the increasingly complex area of corporate financial planning, providing guidance on pensions, protection for directors or key shareholders, tax reliefs and aspects of exit strategy planning