The Rugby Business Network Event 20th February

Gloucester_LogoYoung players entering the game, players transitioning out of the game, Rugby For Heroes, the Rugby World Cup and all things Gloucester Rugby were on the menu for Thursday’s Cheltenham & Gloucester Rugby Business Network event.

The evening was once again held at the Mercedes-Benz showroom in Cheltenham and more than 80 businesses attended. Hendrix and the team at Mercedes-Benz looked after us well providing refreshments as well as a fantastic venue. In between networking and viewing some of the amazing cars on display there was a great line up of speakers who spoke on a variety of topics.

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Nominate Someone To Spend The Day As the Bristol Rugby Club Mascot

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A BIG thank you to all those who attended the launch of the Bristol Rugby Business Network on Wednesday 6th November.

It was a great turn out with nearly 100 rugby players and business owners alike in attendance.

And of course, thank you to Mercedes- Benz Bristol too who hosted the event- those cars were very well positioned!

Spurred on by the great prizes-a signed rugby ball and 2 Bristol Rugby Matchday Packages -donated by the Bristol Rugby Community Foundation there was great support of the evenings raffle. The grand total raised on the night was £204.50 which has gone directly to the foundation which supports the key fundamentals of a successful rugby union.

Simon Torr, Premier Choice Group, was the lucky winner of one of the Bristol Rugby Matchday Package, which involved spending the day as the club mascot;

“I was very surprised as I don’t usually win things like this.

“There was one thing I had my eye on, but it wasn’t in the draw- The Mercedes SLS AMG in the corner of the showroom at Mercedes Benz of Bristol- another day maybe!”
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Launch of the Rugby Business Network, Bristol

Bristol RBN LogoWednesday, 6 November saw in the successful launch of the Rugby Business Network in Bristol which bought together the great rugby sportsmen of Bristol with local business owners.

The sold out event welcomed nearly 100 attendees to Mercedes Benz, Bristol, who not only sported a large networking area- with some very nice cars, but provided the drinks and nibbles too.

A round of 10 minute question and answer sessions with 3 keynote speakers was had which included Bob Reeves- President of the RFU and director of the foundation of leadership through sport, Ben Breeze- Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Rugby Community Foundation and Lionel Hurst – CEO of the All Golds, the only professional rugby league team in the South West.

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5 key benefits to attending a conference

SocialSharingOnline or offline there are contacts to be had. The key to this is to attend a relevant conference and begin networking.

Businesses come in different shapes and sizes, all of which have different strategies to meet their business targets.

A growing business needs new business. And new business needs new talent. It’s an on-going process.

Online and offline networking work in harmony because you can build up relationships with other conference attendees, prior to an event. As such, this is a key feature of a Mix Marketing Conference is that once you have registered and paid to go along as an attendee of the conference, you will be granted permission to update your profile on the Mix Marketing Conferences website. This means that other attendees, via secure log in, can see as much (or as little) information about you as you want and of course, you can see their profiles too. Continue reading

‘Push’ and ‘Pull’ marketing- 5 tips on how to make them work together

5 StepsThere are two types of marketing- push and pull- and depending on what business you are in, the type of marketing collateral may differ, but the objective is very much the same.

If you are sending out brochures, direct mail or email, then you are promoting to sell products/ services to retailers, wholesalers and, indeed, prospects. This is ‘push’ marketing.

Designed specifically to build demand and generate business for your products and services, ‘pull’ marketing targets prospects. With any luck, those prospects will come full circle and become a paying customer.

But when push comes to pull, how can we make them work together?
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Launch of the Rugby Business Network Cheltenham & Gloucester

Transferrable skills from rugby into business, the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia and the life and times of a professional player during pre-season were just three of the topics discussed at the launch of the Gloucester/Cheltenham Rugby Business Network at the Mercedes Benz dealership in Staverton.

Guest speakers Olly Morgan, of Gloucester and England, Daily Telegraph sports writer Graham Clutton and Josh Frape, the former Gloucester player and current Player Development Manager at the Rugby Players Association, fielded a number of questions from local business people as the evening attracted more than 80 people to the showrooms.

The Rugby Business Network is the largest and most successful business network in the world for people with a passion for rugby. There are currently more than 13,500 members on LinkedIn and Gloucester and Cheltenham was the 44th city to launch a Face to Face Networking Group. Continue reading