Andy Kenny

  • Colleagues Mourn Sponsorship Expert Andy Kenny

    Tributes have been paid to Andy Kenny, the head of CAA Brand Consulting London, a sports marketing subsidiary of Creative Artists Agency, following his sudden death at the end of last year. This article was published by Sportcal last week. Kenny, who was 42, suffered a fatal heart attack in the week before Christmas. A popular and widely respected sponsorship executive, Kenny had led CAA's UK-based sports and entertainment operation, formerly known as BrandRapport, since the start of 2016, servi...

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  • Bankruptcy For Former London Scottish Director Knight

    Former London Scottish rugby ace-turned-financial services entrepeneur Greg Knight, who is famed for his links to celebrities such as Gabby and Kenny Logan, has been declared bankrupt, according to the London Evening Standard. Knight, whose Welbeck Wealth Management firm in the City collapsed into administration last year, was well-known in Scottish business circles in the capital. He was one of the management team at the famous London Scottish rugby club who nursed it back to financial health...

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  • Baillie Out And Lynch In At London Scottish

    London Scottish have announced that CEO Kenny Baillie is to leave the club this summer with current club president, Rod Lynch, taking over from him.  During his two years at the club, Baillie has overseen the Exiles' rise from eighth to fifth to third place in the Greene King IPA Championshipthe and this season the club achieved its highest league finish for 16 years. On his decision to leave, Baillie said: "London Scottish is an inspirational rugby club and it has been an honour and a privile...

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  • Martin Appointed CEO Of New Zealand Football

    Andy Martin, who only left London Irish as CEO around a week ago, has been appointed as the new chief executive of NZ Football. He oversaw a project that led to the sale of London Irish's base in Sunbury and re-location to a new training ground followed by the successful buy out of the club by a consortium of Irish businessmen. He was selected for his new job from a panel of 179 potential candidates worldwide. "I am excited by the many opportunities and challenges facing New Zealand Football...

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  • Baillie Takes Reins at Scottish

    London Scottish have appointed former Glasgow Warriors player and chief executive Kenny Baillie as the club’s new CEO. The ex Scotland Under 21 international will take over from Tony Copsey, who has left to take charge of nearby London Welsh, but he will not take up the post until 1 March and club president Rod Lynch will act as interim CEO until then. Baillie, who was the youngest CEO in European rugby at Glasgow, will have the challenge of building on the club’s position in the RFU Champio...

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  • Face-To-Face With... Andy Baker

    Running Rugby spoke to Andy Baker of Trys Rugby, a business based on non contact 5/6-a-side touch and tag rugby and is within the "innovation in sports" participation sector. Similar in concept to the successful 5-a-side football market dominated by Goals Soccer Centres and Powerleagues Football business models, Trys Rugby is aiming to capitalise on a perceived gap in the market and the anticipated buzz around the sport in the UK this year with the Rugby World Cup in the autumn. We spoke to Andy...

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  • Shuter Joins Wakefield Board

    Wakefield Trinity have announced the appointment of Andy Shuter to the board as a non executive director with specific focus on marketing and new business partnerships. Andy Shuter is a local businessman born and bred in Dewsbury, and based in Wakefield for the last 10 years with many contacts around the city. He said, “I’m really excited to be coming on board at Wakefield Trinity. Being locally born, I’ve always taken a keen interest in the club, and the job that has been done here over t...

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  • brandRapport Announce Change Of Ownership

    ... company revamp, brandRapport has also developed a new Brand Planning & Insight model, widened its Digital & Social Media offering, expanded both its Communications & Events teams and set up a ‘Social Sponsorship’ division. Managing director Andy Kenny said: "Our agency belief is that brands can build and maintain trust by making a real difference to their customers, communities and colleagues – and our new look and feel reflects our expertise and energy in creating and deliver...

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  • QBE Invest Further Into Rugby Union With Glasgow

    Business insurance specialist QBE has signed a one-year sponsorship deal with Scottish rugby union club Glasgow Warriors.Sports Pro Media have reported the deal to be worth £46,000. The QBE logo will appear on the back of Glasgow's playing shirts during the team's games in the RaboDirect PRO12 and Heineken Cup.Glasgow Warriors chief executive, Kenny Baillie, said, "We’re thrilled to announce a leading brand like QBE as a Glasgow Warriors sponsor. We’re delighted they have recognised the m...

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  • CAA Acquires Brand Rapport & Synergy Extends Canterbury Link

    ... including Allianz and LV. The company will now operate as CAA Sports Consulting London. 25 employees will be based in CAA’s London office in Hammersmith. Working under the leadership of Global Head of CAA Sports Consulting Greg Luckman, brandrapport’s Andy Kenny will serve as Head of CAA Sports Consulting London, guiding the team’s efforts in the U.K. “Corporate consulting is a growth area for CAA Sports, and in the four years since we moved into this space, we have assembled an indust...

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