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  • Wasps appoint Eastwood as CEO

    ... appointed former RFU finance director Nick Eastwood as their new chief executive officer in the wake of the recent takeover of the club. Eastwood, who was finance director at the RFU for more than a decade and has also worked for The Body Shop and accounting FIRm Arthur Andersen, will take up the reins on a permanent basis later this week from interim CEO David Thorne. The ICAEW-qualified accountant helped the RFU to increase its net worth from £35m to £180m and improve from a £5m loss to a...

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  • Bristol stick with Capita Symonds

    Bristol Rugby have announced that the property consultancy FIRm will continue as the Championship club's main sponsor.A sponsor of the professional rugby union outfit since 2004, Capita Symonds logo will continue to feature on the front of Bristol Rugby's playing shirts for the 2011/12 season.Capita Symonds will also be entitled to brand exposure on banners and signage at the Memorial Stadium, the home of Bristol Rugby Club. Neither parties have released financial details however the deal is bel...

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  • Commercial

    ... market as dual benefits for recruiters and job candidates. The site has over 10,000 registered candidates from around the world and 750 rugby employers. We cover news, views, career moves, case studies and best practise that will inform and empower. We FIRmly believe that it’s dedicated people who run rugby and their enthusiasm for the task drives progress. We also hold that the business lessons from the elite clubs and governing bodies are scalable and can help mid-tier and grassroots operat...

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  • Club Accounts - Be prepared

    ADRIAN HOUSTOUN, partner at top 20 accountancy FIRm Kingston Smith LLP, says that clubs should be prepared for the unexpected and avoid needless financial pressure in these difficult times.   The recession will be a challenging time for the management of sports clubs and surviving it is a bit like parachuting – you have to prepare as much as possible, take a leap into the unknown and hope that you land safely. In the last issue of Running Rugby I looked at income-generating ideas, but there a...

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  • Stuart Gallacher - Scarlets RFC

    Stuart Gallacher, chief executive of the Scarlets will be leaving the Welsh region at the end of this season after 13 years at the helm. Gallacher, 62, whose connections with Llanelli rugby go back over 40 years when he FIRst played for the club in 1965, has informed the board that he will not be seeking to renew his contract which concludes this May.  “This has been a hard decision for me to make after so many years connected with Llanelli as a club and region and is something that I have be...

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  • RR speaks to Robin Bye

    ... shoe with his CV attached to the sole asking to get his ‘foot in the door’’ impressed Deakin and he was brought on board. “I joined Sarries at a really exciting time. After spending a few months working on projects I  joined full time and my FIRst day at work was two days after their Tetley’s Bitter Cup Final win in 1998. “Everything was new and Saracens were achieving so many FIRsts. Initiatives such as the CashBack Scheme, the community programme, the matchday experience…and th...

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  • RR speaks to Eamonn McManus

    ... start of a Super League season of a staggered start which makes it impossible to market the launch of SL. Event he game itself involves one team that haven’t even started their season relative to a team that is part way through. What I would do is FIRstly it should be very atttractive to TV take the prize money that you were going to give to fourth fifth sixth seventh and eighth, they would get nothing and don’t deserve anything. If St Helens came foruth I would  not expect my playes to be...

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  • Mark Rigby - London Wasps

    Mark Rigby, former club captain, player and current board director at London Wasps, has been appointed executive chairman. Rigby, former CEO of commercial property services FIRm Lambert Smith Hampton, will lead the club through 2009 taking responsibility for playing and commercial activities as well as advising on the proposed new stadium complex for the club.

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  • Pitch problems?

    ... provided the capital outlay to place 16 tractors strategically around the country, operated by major clubs or contractors, that can be accessed as part of the aeration programme at around half the cost of doing so commercially. For example, Wiltshire FIRm Ecosolve cover large areas of the South and South West from their base in Malmesbury. In 2008 Ecosolve visited 37 rugby clubs at least once, working on 57 pitches and eight training areas in Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, W...

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  • Crunch time for Clubs

    ... Once we have these customers coming to our grounds, we need to make sure we retain them. We need to provide them with outstanding customer service, which includes ensuring that: a) the customer experience is good – this includes everything from the FIRst telephone call they make, to how they are treated at the turnstile, to the product on the field! b) they are communicated with on a regular basis. Finally, once we have them as customers, we need to focus on what their wants and needs are and...

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