Leyton Williams

  • Greene King Become Main Sponsor At Worcester

    ... have been a prominent partner of Warriors for more than 10 years. Greene King IPA, the flagship beer of Greene King, has links to Worcestershire and is also the main sponsor of English rugby's second tier, The Championship. Warriors head of partnerships Leyton Williams said: "This is a really exciting time for the Warriors commercially. "Following on from the announcement of our new kit supplier (UnderArmour), we now have the country's leading pub retailer and brewer adding their brand to the f...

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  • Reds Miss Out on Stadium Sponsor

    Manchester Evening News have reported that motor dealers, the Williams Group, have pulled out of securing naming rights for Salford Reds’ new stadium.Williams, the BMW specialists, were in pole position to take charge after agreeing a lucrative five-year deal with both Salford city council and landowners, Peel Holdings.However additional signage costs for the stadium’s roofs on top of initial costs were then reported to be too high, forcing the Williams Group into a U-turn. This now leaves t...

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  • Face-To-Face With... Dave Williams

    Rugby agent and manager of Big Bug Sports Dave Williams talks about the state of agents in modern day rugby and how the industry has changed over the years since he became involved in representing players. He also lends his expert opinion on the so-called 'exodus' of players to France and discusses issues of player sponsorship, the salary cap and contract insurance.

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  • WRU Appoint New Stadium Manager

    The WRU has announced that its new stadium manager will be 42-year-old former Lieutenant Colonel Mark Williams. Williams will replace Gerry Toms, who stood down at the start of June having been in charge for over a decade since 2002, and he will have the task of managing all operations for the Millennium stadium. Originally from Glynneath in South Wales, he has 20 years of experience as an officer and has served on tour in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Bosnia and Iraq. He was decorated for his acti...

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  • Davey Becomes Chairman Of Logan Sports Marketing

    Conor Davey, former Global CEO of Williams Lea, is replacing Jim Hytner, Global COO of IPG Mediabrands, as chairman of Logan Sports Marketing. Conor spent over 20 years building and growing Williams Lea gaining a wealth of experience which Logan Sports Marketing (LSM) director Dan Zaltzman says brings “a new perspective that is already helping us shape the business looking forward.” LSM’s Founding Director, Kenny Logan feels the transition for the company will be a smooth one, saying “I...

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  • Face-To-Face With...Dave Williams

    Commercial director of Running Rugby Dave Williams talks about the day-to-day objectives and challenges of running a rugby business news website. He discusses the origins and purposes of the site and its growth as a business, as well as the ongoing demands to reach out to new audiences.

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  • Haven Holidays to Support Hemel Stags

    The Hemel Stags have confirmed that Haven Holidays are to be their main sponsor and key corporate partner for the 2013 season. Tom Williams (pictured, far left), community manager at the club said, “To have such a big employer and well known British brand on board here is an illustration of how great an opportunity we have to build something positive in Hemel.” The Hemel Stag’s stand will be built next week and the preparations for next year are in full flow, the club plan to announce meth...

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  • Rugby Figures Honoured In Queen’s Birthday List

    A host of important figures behind the scenes in rugby league and union have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, including former RFL chairman Richard Lewis. Lewis, who spent 10 years at rugby league’s governing body before leaving to become chief executive of The All England Lawn Tennis Club in April last year, has been made a CBE for services to sports administration. He said he has been “fortunate” to have worked in the sport and thinks it is now “in a very good pl...

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  • Stags Look for Stability Before Growth

    For many clubs, a rapid rise of the like the Hemel Stags have experienced would, for some, be an opportunity to sit back and look at they’ve achieved. However, with the clubs debut in Championship 1 just around the corner, there’s still plenty to work on to build on their recent successes. Running Rugby spoke to Tom Williams, community manager at the club to see what they have planned for the future. The sentiment was clear; the focus is on long term success. Having previously been let down...

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  • Behind the brand - Puma

    WHO ARE THEY? Puma are one of the world’s leading sports/lifestyle brands. Their aim is to ‘fuse fashion with sports performance and be at the forefront of both those categories’.   WHAT'S THE HISTORY? Rudi Dassler worked for his brother Adi, founder of adidas, before setting up his own company in Herzogenaurach, Germany in 1948 which became Puma.   WHO'S THE BOSS? Jochen Zeitz, who was a former marketing executive at Colgate-Palmolive Co. Zeitz became Puma's marketing chief in 1991 and...

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