Our Partners

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ACCENTURE

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations, with more than 375,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.

As Official Technology Partner of the RBS 6 Nations Championship since 2012, Accenture has delivered a series of innovative digital solutions, that have allowed the Championship to respond to the changing needs of its fan-base.

Accenture has created and enhanced the official Championship mobile app, whilst combining the highest quality data with innovative analytics, data visualisation and virtual reality, enabling fans to see beyond the match data and bringing them closer to the action of Rugby’s Greatest Championship.

For more information visit www.accenture-rugby.com, follow @AccentureRugby and download the official Championship mobile App.

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AFTERSPORT LTD

AfterSport Ltd is the Official Property Investment Group of the RPA.

AfterSport provides a bespoke one-stop service, identifying and acting upon secure quality property investments. They aim to provide their clients with financial security through property, whilst also ensuring that each stage of the investment process is carefully handled by their in-house experts.

To find out more about AfterSport Ltd please visit http://www.aftersport.co.uk/

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AVIVA

Aviva is the Official General Insurance and Pension Partner of the RPA. The partnership extends Aviva’s reach directly into rugby’s professional playing community and underlines their comprehensive commitment to the game, from grass roots and youth rugby programmes to the professional game and its players.

Visit the Aviva website at www.aviva.co.uk/

“Our partnership with the RPA is an exciting extension to our core sponsorship Aviva Premiership Rugby. This partnership will have direct and lasting benefits for the players who are at the heart of our sponsorship. The players are what make the game on the field what it is – exciting, compelling and entertaining. We are looking forward to working with them off field in a way that will make a real difference.”

Hayley Wallace, Sponsorship Manager, Aviva

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BMW

BMW Group VIP Sales are a dedicated division that provides bespoke services to VIPs from the world of sport.

Clients benefit from dedicated sales teams who can help with everything from organising finance quotations, to arranging nationwide delivery of vehicles, and as players now have more opportunity to join teams outside the UK, BMW Group VIP Sales can also provide help and advice on import/export and tax free benefits.

“It is great to become the official Car Partner for The RPA. BMW and MINI have an excellent and compelling proposition to offer their members. The team here have an outstanding knowledge of the needs of professional sports people and we know that this will prove to be a great success.”

Matt Boyles, General Sales Manager for BMW Group International and Specialist Sales

For more information about BMW please visit http://www.bmw.co.uk/en/index.html

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CHAMPAGNE BOLLINGER

Champagne Bollinger is the Official Champagne Supplier of the RPA, supplying its prestigious Marque to guests at a range of events such as the RPA Players’ Awards and the RPA Players’ Lounge.

Established in 1829 by Jacques Bollinger, Champagne Bollinger is one of a remaining houses still family owned. Benefitting from ownership of 164 hectares of vineyards in the finest Premier and Grand Cru sites, the highest quality of fruit is secure. The range of Champagnes produced is led by the benchmark non-vintage Bollinger Special Cuvée, distinctive for its Pinot Noir driven blend, and use of blended reserve wines from the 600,000 magnums stored in the cellars in Äy.

To find out more about Champagne Bollinger please click here http://www.champagne-bollinger.com/en/GB/

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FIDELITY ENERGY

Fidelity Energy are proud to be the official Energy Partners of the RPA.

As a 100% impartial Energy Broker, our mission is to cut the cost of your business’ energy usage. Fidelity Energy offers a free-of-charge, no-obligation service and thanks to significant leverage with all the main energy suppliers, we are able to provide the best rates from some of the biggest names in the energy market.

We typically save our customers 10-20% and with our dedicated Account Management team we will make sure that you never roll onto expensive Out-of-Contract rates again. We also offer Forward Procurement up to 5 years in advance so you can guarantee savings regardless of when your current contract ends.

Let us help you choose the energy provider with the best deal for you and the needs of your company.

For more information, please visit www.fidelity-energy.co.uk or feel free to contact James Benning on 0203 805 7721 or 07703 832 757 or at James.Benning@Fidelity-Energy.co.uk

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HSBC

HSBC is the Official Banking Partner of The RPA and is also the naming partner of the HSBC England Sevens Player of the Year award at The RPA Players’ Awards in association with England Rugby.

HSBC became the inaugural title sponsor of the IRB Sevens World Series in 2010, complementing the bank’s existing, long term investment in rugby (both Sevens and Fifteens) around the world which includes the British & Irish Lions Tour to Australia in 2013, the Hong Kong Sevens and the Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens.

HSBC’s commitment to the RPA includes a range of banking and financial services as well as engagement with The RPA Personal Development Programme (PDP).

To learn more about HSBC please visit http://www.hsbc.co.uk/

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KPMG

KPMG signed as the Official Tax Advisory Partner of the RPA in May 2013, as part of a 4 year partnership agreement. As part of the relationship KPMG receive access to all RPA members, offering current and former players preferential rates on tax and advisory services.

KPMG operates on the global market with a network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services; working closely with clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. KPMG member firms can be found in 155 countries. Collectively they employ more than 174,000 people across a range of disciplines.

For more information on KPMG please visit https://home.kpmg.com/xx/en/home.html

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LG ELECTRONICS (LG)

LG Electronics (LG) are an Official Supplier to the RPA after joining as a commercial partner in May 2013.

Established in 1958, LG is a global leader and technology innovator in Home Entertainment, Home Appliances, Mobile Communications and IT Solutions, employing more than 82,000 people working in over 110 operations, including 81 subsidiaries around the world.

As part of the association with the RPA, LG acquires exclusive designation and marketing rights as the Official Consumer Electronics Supplier of the RPA. LG products, including the brand’s revolutionary OLED & ULTRA HD TV’s, are displayed at the RPA Players’ Awards Dinner and other RPA events.

Please visit http://www.lg.com/uk for more information.

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LV=

LV= are the title sponsor of the LV= Young Player of the Year Award at the annual RPA Players’ Awards. The 2015/16 recipient of the award was Saracens’ enforcer, Maro Itoje.

LV= employs over 5800 people and serves 5.5 million customers with a range of financial products. They are the UK’s largest friendly society and a leading financial mutual.

When they started in 1843 their goal was to give financial security to more than just a privileged few and for many decades were commonly associated with providing a method of saving to people of modest means. Today they follow a similar purpose, helping people to protect and provide for the things they love, although on a much larger scale and through a wide range of financial services including insurance, investment and retirement products.

Visit http://www.lv.com/ for more information.

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PRO SPORT INSURANCE

Pro Sport Insurance Services are the proud sponsor of the RPA Rugby Open.

As a specialist insurance broker, Pro Sport Insurance has developed unique relationships with many of the UK’s top insurers and offers professionals or sports people a bespoke car or home solution to meet individual needs.

Pro Sport offers an enviable account management service to provide personal support to our RPA members 24 hours a day to answer queries or help in the event of a claim. If you are looking for personal expert insurance advice rather than trawling the internet, simply call ProSport Insurance on 0333 005 2547 quoting the RPA.

For more information please visit http://www.prosportinsure.com/HeroPage/

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RICOH

IT services company Ricoh are the Official Managed IT and Document Services Partners of the RPA.

Ricoh is a global technology company specialising in imaging equipment, document management systems and IT services. They use their expertise to offer RPA members work experience opportunities through the Personal Development Programme (PDP) as well as taking advantage of the RPA’s excellent hospitality and events programme.

Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

For further information, please visit www.ricoh.co.uk

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THE SUNDAY TIMES

The Sunday Times is the Official Newspaper of the RPA.

Visit the Sunday Times website at www.timesonline.co.uk/

“The Sunday Times has an outstanding heritage regarding the coverage of rugby and our decision to extend that support into a formal relationship with the RPA and their members has been of tremendous benefit to the paper.”

Alex Butler, Sports Editor, The Sunday Times

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TOWERGATE INSURANCE

The RPA has been working closely with Towergate Insurance and Aviva to increase player protection in the unfortunate event of suffering a career-ending injury or illness.

Towergate Insurance has helped to create an exclusive product with Aviva Insurance that allows players to enhance their Career Ending Lump Sum Personal Accident and Illness Insurance protection to supplement those benefits already provided under the Joint Professional Players’ Insurance Scheme (JPPI).

Please visit Towergate insurance at http://www.towergateinsurance.co.uk/

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SUPERSTARS

Superstars are an Official Supplier to the RPA and provide charity auction items and services to a variety of RPA events, such as the RPA Players’ Awards, to maximise the live and silent auction results.

Superstars offer unique product together with auction management services that deliver a more efficient and profitable event for their clients.

With over 10 years’ experience, Superstars takes pride in supplying a knowledgeable and highly professional service alongside the most comprehensive selection of both iconic and topical product, together with exclusive ‘money can’t buy’ and once in a lifetime experiences.

To find out more please visit http://www.superstars.co.uk/

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