OUR PARTNERS

The RPA has established strong partnerships with a number of leading brands. Follow the links below to find out more about our partners, or if you are interested in partnering with us, contact emiddleton@therpa.co.uk.

ALL SPORT INSURANCE

All Sport Insurance offers a refreshing new approach to insurance for sports professionals, semi-professionals, clubs and sporting associations. All Sport provides a bespoke concierge service offering a one stop solution for all of their client’s insurance needs be it personal or business insurance. Being aware that motor and home insurance can often be expensive and difficult to obtain for sports professionals, All Sport can secure competitive and comprehensive solutions from their selected panel of insurers.

With over 75 years’ experience in the sporting and insurance arenas All Sport’s team, led by Andrew Pearce and Geoff Derham have an in depth understanding of the life of sports professionals and therefore tailor plans to meet the needs of their clients and their families.

All Sport strive to provide exceptional service, offering personal contact seven days a week, fifty-two weeks of the year taking the hassle out of insurance and leaving our clients to focus on their sporting performance.

For more information please visit: http://www.allsportinsurance.co.uk

Argentex

Argentex LLP, Europe’s largest owner-managed foreign exchange broker, is the official foreign exchange partner of the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA).

In providing foreign exchange services to clients across the globe, Argentex has developed a distinctly bespoke suite of online capabilities, structured products and analytical experts.

Backed by Sir John Beckwith’s Pacific Investments, Argentex transacted more than £10billion of currency last year for corporate and private clients globally.

Harry Adams, Managing Director of Argentex said: “We have initiated and retained strong links within the rugby community. Whether assisting players repatriating wages back home, or helping those transitioning from rugby into finance, Argentex’s commitment to the sport is clear. We are delighted to be supporting RPA members, and are confident that this will be a productive relationship for all involved.”

For more information please visit: https://argentex.com

Barclays

With over 325 years’ experience of helping individuals achieve their ambitions, Barclays are well positioned to understand and support the financial needs of their clients.

They provide RPA members with access to banking, savings and mortgage products and services to meet their needs.

For more information please visit: https://www.barclays.co.uk

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 bmwvip.co.uk

CANTERBURY

Canterbury of New Zealand was established back in 1904 when John Lane, Pringle Walker and Alfred Rudkin began producing woollen garments deep in the Canterbury Province of New Zealand.  Before long, they were making uniforms for the army during the First World War, and they earned themselves a reputation for manufacturing tough, durable kit.

So much so, the legendary All Blacks rugby team approached them to produce rugby attire in which they could play.

The rest as they say is history; Canterbury of New Zealand outfitted the All Blacks team for over 75 years and is now the largest dedicated rugby brand in the world.  Canterbury currently supply kit to numerous high-profile national rugby teams; British & Irish Lions, England Rugby and Ireland Rugby, as well as leading clubs such as Leinster, NZ Warriors and Bath Rugby.

For more information please visit: https://www.canterbury.com/

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/

EMIRATES HOLIDAYS

Built around a team of extremely passionate destination experts, Emirates Holidays is the tour operator supporting the internationally renowned Emirates airline. Specialising in Dubai, Indian Ocean and South East Asia, it provides premium, tailor-made holidays to a wide range of amazing long-haul destinations.

For more information please visit: www.emiratesholidays.co.uk 

GAUCHO

Gaucho restaurants have undergone a transformation of late, now revelling in a new era with a new culinary direction under a new under new management and ownership.

Still the finest beef around (from the lush Pampas of Argentina in case you didn’t know), new menus continue to be revealed with the most recent version featuring interpretations of dishes which have been loved at Gaucho in London and the UK for almost 25 years, considered ‘Classics’. A selection of dishes - ‘Nuevo’ - have also been introduced and are a reflection of the innovation and creativity which has inspired a new generation of chefs and emerging restaurants now celebrated across Latin America.

To find out more about Gaucho please click here https://www.gauchorestaurants.com/GB/

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.

MAMMOTH

The Science of Comfort.

Mammoth has a clear vision: to improve health and wellbeing through comfort, recovery and relaxation.

We bring cutting edge health products to the mattress and seating markets using advanced technologies and proven materials derived from British healthcare.

Our products are scientifically tested under laboratory conditions, informed by industry experts and backed by world leading organisations. And we’ve won awards for our innovations in the field of pressure relief and postural support. We work in partnership with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and world-renowned sleep experts to make sure that we care for both your body and your mind.

Whether it’s athletes looking to make performance gains, a busy mum wanting to make the most of limited sleep or an elderly individual in desperate need of sleep without pain, the solution always starts with our unique Medical Grade Foam™.

Think of it like this: the average person spends a third of their life asleep – time that maintains and improves their state of health. Put into that context, getting the right mattress is one of the most life-changing purchases you can make.

To find out more about the technologies and products available to RPA members visit: www.mammothperks.co.uk/rpa

PKF FRANCIS CLARK

PKF Francis Clark’s Sports Division provide bespoke tax and accountancy expertise, and is acknowledged amongst the top professional services firms in the Sports Sector.

They have extensive experience in assisting individuals (from UK/overseas) and Clubs in Premiership Rugby. Boasting technical experts from an array of sporting backgrounds, our team provides tailored advice to clients across a wide range of sports including Premiership football, cricket, athletics, sailing, golf and motor racing.

They advise on all UK taxation; from contracts/P11D items to tax enquiries, image rights, endorsements, settlements, testimonials, moving to/from the UK, international appearances and business ventures.

PKF Francis Clark provide an unrivalled proactive approach to tax planning throughout your sporting career, enabling you to focus on playing rugby.

To find out more about their professional sports services visit www.pkf-fcsports.co.uk

SANLAM UK

Sanlam UK provide financial planning and investment management services, geared to meet your specific needs and requirements. Whether that’s spending more time playing rugby or more time with your family, they’ll help you get there.

Their UK wealth management business is part of Sanlam Limited, the international financial services group, which has been serving clients around the world for over 100 years.

They have a strong reputation for innovative product development and design, first class customer service and forward thinking investment management. And they benefit greatly from the expertise of the global group and its collective experience, deepening their knowledge and strengthening our offering to you.

Sanlam UK is an organisation built on one single shared vision, namely, helping you achieve your financial objectives.

For more information please visit https://www.sanlam.co.uk

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/

TAYLORMADE GOLF

TaylorMade Golf, founded in 1979 by Gary Adams, has led the golf industry’s technical evolution and is a leading manufacturer of high-performance golf equipment and golf balls. The company’s mission has always remained the same: Create the Best Performing Golf Products in the World. With industry-leading innovations with Injected Twist Face and products like M5 and M6 metalwoods, P700 Series irons and TP5/TP5x golf balls TaylorMade Golf products have been used to win hundreds of professional golf tournaments around the world and is the choice of some of the best players including Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, John Rahm, Rickie Fowler and Tiger Woods.

 TaylorMade Golf is delighted to be the Official Golf Supplier to the Rugby Players Association. As an RPA member you can upgrade to the latest discounts at a significant saving from RRP. For more information on the current range please visit www.taylormadegolf.co.uk.

Contact: Carl Maughan

Tel: 01256 408739

Email: carl.maughan@taylormadegolf.com

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.

We feel Towergate Insurance Brokers, understand our sport and share our passion for player welfare.

They have been providing insurance cover and protection to professional rugby players for over fifteen years.

Through our partnership, the Joint Professional Players’ Insurance (JPPI) Scheme was established, in conjunction with the RFU and Premier Rugby, to provide Personal Accident Insurance Cover to RPA members.

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

TWELFTH MAN

TwelfthMan is our official creative partner and was responsible for the RPA brand strategy and visual identity. 

TwelfthMan is a creative agency that combines a love of sport with a passion for brand and design. It creates brand identities, experiences and fan engagement for many of the world’s largest sports companies, competitions and federations including the UEFA Champions League, Premier League, The Open, FEI, Champions Hockey League and the International Tennis Federation.

Founded in 2015, TwelfthMan is based in Shoreditch, London. To find out more visit: https://twelfthman.co/.