Our Partners

Argentex

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 £5billion 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/

BMW

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

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/

CB

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/

LG

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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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 endorsed 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 product ranges that make Mammoth the ultimate health mattress, visit www.mammothmattress.com

ProSport

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/

rICHOC

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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SANLAM UK

Samlam 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 nearly 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

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/

tOWER

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/

YOUR GOLF TRAVEL

Your Golf Travel is the world’s largest golf travel company, specialising in golf breaks and golf holidays to more than 3,500 destinations across the UKIreland,Europe and the rest of the world.

Our exclusive offers extend to some of the most popular golfing destinations in the world. In the UK, these include four-time Ryder Cup venue, The Belfry, and host of the 2010 Ryder Cup, The Celtic Manor. For those travelling overseas, there is the ever-admired, award-winning La Manga in Spain, the original Algarve golfing escape, Penina, and even championship golf experiences at tour venues such as SawgrassPebble Beach andTPC Scottsdale.

From bespoke golf tours to tournament experiences, including The Masters at Augusta NationalThe Open Championship and The Ryder Cup, we offer a huge range of options to suit every golfer.

To find out more please visit www.yourgolftravel.com

RPA BUSINESS CLUB

Current RPA Business Club Members include:

Blake Morgan

Burleigh Travel

Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

Howard Kennedy

Santa Teresa

Sport Mobile

For more information please contact Elissa Middleton on emiddleton@theRPA.co.uk or 020 3053 6683