Wednesday morning, saw the latest Gloucester Rugby Business Breakfast take place at Kingsholm and saw record numbers attend the event.
Over 130 businesses gathered to hear all about the Rugby World Cup from Events coordinator Adam Balding. Adam played for the Cherry & Whites and experienced a superb career at the top of the game, and has now moved over to the business world to promote and coordinate the world cup in Gloucestershire.
Tayabali Tomlin were announced as new Events Partner to the club for 2014/2015 and Senior Partner Aynsley Damery addressed the room with a brief overview of how they got involved and work in partnership to support local businesses.
Helen Lennard, Marketing Manager for Events' Partner Tayabali Tomlin, had the following to say;
"We thought the first official Tayabali Tomlin and Gloucester Rugby Business Breakfast was fantastic! There was an excellent turn-out representing a diverse mix of local companies, and it was great making so many new acquaintances. We really look forward to the next Business Breakfast on Wednesday 6 August."
Thank you to all those that attended and we look forward to welcoming you to the next event on Wednesday 6th August when Stephen Vaughan, CEO of Gloucester Rugby will give a brief overview of the season going forward.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees, speaking to GRTV after the 35-10 over Zebre, was happy with the bonus point win over the Italian side but admitted Gloucester will need to tighten up for the return fixture in Parma.
Matt Kvesic was a try scorer and recipient of the Man of the Match award in Sunday's 35-10 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over Zebre. He praised the Italian side for their spirited opposition and admitted that next week's return game will be a tough one.