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What’s the point of Sports Hospitality anyway?

Let’s be honest about things; when a client or a supplier accepts an invitation to spend the day with you at a major sporting event, they are not coming primarily for the pleasure of your company. That is not to say that they do not enjoy your company, but would they leave their family or their workplace to spend a day with you under different, less entertaining circumstances?

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A way of thinking...

Did you know that there exists a philosophical approach behind our success?

Did you know that a hell of a lot of careful thinking goes into every event that we deliver? We believe that this is why, after more than two decades, we are still in business and have long standing and trusting relationships with our customers. 

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Six Nations Championship 2018

Centred right to left: Ireland's Mick Galway and Templeton's Justin Kelly. 
Just some of the Irishmen working hard at Twickenham on St Patrick's Day.


As the 124th edition of the tournament commenced, with the bonus point system still in swing, all eyes were on the team who could not only dominate the Six Nations Table but also attain the Triple Crown and Grand Slam, ensuring them an additional 3 bonus points.

Ireland had denied England the Grand Slam and Triple Crown last year. Tensions rise in the wait to see if England could go all the way this year as defending champions.

Few would have missed out on the action this year. 

At Templeton Events, we always have a Director present at all times to ensure everything is set up correctly prior to the arrival of you and your party, and to ensure the day continues to run smoothly throughout. Towards the end of the event, we ensure that nothing has been accidentally misplaced or left behind and return it safely to its rightful owner. We also provide personalised table placecards so you can plan in advance where you would like guests to sit during your lunch. Templeton Events offers consistency from one event to the next.

The results of this year’s 2018 tournament were as follows:

1. Ireland – 5W 0L – 26 points - Grand Slam and Triple Crown Winners

2. Wales – 3W 2L – 15 points

3. Scotland – 3W 2L – 13 points

4. France – 2W 3L – 11 points

5. England – 2W 3L – 10 points

6. Italy – 0W 5L – 1 point

Top try scorer this year was awarded to Ireland’s 21-year-old Jacob Stockdale, scoring 7 tries in total,
followed by Italy’s Minozzi and England’s May, who scored 4 tries each.


Here’s how [most of] the tournament unfolded: 

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Six Nations Championship 2017

Manu Tuilagi not playing for England at the France match at Twickenham due to injury - chatting with Templeton's Robin Mays. 

2017 Six Nations Championship was certainly a notable one
For the 123rd edition of the tournament, the 2017 Six Nations Championship was certainly a notable one. For the first time in the Six Nations, this year saw the introduction of the bonus point system in which a team scoring four or more tries in a match were awarded an additional league table point. In addition to this, a winner of a Grand Slam (all five matches) would be awarded three bonus points as so to ensure a clear Championship win. 

England had won the Grand Slam and the Triple Crown last year in 2016 – could they muster up the same strength and determination and do it again?

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Japanese Food for Dummies


1. Make your way over to a quality Japanese restaurant or if you're in London try Kiku.

Kiku restaurant is a contemporary Japanese restaurant on Half Moon Street in Mayfair known across London as one of the most authentic of its kind. The design of the restaurant is minimalist and dignified, a clear reflection of Japanese culture. The rooms are long and narrow, plainly furnished with light wood with rattan screens that stop it being monotonous. As we entered, the staff greeted us with a friendly welcome, allowing us to change our booking and sit at the counter for a unique view of the food preparation.

For the first few visits to Japanese restaurants, it is good to go to the more high end examples as you will be looked after very well and likely to feel comfortable about the experience. Soon you will be a natural. Being more relaxed you will enjoy the atmosphere, the subtlety of the flavours and begin to experiment with the more unusual menu choices for example sea urchin (Japanese word "Uni" pronounced oo-nee).

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Greenray Group Team Event, Edinburgh

St Georges day was spent in a sunny Edinburgh for a large contingent of the Greenray Group and their partners.

We hope you enjoy our short film of the event.

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Close to you - What's it all about?

Bacharach Reimagined...

Effortlessly Cool...

A seriously fun evening with Templeton Events...

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Royal Ascot - Dress Code


So another Royal Ascot comes to an end, and not just any Royal Ascot, but one held in the Diamond Jubilee year of Her Majesty The Queen.


In many ways, it was arguably the best Royal Ascot ever - not just because of the above, but with the performances of Frankel and Black Caviar, Frankie winning the Gold Cup, and a Royal winner to boot (all of which I am sure you have already witnessed or read about), the racing managed to overshadow the fashion. And it is the latter that I would like to briefly touch upon...


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The art of giving back

Is the Art of Giving Back is Good Business Practice... 

Honest and trusting relationships with our clients...
I’m a firm believer in what goes around, comes around. We’ve always tried our best to practise good business karma, and I believe that it has helped us enormously in forging honest and trusting relationships with our clients.

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Wimbledon - Surprise and Certitude

An almost equal measure...

As usual, Wimbledon this year mixed surprises and inevitability in almost equal measure. In the Men’s Championship, Rafa Nadal went out early to the dreadlocked Dustin Brown, although this should not really have been such a shock as Brown had beaten him last year in Germany.

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C'mon Andy!
(We know for many feelings for Andy are a little like Marmite)

Serious fun and entertainment in the heart of London's West End!

Off to view some local hotels...

Friday proved to be a busy day for the Templeton team – preparations for Royal Ascot and Wimbledon continued all morning but by midday we were off to view some local hotels to add to our popular London Theatre Evening Packages. The first hotel we visited was The Strand Palace Hotel, 372 Strand, London WC2R 0JJ. Upon arrival, it was clear to see that this hotel is a very busy place, which is not surprising when you consider that it has 770 bedrooms! Alas in any of the rooms that we visited, whilst they were in good repair, we felt the bathrooms were very much on the small side.

Good company & Irish Hospitality at its best – what more can you ask for?

So the French have a man in the quarter-finals of the French Open at Roland Garros, after Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Tomas Berdych on Sunday. For a while in the intermittent drizzle it looked as if the Frenchman would surrender a two set lead as fourth  seed Berdych came back to win the third, but winning five games in a row in the fourth saw Tsonga see off the comeback.

Roger Federer had his match delayed by rain, as did defending Ladies Champion Maria Sharapova. Many people among the crowd will have seen very little tennis over the weekend – not something that happens any more with us and our Centre Court Debenture packages at Wimbledon, as Centre Court has a roof!

So, with the Wimbledon Championships starting in only a few weeks, contact us now to secure your places.


"The French Open on clay and Wimbledon on grass provide the greatest contrast..."

Care for Your Internal and External Customers...

In the world of corporate hospitality it is common for a company to organise a special event that brings its customers together to celebrate success in business and to nurture relationships. However, it is less common that a company organises such an event for its internal customers; i.e. its loyal and hard working employees.

21st March 2015

The final day of the Six Nations, and three teams could still win the championship (theoretically France could have done too, but only theoretically). The result would come down to points difference. Wales had the most to make up, but they were playing Italy, albeit away. At half time they led just 13-14, but huge resolve and not a little skill saw them win 20-61, leaving Ireland needing to win their match by 20 points and England by 16.

Six Nations England v France

14th March 2015

Having beaten England at home, and with a final match away to Scotland, this was believed by many (including me, having watched Scotland lose to Italy) to be Ireland’s Grand Slam decider. It was also the occasion of Paul O’Connell’s 100th cap. A victory for Wales, on the other hand, would mean that the championship would come down to the last round of matches, and probably points difference.

28th February 2015

This was probably not the most enjoyable match I have ever watched. In fact it was pretty awful.

The two teams so far without a win in the competition were battling it out in what many were already predicting to be the Wooden Spoon decider. Scotland had lost quite narrowly to France and Wales, whereas Italy had been thumped by England and Ireland; so of course, people were predicting a Scottish win, ignoring the possibility that England and Ireland might have been stiffer opposition...

Saturday 21st February 2015

A break from the Six Nations rugby this weekend, as we were running the annual staff event for one of our best clients, a successful and expanding company that exports equipment, expertise and services around the world, and employs and values people who work hard and play hard - so it'€™s always fun.

A fine sunny afternoon for a VIP private guided group tour of Bletchley Park (where enemy codes were deciphered during World War Two) and the National Museum of Computing (also at Bletchley, and where codes were also deciphered). Confused? You will be... 


Don't Help The Enemy!
Image © Bletchley Park Trust

Italy v England Rome, 15th March 2014

 Italy International Rugby Bespoke VIP +London 意大利國際橄欖球貴賓

England went to Rome needing to win, and win by a large margin, if they were to put pressure on Ireland who were playing in Paris later on. Realistically they had to be aiming to win by at least sixty points to overcome Ireland’s superior points difference, bearing in mind the latter could win by at least two scores against a French team who have been less than impressive.