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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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 Wales v France - Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

And so it all came down to the match that many predicted would be the Grand Slam decider – Wales against France. A poignant minute’s silence was impeccably observed before the start of the match, in memory of Welsh great Melvyn Davies who died yesterday.

Many felt that Wales had the advantage… but having lost to England and a draw against the Irish many said the French had little to play for. On the other hand, others said the Welsh side had ridden their luck throughout the championship. None the less, if the home side could match the French Pack and the ultimate prize would, surely, be theirs.


A slippery surface meant that the game was never going to be one for the purists… and it proved to be the case. A frenetic start from the Welsh, was countered by France trying to slow things down and counter attack…

Wales won the early kicking, but it was the French that got on the scoreboard first, with three points from a penalty conceded by Gethin Jenkins. Yashvili made no mistake with the boot.

Priestland missed an opportunity to pull Wales level a few minutes later – his penalty kick coming back off of the upright. Then, in the 21st minute, Lydiate suddenly turns a French ball over, and Cuthbert finishes well. Halfpenny converts to make the score 7-3.

A penalty on the half hour for Wales allows Davies to put in a great hit and then chases through on the loose ball. France were then penalised at the ensuing ruck, from which the Welsh add three more points to make it 10 – 3.

France predictably continued to plug away at their kicking game – at times it felt like we were on Centre Court, rather than the Millenium Stadium, and with a minute to go to the break Wales charged down an attempted clearance and won a penalty.

Halfpenny hit the post and Wales lad 10 – 3 at the break.

The French came out attacking early in the second half with a break by the backs, and added three posts as Wales conceded a penalty deep in their own 22 to make the score 10-6.

France get a rare-bit of quick ball just outside the Welsh 22, and tried an unsuccessful drop goal - leaving French supporters to ask the question, ‘Pour quoi?’

Both sides did their best to give their opponents possession midway through the second half, before Halfpenny kicks a penalty from inside his own half to give the Welsh a 13-6 lead.

The French pulled back three points from a penalty resulting from a scum deep in the Wales 22 in front of the posts to make it 13-9 midway through the second half…

But with 5 minutes to go, Trinh Duc throws the ball away after he is tackled into touch giving the Welsh a penalty.

A late Priestland misses attempting to drop a goal late on doesn’t matter and the Welsh add a well deserved Grand Slam to the Triple Crown.

The final score, Wales 16 France 9.