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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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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.

Our base for the weekend was the Hawkwell House hotel, Oxford, the main building of which was the centrepiece of an early nineteenth century estate, and which has ample facilities to cope with an event of this size.
Although most people were scheduled to arrive on the Saturday morning, an advance party came on the Friday afternoon to check out the front bar of the hotel and do a quick recce of all the pubs in Oxford...we were joined by a few more in the evening just to confirm the findings of the first advance party.
On Saturday, people arrived at different times throughout the day, depending on what if any of the offered activities they had decided to do. Some went off to Bicester designer shopping village, others on the coach to Blenheim Palace, accompanied by the expert and charming Brian, who chose the scenic route so that the guests could have a quick guided tour of the buildings of Oxford on their way. They then had a guided tour of the Palace and grounds, which was very well received.
Others were taken down to Oxford for a walking tour led by the ever knowledgeable Fiona, taking in the main features of the city, and a visit to one of the colleges.
Some people flew in from Aberdeen and were transferred over from Heathrow, and a shuttle bus service ran every half an hour all afternoon to and from Oxford for those who wanted to see the city at their leisure.
The evening'€™s activities began with a champagne reception in the front bar and adjoining areas, and then it was through into the main suite for a four course dinner, wine and whatever else took people'€™s fancy -€“ the tequila made its first appearance after only two courses, initiated by one of the newer members of staff, but shared by the CEO and COO...The food was excellent, and our thanks go to the chef, and also to Nikki, Gary, Benjamin and Anna for looking after everyone throughout the long night.
Before dinner, the CEO gave out some very well-deserved awards, and after dinner it was time for the entertainment. We had booked Something Borrowed, in our opinion one of the best function bands in the country, and once the initial reticence to dance had been overcome (funnily enough by the same person who introduced the tequila), the dance floor stayed busy for the next three hours. A few words about the band -€“ not only are they superb musicians with an excellent set-list, they put everything into their performance, and it makes a difference. They are also extremely professional, and can set up great sound and lighting, and DJ before, between sets, and after the performance, swiftly and independently. They really do know what they are doing.
During the course of the evening, either in the main suite or in the relaxation areas, much occurred, most of which will remain confidential, but everyone had a great time well into the small, and even not so small, hours. The last man standing title was transferred only after a determined effort by the previous holder; there were a variety of dance styles on display ranging from the classic bopping of the COO (a revelation!) to some more original and perhaps unique styles from others; the Yorkshire Hoover cleared the tables, and we were introduced to a new cocktail, the Reappearing Scotsman, a vodka-based libation that for some reason involves changing one'€™s shirt.
Morning dawned, those travelling back to Aberdeen departed with no prompting needed, and gradually throughout the morning everyone else left to make their way home. A highly enjoyable event for all concerned!

Templeton's Justin scratches his chin with a mic wind sock

To see a world in a grain of sand
and heaven in a wild flower

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour
William Blake