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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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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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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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Royal Ascot - it's horses for courses...

The Fourth Day...

Royal Ascot, Friday 19th June 2015

Friday was the day when Jockey Ryan Moore secured a record-breaking ninth winner at Royal Ascot on Aloft in the Queen's Vase, beating the existing modern day record of eight winners held by Pat Eddery and Lester Piggott.

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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.

 

Very smart property that would work very well for our London Theatre Evenings...

Next up was The Metropolitan on Old Park Lane, London W1K 1LB, which has a prime location and is next to The Hilton on Park Lane. The reception area is casual and comfortable, making guests feel at home straight away. The very helpful and informative Melissa showed us around the hotel and its beautiful spaces. It was obvious to Robin and I that this very smart property would work very well for our London Theatre Evenings.

 

 

Cocktail making class at the hotel bar at 3pm...

We had some debate about where we would hold the afternoon’s champagne reception but we found, what I believe, is a great compromise by including the group in a 90 minute cocktail making class at the hotel bar at 3pm. After effort, comes comfort! At 4.30pm, guests are treated to a champagne reception followed by dinner in a private suite. At 7pm sharp, you then are transferred in our “time machine” to the theatre and show of your choice to be seated for curtain up at 7.30pm. A list of our up to date confirmed shows is here.

 

“Sobremesa” – the quality time that guests spend together...

At the show's interval, you will be escorted to the VIP room for a refreshing glass of champagne. Once the final curtain is down and the show has ended, it’s back to your private area in the hotel bar. Here, you are treated to a buffet with drinks until late. We believe that it is during this time back at the hotel at the end of the day, that relationships are forged and where the magic happens. We like to refer to it as a “Sobremesa” – the quality time that guests spend together, relaxing and talking to each other, with no care in the world other than making it from the bar to their hotel room. Drinks will continue to flow until each guest decides to call it a night. The following day breakfast is served at leisure and each guest can come and go as they please. Given the prime location of The Metropolitan Hotel to Bond Street & Selfridges, shopping is often obligatory for some!