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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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9th March 2014

England 29-18 Wales

So Mr Gatland, it would seem that the boys beat the men…on reflection, the Wales manager may be regretting his pre-match comments, although it is doubtful whether England needed any further motivation than last year’s disastrous defeat in Cardiff. Actually, although that probably still rankled, one gets the impression from this England side that it is more about pride in playing any match for one’s country, and building for the future.

England next play Wales at Twickenham in one year, six months and a couple of weeks, in their Rugby World Cup pool encounter, a pool from which only two of England, Wales and Australia can emerge.

The manner of England’s victory was surprising; as Sir Clive Woodward wrote:

“This was an astonishingly comfortable victory for England, another significant step forward. Stuart Lancaster’s developing side will be serious contenders at the World Cup because they are playing a brand of rugby that is bringing the best out of their undoubted talent.”

Indeed. For whereas Wales were constantly kicking the ball away (poorly) and chasing (half-heartedly), England, both forwards and backs, were looking to run with the ball and pass it on before contact. Wales relied on “Warrenball”, a kind of battering around the fringes approach, the premise being that you may know what’s coming but you can’t do much about it. England knew what was coming and could indeed counter it, and Wales didn’t seem to have a Plan B. It was left to England to play the exciting, livewire rugby, and they did it very well. Danny Care caught the Welsh having a snooze at a penalty five metres from their line to dart over to score, and the chip ahead from Billy Twelvetrees for Burrell’s try was world-class. Farrell kicked a perfect seven from seven, and although silly penalties kept Wales in touch, with only a five point gap at half-time, they never looked like winning.

In fact, if it had not been for Leigh Halfpenny, Wales would have been beaten far more emphatically – his penalty kicking was perfect, and his brave tackle on Burrell deprived England of another try; I say brave because to get Burrell into touch without being able to fall over the line, Halfpenny had to make the tackle with his head on the wrong side of his opponent’s body. Unfortunately in saving the try, Halfpenny dislocated his shoulder and is now out for the rest of the season.

So, 29 – 18, the Triple Crown, and Cole, Corbisiero, Billy Vunipola, Parling, Croft and Tuilagi all still to return. Things are looking quite good, even if Ireland are still favourites to win the Championship.

And on that note, I have detected a little bit of whining (though not from many rugby people) about that – how can Ireland be Champions if England beat them? Well, because England beat them very narrowly with home advantage, and lost in Paris to France whereas Ireland will have to win there – that’s why. OK?

However, although France look pretty awful, Ireland only win in Paris about once every forty years, so…it will be interesting to see if England go out against Italy trying to win by fifty points or so. They won’t say they are, of course, that would be disrespectful and a bit silly, wouldn’t it Mr Gatland? But we’ll see…


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