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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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By the end of the fourth day of the first Investec Ashes Test, three wickets in as many overs in the final session seem to have swung this enthralling match back in England's favour, as Australia chase the 311 they need for victory.The Templeton team were on hand to ensure that all went smoothly when our cricket fans needed refreshments. It was a scorchingly hot day, with the sun shining directly on us as we sat behind the bowlers arm, so rehydration required a pint of water for every pint of San Miguel or Pimms... Lunch was served quickly thanks to the resident caterers although I gather there was a shortage of apples which affected the presentation of the desert... never mind... the cheese board was spectacular!

When captain Michael Clarke was out shortly after tea, sparking a mini-collapse to leave the tourists 174 for six, another 137 runs to win on the fifth and final day at Trent Bridge seemed a tall order.

This game had already contained plenty of drama and controversy, and the wicket of Clarke for 23 provided yet another talking point. The Australian skipper edged Stuart Broad to Prior, and umpire Aleem Dar checked with his colleague at square-leg to confirm the ball had carried to the England wicketkeeper, before giving Clarke out. Clarke, who later said that he hadn't been aware of hitting the ball, decided to have the decision reviewed and was given out
by the third umpire after hot-spot showed he got a thin edge. Fair enough in our opinion.

Next ball Steve Smith, who scored a half-century in the first innings, fell lbw to Graeme Swann for 17.Just two overs later, England used the review system to overturn a rejected lbw appeal against Phil Hughes, who had yet to get off the mark. The ball from Swann had seemed close to pitching outside leg, but Hawk-Eye showed that a fraction over half of the ball had pitched in line, sparking celebrations by England players and fans alike.

Ashton Agar, promoted to No. 8, joined Brad Haddin and the pair steered Australia to the close without further damage. Earlier in the day, Ian Bell reached his 18th Test century, and probably his most important one, to ease England past the 350 mark before the visitors made light work of wrapping up the tail
with three quick wickets. Set a challenging 311 to win the first of the five match series, openers Shane Watson and Chris Rodgers made a confident
start and had reached 84 before Watson picked the wrong line against Broad.

The Trent Bridge crowd buzzed into life as the pressure turned on Ed Cowan, who was on a golden pair. He got off the mark, but his unhappy match continued as he edged Joe Root to Trott at first slip in the final over before tea. Not good.

Trent Bridge is already sold out for the final day, when England will search for the four wickets they need, while Haddin will try to keep the lower order together as Australia accumulate the runs required for victory.

Great day for English cricket.

Great day for cricket.



A glass or two of elegant English sparkling before lunch Three Graces 2008,
produced in Kent, a blend of Cuvée, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
A subtle array of flavours from lemon sherbet and strawberry
to brioche with fresh bread characters
Parma Ham, strawberry and mozzarella salad with olive oil and cracked black pepper
Basil and apricot goats' cheese with water cress and almond salad for the vegetarians
Poached chicken breast with pesto dressed potato,
mixed leaf with courgette & tomato compote
Apple mousse with hazelnut praline
Selection of British cheeses and biscuits
with homemade fruit chutney

Tea and Coffee

Afternoon tea

A selection of tea time treats...
mini jam and cream scone,
Battenberg, lemon drizzle cup cake,
jam tart and coffee & walnut Mazarin

Served with tea and coffee