Former England Saxons scrum-half and Bristol Rugby captain, James Grindal, was guest of honour at Thrings’ offices at the Paragon last night for the latest Bristol Rugby Business Network (RBN) event.
Thrings staff packed down with more than 60 business owners, managers and representatives of the Rugby Football Union for an evening of informal networking, keynote speeches and a Q & A session.
Guests were treated to a fascinating insight into James' life as a professional sportsman and his ongoing transition into the world of financial services. Debate and analysis of Bristol Rugby’s recent English Rugby Championship campaign and a review of the Home Nations’ summer performances in the Southern Hemisphere also featured heavily at the event.
The not-for-profit Rugby Business Network is the largest and most successful business network in the world for people with a passion for rugby. It currently has almost 21,000 members and hosts events in 45 cities around the world.
Simon Holdsworth, Managing Partner of Thrings, says: “We are delighted to welcome Bristol Rugby Business Network to the Paragon for an evening of like-minded people, who share a passion for rugby, helping each other in business. Thrings has a long association with the oval ball game, and we are proud of our strong commitment to rugby and to businesses in the area.”
James Grindal and RBN's Nadine Thomas at last night's event at the Paragon