Danwood Wales M.D. Ian Eidman and Blues CEO Bob Norster
In every edition of this newsletter we will be profiling one of the Premier Club's many corporate members, and where better to start than a Cardiff-based company with a Managing Director who used to play for us! If you'd like us to highlight your business in future newsletters, please contact the Blues team on 02920 643789.
Danwood, Europe's largest independent solutions provider for print and document management continues its ambitious growth plans with the acquisition of Algebra. Based in Cardiff, Algebra (established in 1992), the largest independent office equipment supplier in Wales, will become the foundation of a new division for Danwood - Danwood Wales which, within 12 months, is aiming to be a £10m business.
Cardiff Blues Rugby have recently turned to Danwood Wales for advice on our print and general office requirements as we enter a new period in their history by moving to the new stadium. Danwood Wales have installed Ricoh multifunctional products which are able to print, photocopy, scan, fax and email in both mono and colour to enhance the club's communications and marketing information.
The managing director of Danwood Wales is Ian Eidman, a name which will be familiar to many of you. Ian played for Cardiff Rugby Club from 1977 to 1988 and for Wales from 1983 to 1986. He also represented the Barbarians and served on the Cardiff Rugby Club Committee in the early 1990's before the game went professional.
Danwood Wales are delighted to have become Premier Club members. Ian Eidman says, "I am enjoying watching the Blues from a prime seating location coupled with the excellent bar and restaurant facilities. It is a great way to entertain present and future clients." He added, "The Premier Club is superb for business networking and I have also enjoyed meeting up with many old friends and contacts, before and after the game in the spacious bar area. I would certainly recommend it to other business people".
Tickets are on sale NOW for our huge opening Guinness Pro 12 fixture of the season against Glasgow Warriors - and we've frozen ticket prices this season so watching top-class rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park is affordable to all!
In its sixth year the Blues Cup once again showed to be huge hit throughout the region and is a great advert for the community game as each of the six finalists across the three age groups produced rugby of an outstanding level resulting in 14 tries.
Cardiff Blues are going green this season after launching a new European shirt with an environmental pledge - and now sponsors Wessex Garages are making sure the region is on the right road to deliver on our green promise!
Inspired Cardiff Blues enjoyed Judgement Day at the Millennium Stadium as they secured a tense 17-13 win over regional rivals Scarlets in a feisty and enthralling encounter in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Easter Sunday.