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".
Thank Blues it's Friday! The weekend will be starting HERE on Friday night as Cardiff Blues tackle Ulster in the Guinness PRO12 at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park - and we want you to be our guest at our big match day party!
Let the Games Begin! Cardiff Blues launch the Guinness PRO12 season on home soil this Sunday afternoon against Glasgow Warriors (kick-off 4pm) - and we are going to make it a double celebration as we also recognise the achievements of Team Wales!
As well as the half marathon on Sunday (October 5), the 2014 Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon also sees the return of the action-packed Lloyds Bank Festival of Running to Cardiff's Civic Centre on Saturday (October 4, starting 11am) where you can see our mascot Bruiser the Bear in action!
Second half tries from Dan Tuohy and Ian Humphreys saw Ulster claim the Friday night points on offer as Cardiff Blues suffered a 26-9 defeat to the impressive Irish province at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Clinical Glasgow Warriors produced a devastating final 20 minutes to secure the points on Super Sunday and consign battling Cardiff Blues to a 33-12 defeat in the Guinness PRO12 opener at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.