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".
Warren Gatland has confirmed he will be joining the fast approaching 50,000-strong crowd at Judgement Day III on Saturday to run the rule over potential Wales Rugby World Cup squad members in the competitive surrounds of the Millennium Stadium.
Cardiff Blues are hosting a special Open Evening this Wednesday night at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park to give prospective students and parents the chance to discover more about our new and exciting rugby education programme.
The players at Cardiff Blues will be hoping to play with some true Gallic flair for the rest of the Guinness PRO12 season - after the region teamed up with a successful French bistrot in the Welsh capital.
Cardiff Blues will be celebrating St David's Day when the region faces Edinburgh Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 12.45pm) - with hundreds of children invited as part of our Regional Schools Day.
Fine footwear retailer The Brogue Trader - one of the official sponsors of Cardiff Blues - is celebrating after being recognised by the British Footwear Association at its annual Footwear Industry Awards.
Battling Cardiff Blues produced a second half performance packed full of character and spirit to push Ulster Rugby all the way in an absorbing Guinness PRO12 encounter at a packed out Kingspan Stadium.