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".
Cardiff Blues travel to Myreside on Friday to take on Edinburgh Rugby in a crucial Guinness PRO12 clash, and with Wales facing Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, it promises to be a weekend of non-stop rugby action at the Scottish capital. Here are some useful advice to Cardiff Blues travelling supporters.
To celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished Guinness PRO12 Pack Bar, the world famous Irish brewer will be offering supporters free pints of the black stuff ahead of Saturday's clash with Ulster.
'TACKLE' - the first-ever joint community rugby initiative between the four professional teams in Wales has been launched (today Weds 19th October) bringing an inspiring new rugby education programme to young people in Communities First areas. Partners in the project were joined by Wales' star rugby internationals Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Gareth Davies (Scarlets) and Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons), for the launch at Aberdare Community School.
A last minute Jarrod Evans penalty ensured Cardiff Blues Premiership Select finished their British and Irish Cup campaign on a high, with a 24-21 victory over London Scottish at Athletic Ground on Friday.