Even the three wise men needed direction
Are you planning a Christmas party or looking to take clients out for lunch?
Christmas and New Year are the perfect time to shout about your brand, say thank you to all of your loyal customers and reward your hard working staff – it is the season of goodwill after all!
Legion Events can manage your Christmas party or Christmas lunch. Furthermore, if you would like to make this occasion even more memorable, we are able to arrange the appearance of famous sports personalities from the world of rugby, football, athletics and others.
Watch out for our calendar of events for 2014 coming soon!
The Big Interview…
Joanne Maling, Group Marketing Manager, takes 5 minutes to interview Leon Lloyd, CEO Legion Events.
THE SERIOUS BUSINESS…
What were the highlights of 2013 for you?
2013 has been an extraordinarily busy year, and launching not one but two inaugural rugby festivals. I am pleased to say that both the Legends Rugby Festival we held in Wimbledon, and the Legion Geneva Challenge we held in Switzerland were a huge success. The event team did a remarkable job over the summer, and massive thanks for all their hard work.
2014 is a bumper year for sport. What do you think is worth keeping on the radar?
The first challenge is to repeat last year’s successful rugby festivals, raise the bar and make them even more successful. In addition, the Commonwealth Games are to be held in Glasgow and will reignite the excitement that London 2012 created.
Legion Events is strong in the field of rugby. Is there a strategy to move into other sports during 2014?
Absolutely, 2013 saw us dip our toes into the golfing world with our support of the Mike Tindall celebrity golf challenge. Legion Events also ran an event with SportAid which is a successful charity that supports our athletes of the future.
We are approached regularly by athletes from various sports and asked to represent them through Legion Sports Management. We are a proactive group of businesses able to look at any sport and make a real difference whether for the individual or on a commercial arrangement.
If you could have a super power what would it be?
I would like to be able to freeze time so that I can catch up with everything that’s going on around me. Everything is moving so fast since retiring from professional sport, and my children are growing up so quickly that I would like to be able to take stock and enjoy it all a bit more.
If you could be a ‘fly on the wall’ anywhere where would it be?
I would start with Number 10 and then nip over to the White House and see how differently things could be managed. Don’t get me wrong, I am no politician, but I would like to think I do have a degree of common sense from time to time.
What is your most memorable sporting moment?
Other than gaining my first international cap for England against South Africa in 2000, I would have to say that scoring the winning try in injury time for Leicester Tigers in the Heineken Cup final in Paris, is up there with my best moments ever!
What would you tell your 10 year old self?
Always remember your manners and be polite to people on the way up as you may pass them again on the way down. There’s going to be something invented called the internet, embrace it and simply develop a social media platform to capitalise on. The world needs to communicate with each other and the rest will take care of itself!
Finally, what has INSPIRED you?
The Baz Luhrmann song ‘Sun cream’.
For further information please contact one of the events team on:
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