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Rugby Expo 2013 – a huge success

The culmination of months of planning and preparation was witnessed recently as the Rugby Expo 2013 opened its doors for the fourth edition of the sport’s biggest business-to-business conference and exhibition. Commissioned by Rugby Ventures Ltd, the owners of Rugby Expo, 4th Dimension worked in partnership with the agency 100AND10% to deliver an event comprising […]

The future of European rugby

Tony Copsey, director at Copsey Consultancy, shares his insight into the current dispute in European rugby. Every five years or so there is a massive punch-up in European rugby to sort out territory, but these battles tend to produce beneficial results and periods of peace. The current confrontation has put clubs in opposition to the […]

Nelson Mandela 1918–2013

Like many, we are sure, we were very touched by the passing last week of one of the world’s great leaders, possibly the greatest – Nelson Mandela. One of Nelson Mandela’s first actions on becoming president of the newly democratic South Africa in 1994 was to establish the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. He committed one […]

A change in the mindset

In this insight we discuss some of the common themes that emerge during client engagements. Our approach is centred on focusing the team to achieve operational excellence. Core to this is to bring about a change in mindset: getting team members away from quick fixes to root-cause problem solving. Engagements start with a diagnostic analysis […]

60 minutes in and it is a 9-point game

At this year’s European Cup Final, we witnessed an inspirational example of team performance when it mattered. Losing 6-15 against Clermont 60 minutes in the game, Toulon went on to win 16-15. Imagine a similar scenario in a business environment. How good is your team in a critical situation concerning the daily output or a […]

Tony Copsey shares his views with Rugby 247

Ahead of the new season, Copsey Consultancy director Tony Copsey spoke to Rugby 247 about his views on the state of the game in all of the home nations. With the Lions currently touring Australia and celebrating 125 years of being in existence, it is a good time to reflect on the health of British […]

ARA engage 4th Dimension for leadership role

The ARA is the representative body and collective voice of the individuals and companies engaged in the representation of professional Rugby Union players in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is a non-profit unincorporated trade body, governed by its members under a constitution, and is the only organisation responsible for the representation of rugby agents […]