ProSport Insurance

ARA partners ProSport Insurance

Prosport Insurance is delighted to be partnering with the Association of Rugby Agents, there is a really strong synergy between our two organisations . ProSport has been providing insurance to professional sports men and women for many years and we know that many clients of ARA members have benefited from our services. We believe that we can offer both ARA members, staff and clients a great solution for motor and home insurance needs as well as financial planning through our relationship with Mercer Jelf.

ProSport services for all ARA members, staff and clients

ProSport is one of the UK’s leading providers of car and home insurance for professional sportspeople. Our team is made up of experienced insurance professionals who are passionate about sport and we have a deep understanding of specialist insurance needs.  We are official providers of motor insurance to the RPA and PCA, and now that we have partnered with the ARA, we are delighted to provide members, your staff and clients with our service which includes:

  • Top-rated insurance products from quality insurers, including insurance for performance cars and higher risk customers
  • Dedicated account manager on a 24/7 basis, providing friendly advice and expertise as  needed across a range of different risks
  • Highly competitive rates

In addition, through our relationship with Mercer Jelf we provide a confidential Financial Planning Service covering a broad range of elements – from budgeting and taxation to savings and investments; and from family protection to retirement planning.  Whatever your financial planning needs, help is at hand.  And to celebrate our partnership with the ARA, we are delighted to offer a free initial consultation to the first 10 requests from either members or their clients.

Testimonials

“Big thanks to @ProSportIns @ProSportInsure and Joe for sorting my car insurance out would highly recommend” Mitch Eadie, Bristol RFC

@ProSportIns thanks for helping me with my car insurance ! #THEBESTOpeti Fonua, Newcastle Falcons RFC

For all enquiries and questions, please do not hesitate to call Guy Horchover, Head of ProSport on 07785 460567.

Mercedes-Benz South West

Mercedes-Benz South West

Mercedes-Benz South West are proud to be the UK’s Number 1 supplier of VIP vehicles in 2015. We have achieved this by offering the highest standard of customer service which includes the following:

  • We will look to match any genuine quote
  • Free National delivery to either home or Club
  • We have over 1,000 cars in stock and on site ready to be delivered within 10 days
  • A dedicated VIP Specialist who can assist 24/7
  • No Intermediaries
  • No Admin fees
  • Free Polo shirt with every delivery

The Mercedes-Benz VIP Scheme has exclusive terms for Elite Sportsmen and Women, along with other categories including Media, Music and Fashion. The qualifying criteria for Sports people are as follows:

  • Rugby – Aviva Premiership and Pro 12 first team (on club’s website) and manager
  • Football – Barclays Premier League First team, Women’s England Team (on club’s website) and manager
  • Cricket – County Championship Division One
  • Golf – European Tour Players (on website)

Deals for ARA Members
Although Agents do not qualify for VIP terms, we can exclusively offer all ARA Members 2 years free servicing (based on annual mileage up to 15,000) as well as our best available rates.

Contact
For all enquiries please contact Richard Wills on any of the following.
Twitter : @richwillsmb
Email : Richard.wills@mercedes-benzsouthwest.co.uk
Mobile : 07887 413942

Running Rugby

Runningrugby.com is an online resource for business decision makers in rugby league and union in the UK and Ireland. We produce our own content on varied aspects of the industry, we interview the movers and shakers (written and filmed) and publish case studies from the elite end of the game. We round up the news and direct our readers to relevant feature articles and research published elsewhere. We send a weekly email bulletin to our 3500+ registered users and host one-day events for the rugby business community.

Harbottle & Lewis

Harbottle & Lewis is regarded as one of the country’s premier sports law practices and regularly advises agents and professional athletes on a wide range of commercial and regulatory matters, including:

  • Athlete representation agreements
  • Endorsement and sponsorship agreements
  • Image rights exploitation
  • Merchandising
  • Advertising (inc. online/via social media)
  • Player contracts
  • Disciplinary matters
  • Doping
  • Participation and selection issues
  • Privacy and defamation

Our sports lawyers regularly work alongside other specialist lawyers within the firm, including our tax, employment, family and reputation management experts, to provide a comprehensive, all-round service to our clients.

We have extensive experience working with both well-established athlete representation agencies and emerging businesses. We have advised many of the larger agencies since they were first established and we also enjoy working with energetic entrepreneurs and start-ups, providing our experience and know-how to help guide agents through the various stages of setting up and developing their businesses – which includes getting the right agreements in place.

You will find that we are passionate about rugby and the sports industry as a whole and we enjoy getting to know our clients and helping them to achieve their objectives. We work hard to deliver a professional service and high quality legal advice, whilst also being innovative in the way that we provide our services so that we can provide excellent value for money to our clients.

DEALS FOR ARA MEMBERS

Members of the ARA are entitled to a free 30 minute initial consultation with Michael or Bob and a 20% discount on our fees.

CONTACT

Michael Lister and Bob Mitchell are the main contacts for the ARA and its members.

Michael can be contacted at michael.lister@harbottle.com or on 020 7667 5155. Please follow the link to connect with him on LinkedIn.

Bob can be contacted at bob.mitchell@harbottle.com or on 020 7667 5157. Please follow the link to connect with him on LinkedIn.

Homepage of H&L website: www.harbottle.com

Sports Group Page of H&L webpage: http://www.harbottle.com/sport/

 

PA Images

PA Images

PA Images brings together the world’s renowned daily news, sport, entertainment, archive and creative images. We offer a unique and comprehensive range of photography dating back 150 years including the extensive archives of PA, Empics Sport, Associated Press and other major international picture partners.

With first class daily coverage of all the major tournaments and sporting personalities at home and abroad. We can gain access to the places that matter, stretching from pitch-side action to behind the scenes moments.

We’ve also gone beyond the traditional photograph by offering 360 degree images. You can get interactive with the day’s biggest stories, allowing viewers to see what’s both in front and behind the nation’s comparable front pages.

www.paimages.co.uk
www.twitter.com/PAImages

 

Hacker Young

UHY Hacker Young Newport is an ambitious and growing Top 20* firm of accountants. We believe that it is of vital importance to select an adviser who can guarantee trusted relationships with experienced professionals and exceptional quality standards. The firm carries out all the services which you expect from a quality firm of accountants: Accounts, audit, corporate tax, personal tax, VAT, payroll, forensic work, international advice and business advice.

These services are provided to a wide variety of clients in all sectors. However, over the past 3 years UHY Hacker Young Newport has seen its sports sector grow massively. We have clients from rugby, cycling, athletics and football. With rugby being our main focus, our Senior Tax Manager, Elliott Buss a former rugby player himself, heads up the division and deals with all aspects of the players needs. This includes accounts for image rights companies, personal tax, national insurance refunds for internationals, invoice raising, and advice for other business interests and post playing career.

We believe that this work and advice shouldn’t cost the earth and our fees are always kept at a level where we and you feel appropriate. The fees are always a set, all encompassing fee, agreed in advance before we start any engagement. There are no ad hoc fees for general advice given throughout the year, nor do we charge for raising invoices for the image rights companies.

We have formed some great relationships with our player clients as well as the agents, as we feel a cohesive attitude is paramount.

Testimonials

“Elliott has been my adviser for just over a year and I have already benefitted from his professional and spot on advice. I would and have recommended Elliott’s and UHY’s services to anyone”.

Paul James, Bath RFC, Wales

“Elliott’s friendly yet professional approach has been invaluable to me. He is always at the end of the phone at any time. I cannot recommend UHY enough”.

Richard Hibbard, Gloucester, Wales, British and Irish Lions

“I have found the services of Elliott Buss and UHY to be extremely helpful and efficient especially living in France. All my queries have been dealt with in a timely manner and it has been a pleasure dealing with Elliott”.

Luke Charteris, Racing Metro, Wales

“I have been with Elliott for a short while but he has made accounting so clear and easy to understand for me I can just get on with playing rugby”

David Wilson, Bath RFC, England

 

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Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach

As the sports focused division of the Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach (RT) group we are a specialist business proud to be part of one of the largest independent global entertainment insurance brokers.

We offer insurance and risk management services across all areas of sport with a particular focus on Rugby. Our key products include:

Career Ending Disability – benefits available include:

  • Accidental Death
  • Accident/Illness Permanent Total Disablement (Career ending Disablement)
  • Injury or illness suffered by the Insured person, forcing early retirement from their Profession.
  • Policy Benefit geared to full contract value, or future earnings.
  • Accident/Illness Temporary Total Disablement (Loss of Income )
  • Sponsors Protection Cover – the players inability to participate in a certain number of competitive events during a nominated season due to accident or illness.

Contractual Bonus insurance

  • To indemnify a sponsor in the event that a pre agreed incentive target is achieved by an athlete /team during a contracted period of time.
  • Examples include – the number of points or tries scored in a season, or a ‘Player of the Year’.
  • This can allow greater financial commitment to be made by the sponsor, should they be reticent to offering incentive/bonus payments within a contract.

RT are a group of niche entertainment insurance and risk advisory experts to the global Sports & Entertainment industry. We offer specialist insurance advice on Sports, Music & Events, Theatre, TV/Film/Media and high net worth Private Clients. We have offices located in London & the USA & throughout the World.

www.rtworldwide.com

ELMA Capital

ELMA Capital

ELMA Capital provides short-term bridge facilities to independent films pending drawdown of their permanent project finance from contracted financing sources.

Bridge finance is available to meet the critical day-to-day needs of pre-production and early principal photography of a film including, as necessary, talent deposits, outstanding chain of title payments and the cost of foreign exchange hedging instruments.

Over the last four years the principals of ELMA have arranged and funded counterparties in the UK, USA and Europe with a total of 17 bridging loans to projects with aggregate budget values exceeding US$200m.

If you just can’t wait and would like to get in touch please email us at steve.robbins@elmacapital.com

www.elmacapital.com

ESRG Media

ESRG Media

Specialists in traditional media, digital media & media technology worldwide

Bringing together investors, strategic players and entrepreneurs that share a passion for the developments in the media sector.

A highly experienced team with its pulse on creative and business development of the media industry with accurate and reliable intelligence about this fast-paced industry.

With stats such as Digital media ad spend grew £435 million to £3.04 billion in the UK alone in 2013 and with the market continuing to escalate in 2014 makes it a highly exciting fast moving and evolving arena.

Patrick Bird Managing Director at ERSG Media heads up the team with 20 years experience working with broadcasters and production companies delivering global media strategies for major media clients on both B2B and B2C. Recognized interactive media pioneer with a proven record of success on TV Web and Mobile.

www.esrg-media.co.uk

ESRG Pension Services

ESRG Pensions

Specialist pension administrators

ESRG Pension Services is a professional pension administrator, based in Chester that specialises in Small Self-Administered Schemes (SSAS’s); a type of pension scheme designed for those that want more control over their pension arrangements and more investment flexibility.

As a ‘registered pension scheme’, SASS’s enjoy significant tax advantages compared to pension schemes that are not registered with HMRC. Established by a company or employer and set up under trust, SSAS’s are popular with business owners, while the control and flexibility SSAS’s offer make them appealing to a wide range of individuals.

As specialists in small self-administered pension schemes ESRG Pension Services has a proven track record in the professional, diligent administration and day to day management of SSAS’s, complying with all legal requirements, pension and tax laws and working with the scheme’s trustees to provide the support needed to fulfil their role.

www.esrg-pensions.co.uk