Given the outcome of the Six Nations tournament, it is easy to forget how far English rugby has come since the disastrous group stage exit from a World Cup on home soil back in 2015.
The expectations of Britain's businesses were high ahead of the Rugby World Cup and Barclaycard has found that the tournament drove a September sales spike in pubs, off licences and sport stores as shoppers got into the spirit of the game – although this may change now England is out of the running.
The Rugby World Cup 2015 is set to be a big boon for British businesses, but in a world where sport and entrepreneurship are increasingly aligned, which teams are the winners and losers when it comes to social media activity?
The Rugby World Cup kicks off on 18 September, taking place all over the UK. With such a big global event coming to Britain, we've tracked how businesses plan to capitalise on the event and come out on the other side as a champion, while revealing obstacles to charge through.
With the Rugby World Cup fast approaching and an estimated economic impact of £2.2bn, there are plenty of ways businesses of all shapes and sizes can capitalise on this. Elavon's Hannah Fitzsimons advises on going contactless to avoid a scrum and why diversifying your payment options is a savvy move.
If there’s one thing most small business owners will agree on, it’s that running a business has its ups and downs.
Real Business has joined forces with technology partner O2 Business to provide one lucky reader with two tickets to see the England rugby team take on rivals France in the QBE International Series at Twickenham.
Having announced on 27 April that it was looking to raise £35m by way of a 6.5 per cent seven-year secured bond, Coventry based rugby organisation Wasps has closed a “fully subscribed” process.
Aviva Premiership rugby team Wasps, which recently relocated from London to Coventry, was announced it will use the London Stock Exchange to launch a first of its kind for the sports industry – a retail bond.