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Harper Macleod becomes a founder member of Scottish Rugby’s Scotland Business Club

Harper Macleod is delighted to announce that it has become one of the first members of the new Scotland Businesses Club.

The exclusive Club, led by former Scotland and Glasgow Warriors’ PRO12 winning captain Al Kellock, has targeted influential firms such as Harper Macleod across Scotland to take up one of only 20 spots.

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Former international captain Al Kellock is the driving force behind the Scotland Business Club

It will kick off during the forthcoming RBS 6 Nations, which starts at BT Murrayfield with the Calcutta Cup clash against England on 6 February.

The news follows last week’s announcement that we have become Official Sponsors of Glasgow Warriors, creating the Harper Macleod Club Deck at the team’s home matches.

Martin Darroch, Chief Executive of Harper Macleod, said: “We are serious about both our business and sport, but while winning at international rugby is undoubtedly a serious game it’s also a great way to entertain and thank our clients.

“BT Murrayfield is just along the road from our expanded offices in Edinburgh and we look forward to supporting Scotland and sharing some memorable days with our guests from around the country.”

As well as networking with their guests and fellow leading business figures, the Scotland Business Club will provide opportunities to understand the environment that has to be created to produce a winning Scotland team and to see how the group prepare for major competitions.

Away from matchdays members will be invited to exclusive events, which will deliver insights into creating winning cultures and explore the crossovers between business and high performance sport.

Al Kellock said: “In my last few years on the pitch I spent a lot of time looking at the crossover between rugby and business. The new Scotland Business Club is a way to bring business leaders closer to elite rugby and to share some of the positive values and learnings that exist between high performance sport and a successful business culture.”

Finance experts Argyle Consulting have joined us as founding members.

Ewen McCorkindale, Director at Argyle Consulting Ltd said: “We have historically supported Scottish Rugby at many levels. We recognise the important links and values Scottish Rugby has with the business community in Scotland. Becoming a member of The Scotland Business Club provides Argyle with the opportunity to promote our own business brand while enhancing our association with Scottish Rugby.”

To find out more about joining the Scotland Business Club please contact Al Kellock via businessclub@sru.org.uk