Wednesday 1st February saw RBN Edinburgh host a sold-out event at The Big Partnership’s Edinburgh offices. The event featured Ex- Scotland and British & Irish Lions winger Tony Stanger, who shared some fascinating insights into his rugby career and his life since hanging up his boots.

Tony, who remains Scotland’s joint record try-scorer, had a long and distinguished career that successfully spanned both the amateur and professional periods. As well as playing, Tony has been involved in coaching, mentoring and business, all of which he bought to life for our members by way of some fascinating anecdotes.

Having first enjoyed some excellent food and a glass or two of ‘networking juice’, the guests were enthralled by Tony’s presentation on ‘Coaching in Business’, before attention turned to the evening’s second speaker, Greg Cann of the School of Hard Knocks, Scotland.

There was also a surprise raffle draw for two tickets for Scotland v Ireland, courtesy of a client of The Big Partnership, which was won by David Garland of Solvirr.

Some of the feedback from the room included:

Alex Barr of the Big Partnership: “This event includes four of our favourite things, rugby, business, networking and beer, so it has to be a winner!”

Alistair Douglas of Brewin Dolphin: “An excellent event. How can we help the RBN?”

Greg Cann, School of Hard Knocks, Scotland: “A great experience and I made some valuable links. Thanks for inviting us”

John McClarey, Business Fives: “I cannot believe how good the RBN is. People really do actively want to help each other!”

RBN organiser David Peace concluded by saying, “We are delighted with how well the RBN has been received in Scotland and the support we’ve received in just one year of activity. We look forward to continuing to grow and being able to help more people help each other.”

Congratulations to RBN Edinburgh on a hugely successful event and thanks must also go to the kind hosts and sponsors for the night, The Big Partnership.

Our next event is on 22nd February, hosted by KPMG, Glasgow. Ex-Scotland international Graeme Morrison will be our speaker and there are already not many spaces left. Click here to register for the event:

More events will go live shortly, so please keep an eye on the RBN events page. ( for more updates.

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