Ricoh has been the Official Document Services Provider to Premiership Rugby since 2014. Partnership with Premiership Rugby and its 12 clubs provides Ricoh with a number of invaluable and unique assets that allow us to engage with rugby fans on both business-to-business and consumer levels.
The Ricoh Rugby Change Series, our 2016/2017 activation campaign, was recognised by industry experts at the European Sponsorship Association (ESA) Excellence Awards. Ricoh was awarded in the ‘Best Use of Branded Content in Sponsorship’ category with the campaign aiming to identify and analyse the major changes that have occurred in Premiership Rugby since it turned professional.
For more information about Ricoh Rugby Change Series, please visit ricoh.co.uk/rugbychange.
The 2017/2018 Aviva Premiership Rugby season saw the introduction of the Business of Rugby campaign, where Ricoh set to explore the inner workings of the 12 Premiership Rugby clubs and find out more about their latest business thinking, innovations and technology that are driving the club success. From developing their grounds, to sourcing the best coaching teams and setting up academies to produce the best players, Premiership Rugby provides great inspiration and learning for business.
Visit http://www.rugby.ricoh.co.uk/ to learn more.
Ricoh is the Official Business Partner of Wasps, with the partnership dating back to 2014 when the Club moved from High Wycombe to the Ricoh Arena. We have worked with the Club to design the Ricoh Business Lounge – incorporating some of our latest technology, we created a work environment that enhances collaboration, creativity, and productivity at this world-class venue.
The Rugby Players’ Association
We are very proud to be partners of the RPA – the representative body of professional rugby players in England that has been safeguarding the rights of rugby players, past, present and future since 1998. In addition to working with the RPA to help support and assist the players from each of the 12 Aviva Premiership Clubs, the most recently relegated Championship Club, England Sevens and England Elite Women, our association with the RPA offers unprecedented access to elite talent and exclusive access to RPA events and networking opportunities for our partners and customers.
Ricoh and Bath Rugby have been partners since 2013, providing the Club with innovative technology solutions to help their performance both on and off the pitch. Interactive whiteboards, Ricoh projectors and Ricoh printing solutions have all been installed throughout the Club, supporting the presentation of information in a dynamic and interactive way, with the aim to improve the communication between coaches and players.
In addition, Ricoh is also the main sponsor of the hospitality suite in the Savills Stand with the brand featuring across multiple locations and fan touchpoints around the stadium and on Bath Rugby’s digital channels.
Ricoh teams up with Bath Rugby to improve coaching and player development.
Our partnership with Gloucester Rugby began in 2013, forming a part of Ricoh’s strategy to engage with business and sport leaders in the West Country. The agreement provides us with brand presence on the Gloucester Rugby Club website and across Kingsholm Stadium. Ricoh is also the Official Sponsor of the 1873 Lounge which allows us to host customers and partners from the region on match days.
Ricoh partnered with Capital Document Solutions – Scotland’s leading independent supplier of office technology and print solutions – to become sponsors of Glasgow Warriors in 2015, enabling our partners, customers and fans of the Guinness PRO12 competition to access the Club hospitality and match tickets as well as creating advertising and branding opportunities around iconic Scotstoun Stadium.
Ricoh technology including projectors, cameras and Interactive Whiteboards is being used by the staff at Glasgow Warriors to enhance the matchday experience and analyse performance.
Watch Peter Murchie and Gavin Vaughan, Glasgow Warriors Lead Analyst, talk about how they use the Ricoh Interactive Whiteboard as part of the team’s preparation.