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Technology giant Ricoh teams up with the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) to support their members in their professional development following retirement from the game

London, 7th December 2015 - IT services company Ricoh has been today announced as the Official Managed IT and Document Services Partner of the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA).

Ricoh is a global technology company specialising in imaging equipment, document management systems and IT services. They will use their expertise to offer RPA members work experience opportunities through the Personal Development Programme (PDP) as well as taking advantage of the RPA’s excellent hospitality and events programme.

Chas Moloney, Marketing Director for Ricoh, said: “One of our top priorities as a company is to invest in people. We are therefore thrilled to be working with the RPA to help its members develop skills that they can utilise in their careers after rugby. As part of Ricoh's mission to be a thought leader in the Managed IT and Document Services sector, we do a lot of research into future of work, looking at how the way we work has been shaped throughout history and how the current trends are likely to shape the future global workplace. We are hoping to really add value to the RPA members by sharing this knowledge, on top of offering workplace opportunities across our eight lines of business”.

RPA Group CEO, Damian Hopley, said: “It’s fantastic to have Ricoh join our impressive family of partners. They will add great value to the Association and will be a huge benefit to our members through their support of our world class Personal Development Programme.”

|About Ricoh|

Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2016, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,209 billion yen (approx. 19.6 billion USD).

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