Harlequins launch Business Academy

Thursday, 7th February 2019 @ 18:00

As Harlequins heads into the second half of an exciting season for the club, positioned third in the Gallagher Premiership and with a European quarter-final to look forward to, it is clear that the changes on the playing side have instilled a winning mentality both on and off the pitch.

Throughout the season, Harlequins has also been sharing the winning insights behind creating a high-performance environment which transcend elite sporting teams and are proving effective in the corporate workplace.

Leaning on the Harlequins specialist coaching team, players and senior leaders, businesses can now access the five principles Harlequins has identified as the framework of a winning team including Leadership, Culture, Mental Resilience, Operational Delivery and Teamwork through the Harlequins Business Academy.

Delivered at both The Stoop and in Central London, Harlequins host talent-led workshops which can either be tailored around a matchday which includes hospitality or a stand-alone session which covers one of these five areas.

In recent weeks, Private – Client Investment Management firm Charles Stanley hosted a bespoke learning and development workshop ahead of the Harlequins v Saracens fixture at The Stoop on the importance of Mental Resilience for 60 hosts and clients.

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Harlequins has also recently announced Qualco UK as an official business partner who will tap into the Harlequins Business Academy expertise including staging its Qualco Live event at The Twickenham Stoop in March on the theme of ‘Mental Health & Financial Hardship’.

“We recognise that day-to-day businesses have problems,” explains Harlequins Commercial Director, Alex Goldschmidt. “Be that market share, brand awareness or tackling difficult issues that they can’t manage on their own. That has been our driver in creating our product – it’s very bespoke, it’s been tweaked and refined to address the very specific needs of particular businesses.”

“There are a lot of crossovers and synergies in how you create an elite sporting environment and the corporate world,” says Goldschmidt. “It’s unique and is a great way of accessing a club people feel familiar with, allowing them to gain an insight into what it takes to put an elite team out on the pitch."

The Business Academy provides solutions to many business needs, including the identification of ways to differentiate businesses from their competition, enhancing relationships with clients and augmenting employee welfare and productivity.

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