More than hundred business leaders gathered last week for a seminar and networking event hosted at the exclusive Vinopolis venue by Middlesex University in conjunction with Saracens Rugby Club.
The event saw a mixture of Middlesex University business partners and Saracens corporate Tulip Club partners from an array of different industries come together to consider the importance of strategic partnerships in education, sport and business.
The event was opened by Middlesex University's Director for Corporate Engagement David Williams, who recalled the important lessons for business from the London Olympics and looked ahead to this year's Rugby World Cup.
Professor Judith Lamie, Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, Middlesex University, and Saracens Stadium Director Gordon Banks then spoke about the strategic partnership between the education and sport sectors and the benefits that this has for business, before giving more detail on the collaboration the University has forged with Saracens.
Several of Saracens players from their academy team also gave insights into the dedication it takes to be a high performer and achieve a professional contract.
Commenting on the success of the event, Mr Banks said: "The event was extremely positive. It was encouraging to see partners from both Saracens and Middlesex engaged in conversation … and it was a great example of the tremendous opportunities that our partnership with Middlesex University will create."