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February 23, 2010 05:00 ET

England International to Share Success Secrets With Business Community

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 23, 2010) -

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

England Rugby Union International Dan Hipkiss is to share the secrets of his sporting success with a view to inspiring commercial growth through the adoption of best practice in a business context, to a cross section of the business community at a number of events to mark the launch of the Competitive Arena Academy (CAA).

Specifically, these events will cover areas such as optimising individual and organisational effectiveness in developing and sustaining client relationships and how to move from transactional to relationship-based contact with customers.

The events, titled: Business Development; Enhancing client relationship management skills through a sporting perspective, will take place on Tuesday 23rd March 2010 & Thursday 25th March 2010 in Leicester, the home of Dan's club team, Leicester Tigers. Chris Hipkiss, Dan's father and a consultant on needs-based training solutions, will also draw on his 20 year experience and unique perspective on both the sporting and commercial environments.

Presented by David McWhir of CVL Training, the Competitive Arena Academy (CAA) has been created to share the understanding of a number of core aspects of business development, through direct correlation between a world-class sporting environment with business.

Dan Hipkiss said:

"There are so many highly relevant analogies between the sporting and business worlds. For example, elite rugby players are encouraged to adopt an analytical framework of a given situation through breaking it into sub components – which carries through into business and can provide significant insight into something relatively mundane yet business-critical, such as improving one-to-one client meetings.

"Similarly a number of key interactions can be analysed and therefore better understood – the set piece in rugby is another great example and correlates closely to the preparation and execution of client pitches and presentations."

David McWhir of CVL Training, added:

"Dan's professionalism and commitment to training and performance improvement are well known in sporting circles. Moreover, he has a wealth of highly-transferable best practice at his fingertips which will be invaluable for businesses, doubtless presenting not only food for thought but a number of tangible means of improving customer interactions which can be introduced by attendees on a day-to-day basis."

David McWhir also recently founded Business Bounceback, a collective of like-minded, results-orientated successful business owners that offer the skills needed to reposition and reconfigure for the post-recession upturn - comprising training, marketing & strategy, IT & information system consultancy, personal and team brand image presentation, a PR agency and event management.

For further details regarding the event please contact david@cvl-training.com, call 0844 815 9012 or contact PR Company, Punch Communications for further information.

About Dan Hipkiss, Leicester Tigers & England

Popular Leicester Tigers No 13 and England International, Dan Hipkiss is renowned for his professionalism and dedication to performance improvement. Captain of the First XV at Uppingham School, Dan has been a mainstay of the Leicester Tigers team for many seasons, well known for his strength and ability to stay on his feet. Introspective and diligent to those who know him, his articulate observations on achieving and sustaining performance in an intensely competitive environment are invaluable to those looking for comparable lessons in business.

About David McWhir, CVL Training

Based in Loughborough, David is a former PricewaterhouseCoopers training consultant with an MA (Hons) in Psychology specialising in providing relationship building training and consultancy to a range of organisations across the world. With twelve years business to business board level selling and account management experience prior to joining PwC followed by twelve years training and consultancy, David works closely with professional services firms, financial services organisations, European and UK governmental organisations, the United Nations and police authorities on external and internal relationship management strategies and techniques. His work takes him regularly thoughout Europe, the Middle and Far East, India and USA.

About Chris Hipkiss, Consultant

Based in Bury St Edmunds, Chris began his career with Whitbread and progressed through to sales management and national accounts roles prior to moving into management training in which he has over 20 years experience. Chris draws on his experience in the field together with his consultative selling techniques to support organisations across a range of sizes and sectors including logistics and distribution, engineering and financial services with their management training requirements.

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