Endorsements

Firstly many thanks for your very warm welcome last Saturday, I really appreciated it! Certainly any thoughts of any misunderstanding the week previous were long gone beforehand anyway! As someone who owned and ran a corporate events company for several years - I know the hard work that goes into making them a success. Overall I thought the event was excellent, pitched at just the right tone in speeches (Jason White was a pleasant surprise - but good to have a new face to speak on the scene) Many attendees our occasional, but for lots I bet who like me, are always at rugby events and dinners different speakers are very welcome (It freshness that will keep them coming back).Food and Drink were excellent - and so was the venue. It was great to work with you and looking forward to seeing you next season.

Jamie Farrell - MD
Maverick Group International

Thoroughly enjoyed the event, as did all of my clients… the informal nature of it went down very well, as I explained on the day that one wealthy client flew in by helicopter in the morning and loved the real rugby atmosphere. Fed up of stuffy hospitality. Do you run anything similar down south?  We’re already sorted for 6 Nations, but it will be starch linen & cucumber sandwiches!!!

Aldemore
Adam Gintry – Marketing Business Partner – Asset Finance

Dear Scott, On behalf of Robbie and myself, I would like to thank you both for your help in assisting Event Scotland with the organisation of the The Open at Hoylake for us. Your assistance took pressure away from us during a busy period and we appreciate your help. It was great to see you both last weekend at the event and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Best wishes Yours sincerely.

Paul Bush
Deputy CEO - Event Scotland

Dear Scott, I just wanted to say a big thank-you to you and the Platinum One team for taking such great care of us at Hoylake last week. I have had great feedback from our guests and they will long remember the Open at Hoylake. As always it was a pleasure to work with you. You and your brother have the happy knack of combining professionalism and fun, roll on Kingsbarns..”

Jack Perry
CEO – Scottish Enterprises

Scott, Thanks and very much appreciated your support over the 'course' of the few days I was at Hoylake. Looking forward to St Andrews. Regards,

Allan Currie
Director Energy, Electronics & MOET
Scottish Development International

Dear Scott, Just a short note to thank you most sincerely for your commitment and efforts over the last 18 months in the successful delivery of the Golden Oldies last week. The event attracted around 3000 players in 120 teams from 18 countries across the world, bringing an estimated £4 million economic impact to the Scottish economy. Thanks again With best wishes Yours sincerely.

Paul Bush
CEO – EventScotland

Dear Scott, I know that both Jai and Jon have already expressed their gratitude to you but it would be totally remiss of me not to add my own words of thanks for all the guidance, opportunity and help you gave us during last week’s festival. It really was the most amazing event from beginning to end and you must be absolutely thrilled at how well it all went. I know from personal experience that that does not just happen, it comes as a result of an awful lot of planning. There is also no doubt in my mind that the name Wooden Spoon will also travel the globe as a result of the opportunities you afforded to us and for that we are especially grateful. Yours sincerely,

Charlie Bryden
Chairman, Wooden Spoon Scottish National Committee

Dear Scott, All of our staff have expressed how much they had enjoyed working in such a unique environment of fun and friendship. From all accounts you have run a very successful event - congratulations on the considerable planning and enterprise that you had to put into making it run so well. Best regards,

Bill Watson
CEO – Glentress Ambulance Services

Scott, The Edinburgh Festival ranks up there as one of our best Rugby events - thank you for the Operations aspects of the sporting component.

Keith Robertson
CEO Air New Zealand Golden Oldies

The Touch World Cup was a fantastic success and has elevated the reputation of the Scottish Touch Association. It fills me with an enormous sense of pride for us to be able to realise our vision to host such an event and then to do so in such spectacular fashion. I have lost count the number of players, referees and officials, many of whom have attended multiple world cups, who have said this has been the best ever.

Peter Faassen de Heer
STA President

Just writing to say thank-you for the opportunity to take part in the touch world cup last month. I had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many people from all over the world. You and Viki did a great job. It must have been very stressful for both of you but you did not ever let the stress effect the friendly and caring way you dealt with everyone. I hope we will meet again one day. All the best

Ruth Reid
Volunteer from Australia

I have been meaning to drop you a line to say what a fantastic job you and Scott did with the World Cup. From a players point of view it was an amazing experience and went so smoothly! You guys should be really proud as it was an enormous event. I hope you have both had/or are planning a good rest!

Judy Anderson
Winning Scotland Foundation and Scotland Mixed Open Team Member

I have been meaning to drop you a line to say what a fantastic job you and Scott did with the World Cup. From a players point of view it was an amazing experience and went so smoothly! You guys should be really proud as it was an enormous event. I hope you have both had/or are planning a good rest!

Judy Anderson
Winning Scotland Foundation and Scotland Mixed Open Team Member

Thank you to you both for the superb delivery of the event that you achieved and our friendship. The event would not have been such a success without your personal dedication to the task. Initial survey feedback supports that. Yes, Let's speak soon. Regards,

dc, (Dennis Coffey)
Secretary General, Federation of International Touchbr>

Just to say a big well done for putting together and running a great World Cup. I know the hard work that needs to get done before the event even starts and it all came good. I'd be interested to hear the feedback from people, I wouldn't expect it to be anything but positive. I really enjoyed the being part of it, it was a very memorable week and along with the other volunteers, we all pulled together as a great team to pull it off. They were all good fun to work with. I think that is one of the best things about working on such a project - the sense of achievement at the end, and to know that everyone came together to play a part. I remember suffering from post-Euros blues after last July. Hope you both take a well-deserved break!

Tom Bedkowski
Statutory Director, Tournament Director, England Touch Association

From me personally, there is no doubt that this was the best tournament that I have experienced in my career. Everything seemed to fall into place. The outcome from and for the referees I found to be excellent.

Ian Matthews
Director of Referees. FIT

Hi Scott, thanks for your email, we're glad it was a positive experience for you and you were right to ask for the fourth voice. The coverage was well received and complimented by the NZ broadcaster after the first day. So all round it has been a good experience for us, Glasgow and the sport itself. Happy times then. Thanks for all your input and help over the last year, we are very grateful for all you did. Cheers

Gary Lovejoy
Host Broadcaster Deputy Head of Production – Commonwealth Games – Glasgow 2014

Hi Scott, The event looked, and sounded fantastic, a credit to everyone at the venue. Right Holders here were very happy with the coverage, as was I after months of planning. Hope we get a chance to work again in the future, Thanks

Paul Haines
Host Broadcaster Co-ordinating Producer – SVGTV – CG2014

Absolutely brilliant tonight! You get better and better. So much info, passion, knowledge….Pleasure to have you on the show. Also your enthusiasm & input makes up for the lack of atmos & slightly average skill level. Least it was exciting…Thanks for keeping it interesting! Quality…Think you’re still buzzing from the ‘no thanks vote’

Text from Joe Towns
BBC Wales Scrum V Executive Producer following Guinness Pro 12 - Scarlets v Edinburgh, 26th September 2014 – a 20 all draw!

Hi Scott, One week gone and I thought it might be a good time to drop you a note. Thanks for all your efforts so far, you've done your job excellently. With a number of relatively inexperienced performers in the co-comm role it's been great having you there as a seasoned pro. I was watching this morning and it reminded me listening to you that the role of a good co-commentator is not just to analyse in-play, but to perform the role, get some drama into your voice and build the experience for the viewer. You do this very well indeed. Top work mate. Can't wait to get out there and I'll buy you a glass or five of the best wine we can find. cheers tony

Tony Pastor
Head of Production, Broadcast, ITV plc

Hi Scott, Re- Melrose 7’s - It was a very good production, thought you were terrific! Yes the VT was insightful - BBC very happy with this year's production!

Arelene Jeffrey
Timline Films/Sunset & Vine

Can I sign off by saying thank you for your valuable contribution to our coverage over the course of the year: be it on the 7s, in the studio, or behind the mic. In cricketing parlance: a genuine all-rounder, and we know how useful they are! Finally, may i wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy Hogmanay.

Gus Williamson
Executive Producer, Rugby Union, Sky Sports

Morning Scott, Thank you for your services, entertaining and professional as always. It went down a treat with the guests and we have had some fabulous feedback. Enjoy your holiday and thanks once again! Kind regards

Tracey Quin
Hospitality Sales Manager | Murrayfield Experience | Murrayfield Stadium | Edinburgh | EH12 5PJ

Scott – just a quick note to say well done the other night at the Rugby Writer’s Dinner. Not an easy gig for sure to satisfy the audience. Good luck going forward

Guy
Guy Richardson, Director of Operations, British Lions Ltd

Scott, Many thanks again for yesterday - you were on top form! Blane Dodds was most impressed.

Graham F Watson
Chief Executive, Positive Leadership Limited

Dear Scott, Many thanks for your contribution to what was a most enjoyable lunch. The entertainment side went very well and you engaged beautifully with everyone and made the lunch special We've had good feedback from table hosts. See you around and best of luck with the matches over the coming weekend. Best wishes

Alan Lawson
President – Scottish Rugby & Trustee Bill McLaren Foundation

Dear Scott, On behalf of the BVCA and guests present I would like to thank you for giving up your time to join us at the regional dinner in Edinburgh last week to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. May I pay special thanks for delivering a superb address which was inspiring and hugely entertaining. We hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did. Thank you once again. Kind regards,

Simon Clark
Chairman, BVCA

Morning Scott, I wanted to on behalf of the Board and in fact all the members send you our thanks for the weekend. Not only for your great speech at the Gents Dinner but also for the many moments across the weekend where you participated…..from presenting the jugs of beer to the First XV, followed by the Man of the Match performance to the address to the Under 10 teams to ourselves, LSH and Sefton on Sunday….and also the many conversations you had with members over the weekend….nothing was too much trouble for you. Hope the journey home went well……Our very best wishes to you and your family – you will always be welcome at the Club. Kind Regards

Andrey Carney
Chairman – Southport RFC