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Co Antrim training consultancy firm pens new IRFU contracts

L-R: Ulster Rugby chief executive, Johnny Petrie; Square Box founder, Harry Harpur; and Bryn Cunningham, operations director at Ulster Rugby

CO Antrim training consultancy, Square Box has signed new contracts with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and Ulster Rugby.

Square Box has been working with the IRFU since 2017, creating bespoke training programmes for the organisation across various different levels, from staff to director level.

Further culture programmes have been developed with IRFU, which will be delivered across the organisation in 2020, aimed at ensuring employees are aligned with the organisations' culture and values and are performing to their highest ability.

In addition to the work with the IRFU, the company has now also started training with Ulster Rugby to deliver a variety of programmes to the director, senior management and staff teams.

Square Box founder Harry Harpur said: “Our trainers, known as boxers, have been working with the IRFU for some 18 months delivering a development programme. Following excellent feedback and dynamic results, we have now signed a further 18-month contract to deliver a culture programme which encapsulates values and balances and encompasses all of the staff at IRFU.”

Ulster Rugby chief executive, Johnny Petrie, said: “We have been working with Harry and the team at Square Box to help our Senior Management team, including myself, get to grips with our business plan, as well as gaining a better understanding of how we should work together to drive the club forward in the coming years.

“I found that Square Box's direct methods and their style of working were well aligned with our own and we have made great strides as a result of the sessions we have held with Square Box to date. The company has also started working with our staff teams and we are looking forward to seeing how that training is implemented within the organisation.”

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