Last weekend our HSBC Sevens team travelled to France for the penultimate leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series in Paris. Throughout the ten leg series HSBC have set out to prove that Rugby Sevens athletes are some of the most skillful and physically fit athletes on the planet in a content series titled ‘7s vs the World’. In Paris, the team looked to prove that the kicking skills of Rugby Sevens players are a step above your normal athletes. Think your precision kicking is on point? Watch the video below as rugby legends and sevens fans go up against the ultimate top bins challenge.

The FPS team has had a busy fortnight supporting our new client PSP Investments on the official opening of their European Hub in London. The company, which is one of Canada’s largest pension funds, is expanding into Europe in a post-Brexit era and this message was positively received amongst national UK broadsheets including the front page of CityAM, Daily Telegraph, The Times & The Daily Express. The team also secured two broadcast slots for PSP’s CEO Andre Bourbonnais on both CNBC’s Market Street & Bloomberg Live. Further coverage appeared in top trade titles including Private Equity News, Reuters and Financial News.

This week the FPS team published the results of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply’s (CIPS) survey on the impact of Brexit on supply chains.  The survey of over 2,000 supply chain managers found that businesses are already preparing to sever supply chains between the UK and EU ahead of the completion of the Brexit negotiations. The results proved very popular with the media and resulted in some great coverage in the Mail on Sunday, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and in two separate articles in The Financial Times. The results have spread far and wide and requests continue to flood in from the likes of The New York Times, the French embassy and even the Bank of England!

Sophie Mindell and Helen Wood joined Candace Kuss at the Twitter #FurtherFaster event this week to hear about the latest trends in video. They learnt how to take a proper break with Kit Kat, tips for adapting to VR (forget the frame) and that Dinerama do excellent pizza.

A few members of H+K’s health and wellness team attended the One Question conference on Wednesday in London’s Banking Hall. The conference saw 18 experts from a wide variety of industries discuss their answer to one question: can we really trust technology? We heard from representatives of the Obama White House, YouGov, Pixar and the NHS Mental Health Network, as well as our own Vikki Chowney; each contemplating the value, danger, and key questions left to answer as technology becomes increasingly advanced.