Harlequins Business Academy


The Harlequins Business Academy takes the principles of high performance from the elite sporting environment and applies them to the commercial world.


We deliver tailored workshops, speeches and development programmes that change the way people think and behave. The insights we share and the tools we provide facilitate a culture of continuous improvement that lead to a World Class Organisation.


Earlier this season, we hosted an event for Charles Stanley Wealth Management focussing on developing Resilience.


Paul Abberley their CEO shared his feedback: “We had a very successful day at Harlequins. We shared a unique experience with 60 of our clients which helped us to further cement key relationships and offer an additional strand to the genuine personal service we offer, which is essential to Charles Stanley growing its business.”



The Harlequins Business Academy is led by Roderic Yapp. A former Royal Marines Officer, he has led Royal Marines on operations around the world. Highlights include service in Afghanistan, Libya and off the coast of Somalia.


He left the Corps in 2012 and has supported managers to create high performing teams across a multitude of sectors including Professional Services, Asset Management, Banking, Retail, Nuclear, Rating Agencies, large complex UK plc and the NHS. He is now working with Harlequins to take the principles of high performance from this elite club to the commercial world.


To learn more about the Business Academy or the bespoke workshops we run, email BusinessAcademy@quins.co.uk