The Business League offers a host of events and services that support the growth of your business and the development of a strong network. Our most well-known and attended event, our monthly Business Breakfast, is held on the first Wednesday of each month and on the third Tuesday of each month.
The Next Business League Breakfast – North
WHEN: Wednesday 4th July 2018
WHERE: Bond University
TIME: DOORS OPEN 6.30AM FOR 7AM START.
“Jaimie Fuller is an Australian businessman who is Executive Chairman of the international sports compression wear company, SKINS (www.skins.net).
Jaimie is a hugely passionate sports fan whose sporting prowess was (and still is) inversely proportional to his passion. He is committed to the SKINS ethos of ‘Fuelling the True Spirit of Competition’ as a central platform of its brand identity.
This was illustrated in 2010 when SKINS withdrew their sponsorship of Australian National Rugby League club Melbourne Storm after the club was found guilty of systematically cheating the league’s salary cap. Melbourne Storm were subsequently stripped of a series of league honours and fined almost $2 million. The decision to withdraw sponsorship was commercially a costly one, but considered necessary for the sake of the company’s position on the values of fair play.
It was further demonstrated in 2016 when SKINS withdrew sponsorship of an athlete who was found by independent investigators appointed by Jaimie to have received ‘unauthorised assistance’ on a record run attempt.
Jaimie has founded a number of industry groups and campaigns, including the international pressure group, Change Cycling Now (CCN), the anti-doping campaign #ChooseTheRightTrack and the campaign reclaim football for players and fans, #NewFIFANow.
More recently, Jaimie has set his sights on SKINS leading the way in advocating for some of the big social issues in sport that need to be addressed.
This started in 2015 with the ‘Hypocrisy World Cup’ campaign, in conjunction with #NewFIFANow, the International Trade Union Confederation and Playfair Qatar. The aim of the campaign was to highlight the gap between football sponsors’ rhetoric on business integrity and human rights, and the organization and tournaments they chose to sponsor.
Another issue on which Jaimie is passionate is that of homophobia in sport as detailed in 2014 Out on the Fields report.
In partnership with Pride in Diversity and Pride in Sport, SKINS founded the inaugural ‘Rainbow Round of Sport’ in Australia in 2016 focussing on saying #KnotMe to homophobia in sport. The #RainbowLaces campaign invited elite sporting teams and athletes to wear #RainbowLaces for a particular weekend of sport across five sporting codes. As part of the campaign, 100,000 pairs of laces were given away for free to community organizations and grassroots clubs.
The #RainbowLaces round of sport was successfully adopted by a selection of teams from each code. SKINS and Jaimie are in this campaign for the long haul and Jaimie says the #RainbowLaces round in 2018 will be bigger and better!
Jaimie is a regular commentator on the role sport can play in helping to change society for the better. He is a regular contributor to public forums and conferences in Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, Australia and the USA. Jaimie also presented at the 2016 Lions in Cannes on the topic of Purpose Marketing and SKINS journey therein to make a difference. He blogs regularly at watercooler.skins.net.