• This marks the second time Robert Walters has sponsored the Lions tour, the first being their 2013 tour of Australia

The British & Irish Lions today announced that Robert Walters will be an Official Sponsor for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand.

It will be the second time that the world’s leading specialist professional recruitment consultancy have been associated with the Lions following the 2013 Tour to Australia.

British & Irish Lions Chief Operating Officer Charlie McEwen said: “We are delighted to be working with Robert Walters for the second consecutive Tour. Their focus on fielding the best of the best resonates with the Lions, who are defined by being the very best of the home unions on and off the field. We are looking forward to building on the successes of 2013 to ensure our partnership is long and enduring.”

Robert Walters Chief Marketing Officer Stephen Edwards said: “The British & Irish Lions are one of the world's most iconic and historic sporting institutions and we are excited to be continuing our partnership for a second tour.”

“We have a global network of offices spanning 25 countries including New Zealand and we are delighted to be able to help take the Lions there. The values we hold core as a business have direct parallels to those of the Lions and the selection challenges faced by the coaching staff resonate with our own challenge of helping our clients recruit and build the best teams possible. We look forward to what promises to be an exciting next 10 months.”

For further information, please contact Alan O'Doherty on or 020 7509 8839