"We had the pleaseure of hosting the Worlds Strongest Brothers and their WIves from left to right - Tom Stoltman WSM x2, Mrs Sinead Stoltman, Gregor Edmunds x2 World Highland Games Champion, Susan MacCormick Director Links Hospitality, Luke Stoltman Europeans Strongestman, Aaron Collins MD of Links Hospitality, Mrs Kushi Stoltman"
Our founder, Aaron Collins, is a Maori with rugby in his blood.
His father, John, was a former All Black and Poverty Bay rugby great. And in the 1990s, Aaron played for Waikato, Bay of Plenty and later Glasgow Warriors.
His Waikato debut was an occasion to remember — playing at centre, his try helped the province to a famous 38-10 victory over the British and Irish Lions on their 1993 tour of New Zealand. You'll recognise the names of some of his team-mates that day: future All Blacks coaches John Mitchell and Ian Foster, and Warren Gatland, who later led the Lions on a return tour of his home country.
After his rugby career, Aaron went on to compete in strongman competitions, including the World's Strongest Nation.
And having gained so much from his experiences, the focus is now on connecting people through the excitement of the big sporting events.
Large-scale sports hospitality often lacks the personal touch. Sure, you’re wined and dined, and probably get to enjoy a good view of the action. You may even meet a famous face or two. But the experience can leave you feeling like just another face in the crowd.
At Links Hospitality, it’s our mission to deliver an unforgettable day out for each of our clients. One that’s fun — not straight-laced or uptight.
Our business is half Maori, half Scottish and we aim to represent the best of both cultures!
We live by the Maori custom of welcoming every guest into the 'Whānau' (family) by making them feel at home. That means paying close attention to each individual’s experience.
We genuinely love what we do and that’s reflected in our level of service. It’s helped us build a strong base of loyal clients, who rely on us for all their corporate hospitality needs.
We’ve also built relationships with some of the biggest names within the sport and entertainment industry. We invite them to our events so you get a chance to rub shoulders with current and previous sports and entertainment legends.