K-Club Breakfast Speaker – 27th September 2018
Head of Sport Services at JMW
Ben began his career in the talent management industry, becoming one of the youngest FA Licensed Agents in the UK as part of the team at Base Soccer Agency. He then moved to Lagardère Sports where he worked across their global commercial and sponsorship rights portfolio.
In November 2017, he joined JMW as Head of Sport Services, leading its team across a range of disciplines within the sports sector. Within his role, Ben runs Barn Door, an award-winning online platform connecting over 200 sports stars with a wide range of new business and active commercial opportunities designed to help athletes prepare for life beyond sport.
‘Why is athlete transition into business such an underdeveloped area in the UK? How can we learn from the US and potentially be on the cusp of a new generation of elite athletes collaborating successfully with businesses?’
Ben is passionate about athlete transition and the added value to both sports stars and businesses in collaboration. He will discuss how sports people can transition into the business world once their sporting career comes to an end, looking at the kind of opportunities that might be both suitable and available, as well as discussing the benefits from a business and/or brand perspective through such collaboration.