Best pitch presenter you’ve ever seen
Whilst not a pitch when I first saw Harvey Spector’s character in Suits it certainly made me smile...
Best sports marketing campaign (that wasn’t yours)
Let’s go old school... 1998 Nike, Brazil National Soccer Team at the Airport
Best agency (that isn’t yours)
I met with Lane4 recently originally set up by Adrian Moorhouse... brilliant
business built around performance and people
Best young industry talent
Julian Tan, Formula 1 – saw him present recently on a webinar and would definitely highlight him as one to watch for the future.
Best sporting event attended
Tricky.. there’s been so many.... For sheer crowd volume and emotion I think it has to be London 2012, Super Saturday Evening Athletics Session, although my daughter fell asleep when Mo won his gold...
Best sporting event on TV
2019 Cricket World Cup Final was spectacular.... Any close finish at The Masters or a deciding Test Match in a British Lions Series
Best brand ambassador
Rory for Nike or Beckham for Adidas
Best Industry Event or Conference
I’m fortunate to get invited to the Brits every year which is always a great night but my favourite client event is Boodles Tennis Tournament at Stoke Park
Best film containing a scene depicting the sports
Two favourites... Blindside and Jerry Maguire....
Best book recommendation
Really enjoyed the story of Nike... Shoe Dog, Phil Knight
Best pub or bar
Once again depends on the city and who you are out with.... However one that
sticks in the mind is the Blue Bar at Gleneagles.... Whisky and Cigar after a round
of golf.... Tremendous or if not there then and dinner the Outdoor Bar at The
Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire
Le Manoir – just another level....
Best holiday resort
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai – fortunate to have enjoyed one of their Villas for our
10th Wedding Anniversary and who should be staying opposite but one Rory
Best box set
Line of Duty.... Just brilliantly written.
Best influence on your career
My wife and kids....
Best dinner companions (min 4, max 6)
Best job in the sports biz
Gary Linekers’... easy life ... commentating on Football and Golf with SPOTY
every year for good measure....
Best professional regret
As my wife will tell you I’ve always coveted the idea of setting up my own business.... Who knows, one day !
Best skill you most covet
Having the confidence to call a pre-meditated draw using my driver off the fairway on a dog leg monster par 5...
Best trait you admire in others
Courage.... When it all goes horribly wrong having the confidence to front it out
face to face or over the phone...
Best overrated virtue
Punctuality and Manners... both have been, and always will, be free.... Yet are
I sat next to a father and son at the All England Club a few years ago who had taken a year out to travel the world following the greatest sporting events on
earth... it stuck in the memory. 2021 would likely be a cracker with The Lions, The Euros and The Olympics all within a heartbeat of each other...