Best pitch presenter you’ve ever seen:

Alejandro Agag. Having worked with Formula E at its inception, I’ve been hugely impressed with the progress made in just 5 years

 

Best sports marketing campaign (that wasn’t yours):

Channel 4’s “Superhumans” campaign for the Paralympics

 

Best agency (that isn’t yours):

Hard to pick out one. The market is healthy

 

Best young industry talent:

I’m always impressed by the people working at Copa90

 

Best sporting event attended:

London 2012 Olympics - never seen so many happy people in one place

 

Best sporting event on TV:

Toss-up between the Champions League and the Ryder Cup

 

Best brand ambassador: Anthony Joshua

 

Best industry event or conference: Leaders London

 

Best film containing a scene depicting the sports business:

The Four Year Plan - the ultimate fly on the wall documentary

 

Best book recommendation: Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh

 

Best bar or pub: The Smoking Dog in Lyon

 

Best restaurant: Galvin: La Chapelle

 

Best holiday resort: Sri Lanka has some amazing sights

 

Best box set: Band of Brothers

 

Best influence on your career:

My great pal Godfrey McFall who tragically passed away in 2018. He passed on so much good advice when I started out at Oliver & Ohlbaum

 

Best dinner companions (min 4, max 6):

Arsène Wenger, Queen ER II, Armando Iannucci, Martin Scorsese, Michelle Obama. And my wife Susie would be rightly cheesed off if she didn’t join too

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NICK BEAZLEY

UEFA Strategy Manager

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Best job in the sports biz:

David Spearing - the steward at Wimbledon in charge of the players’ box. He’s had the best seat in the house for over 20 years

 

Best professional regret:

Sounds cliché but I genuinely don’t have one

 

Best skill you most covet: Proficiency in DIY

 

Best trait you admire in others: Humility

 

Best overrated virtue: Always saying what you think

 

Best ambition:

To see Arsenal win the Champions League with my kids. We may have to wait a while