BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN SPORT – NON-LEGAL
Deloitte’s Sports Business Group
Deloitte’s Sports Business Group has been a leading advisor to the sports industry for more than 30 years. During this time, the Manchester-based team has advised clients in over 40 countries, across more than 30 different sports.
Its client roster includes club and franchise operators; leagues and international bodies; national and local governments; as well as private and institutional investors.
The Group provides clients with knowledge and insight that will enable transformational change, resolve their most significant challenges, enhance value and fuel opportunities for growth.
Ultimately, providing organisations with advice that will build growth, investment and resilience across Sport, to improve the experiences of players, fans and communities around the world.
Deloitte’s Sports Business Group continues to use its platform within the industry to raise awareness and address the key issues hampering growth within sport. This includes informing the firm’s sponsorship of international sports federations and competitions, aimed at opening up sport for all, and developing new analysis on diversity, inclusion and sustainability within sport.
Acting as both sponsors and advisors, Deloitte is committed to developing an industry which sparks significant societal and economic growth for generations to come.
Engage Financial Services
Engage Financial Services Ltd is a boutique financial planning services company specializing in supporting sports professionals and entrepreneurs.
Founded in 2017 by chartered financial adviser and ex-professional footballer Sam Sloma, Engage sets itself apart with its niche experience and expertise. We currently support a diverse range of sports professionals, from premier league players to retired footballers, to sports agents.
Breaking through the stereotypes and assumptions people make about professional sports people – Engage recognises that they’ve all been through different trials and tribulations to get where they’ve got to, we listen and respond to each individual’s story.
With a focus on financial education, building good habits and keeping things simple – Engage prides itself on providing better client outcomes and being a business we can we proud of.
We buck the trend by charging on a fixed fee basis to ensure our advice is always impartial, and by being transparent and upfront about our fees. Engage are consistently in VouchedFor’s top rated list, NMA top 100 firms list, and we won Money Marketing’s Small Adviser firm of the year award in 2021.
“provided great advice on all financial matters and has taught me to have a better relationship with money.”
Evelyn Partners supports the sports industry through top quality advice, service and education. We are committed to ensuring sportspeople are educated to understand and avoid potential pitfalls. We are passionate about empowering the individual to understand the importance of saving for life after their sporting career and of getting into good financial habits early in their career. Looking at investing for the future, but also ensuring our clients have life and health protection in place, so they have financial stability for themselves and their family in a time of need.
Our education starts at academy level and extends across our client base. We are adept at having difficult conversations to unearth an underlying issue or concern, and given the breadth of services we can offer, are then well placed to help resolve the issue. We have a wealth of experience in our fields and leading talent within each area of expertise. Our clients receive timely advice and a proactive service. We have an excellent network throughout the sports industry, ensuring our clients receive the best advice from other professionals and have a trusted team of advisers to support them in providing a first-class service that our clients deserve.
KSS Design Group
KSS Design Group, a leader in the design of elite sporting facilities, are best known our service to football and rugby, in the creation of stadia and unrivalled training facilities, but we wish to be recognised as so much more than that.
The aim for this past year was to continue to build on that success and at the same time further expand and be recognised in other sports, where transferrable skills could be applied to deliver exceptional facilities for clients within multi-use arenas, tennis, motorsport and cricket.
The results have been incredibly rewarding and it is to the credit of the whole team at KSS, the loyalty of existing clients and the enthusiasm of new clients.
We are delighted to work within the wonderful world of sport which never ceases to inspire and challenge, giving rise to opportunity and great joy in delivering world class facilities.
KSS has worked harder and smarter than ever before to enable us to announce what has been a stunning success this last year offering our professional services to a wide range of sports, for which we dare to say, we are very proud and would love this to be recognised.
PKF Francis Clark
PKF Francis Clark’s nationally recognised professional sports group is proud to support more than 500 UK and international clients, providing accountancy, tax, corporate finance and general commercial business advice.
The largest independent accountancy firm in the South West, PKF Francis Clark is official accountancy and taxation partner of the Rugby Players Association, Somerset County Cricket Club and Britain’s America’s Cup challengers TEAM INEOS UK, led by longstanding client Sir Ben Ainslie. As well as Olympic athletes and players across a wide range of sports and esports, clients include Bristol Sport, Western Storm, British Sailing team members, national governing bodies and Team England Rugby.
PKF Francis Clark’s ethos of shared ambition means working closely with clients to achieve their goals, whatever stage of their career they are at. By taking a proactive approach to managing their tax and business affairs, the team allows clients to focus on the demands of training and competing, knowing their finances are taken care of.
Education is at the heart of the team’s approach to empowering professional sports clients, through webinars, e-shots and club visits for face-to-face sessions.