Archive for December, 2005

Mobile telecoms company Vodafone today announced that they would become the title sponsor for McLaren-Mercedes Formula One team for a period of 10 years with a review after 5. This means that they will not be renewing their sponsorship of the Ferrari team of which Michael Shumacher has given the brand significant exposure with multiple […]


Wow, what a week in sport, Manchester United get knocked out of the UEFA Champions League and Harry Redknapp returns to Portsmouth. First off, Man. Utd leaving Europe prematurely, worse still at the bottom of the group, so the club can’t even ‘enjoy’ the UEFA Cup.  The implications for the club are that they have […]


Not really sport business but I came across an interesting site where a guy wants to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games, raising £1m for charity in the process. If you have a good sense of humour you’ll love following his progress, so far he contacted various countries who may be in a position […]


Last week I went to the Global Sports Infrastructure Conference 2005 at the Oval cricket ground in London, hosted by UK Trade and Investment.  There were some impressive speakers in attendance and some great discussion points raised regarding the hosting of large scale events, in particular legacy issues. Ironically, the best point raised all day […]