BlogWith fifteen plus years in the industry, I frequently share my musings on the latest sport business happenings. My words have been published in publications such as the Sunday Telegraph and Sport Business International.
Episode two: making transition worth it - with lauryn williams #002 - Lauryn Williams is a financial planner, author, podcaster, motivational speaker and volunteer. But that's not why most people...read more
Episode one: bronze, silver, gold, russia - with beckie scott d #001 - In her own words, Beckie Scott has witnessed both the light and dark sides of sport. In this first episode, host Ben Nichols talks...read more
Why effective direct delivery of their message has seen athletes become the literal authors of their own story.read more
If there’s one thing sport has afforded me, it’s the opportunity to have a diverse career. It is a career that has taken me from the UK to the UAE, the USA to Canada, and many places in between covering sports as wide-ranging as tennis, swimming, rowing, cricket, football, F1 and more.read more
IS THE INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG? Featured on sportindustry.biz in May 2019Over the past year or two, it’s been difficult to ignore a dramatic surge in the athlete voice. The shift in athletes speaking up for how sport is run has been...read more
The Athlete Uprising unfolding beneath our eyes is real. Very real. 30 April 2019 In the December “wind down period” that the world of business experiences each year, a plethora of articles predicting the next year’s industry trends typically emerges. What is less...read more
In this quickfire Q&A, Ben offers some insight into his love of sport, how he come to work in the industry and explains those “pinch you” moments that make working in international sport so special.read more
As the dust settles on the XXI Commonwealth Games which took place in front of the sublime, sun-drenched beaches of the Gold Coast on Australia’s Eastern Seaboard, there has been time to reflect on the self-styled Games of Firsts.read more
Like Clockwork, Britain’s Sporting Jewels In The Crown Breed Familiarity – But Don’t Get Complacent!
We in Britain are so often incapable of, or at best poor at, articulating the assets that make the UK the great country it is. In fact, it has become something of a national pastime – occasionally an endearing one, often an unnecessary one– to “beat the country up” and look to the positives that other countries have rather than the own on our very doorstepread more
As the global anti-doping community becomes more and more accustomed to the anti-doping rule changes that took effect on January 1 with the introduction of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code, there continues to be a great deal of reflection on the direction that clean sport is taking.read more