UK Sport, Leisure & Entertainment
This is a very diverse sector – comprising not only the complex and challenging business of sport, but also health and fitness, stadia, visitor attractions and hospitality in all its forms. The health and fitness industry alone is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. Studies of demographic changes show that by 2020 more than 25% of the UK population will be aged over 60. As such the industry will need to capitalise on the opportunities this will provide.
In many ways, sport, leisure and entertainment are dogged by business interruption, brand reputation and issues of health and safety more directly than most other sectors For example, the impact of adverse weather conditions could be catastrophic before a major sporting event, incurring huge cost. Equally, a health and safety problem at a large stadium can this could severely damage the value of its owner's brand.
In addition to uncontrollable risks, there are corporate risks presented by bad management, which should be well within the control of the boardroom, not least in football clubs.
The Buchler Phillips team in this area is led personally by David Buchler . His success rate in restructuring and securing the future of troubled football clubs is unparalleled, underpinned by a rigorous methodology for increasing revenues and turning losses into profits.