Recent Dragons’ Den success story Active Away tells Real Business why it went on the investor show with a very clear, and unusual, goal in mind.
Wunderman UK’s executive creative director, Ian Haworth, reminisces about his time as a ballboy at Wimbledon, and compares like-for-like the tennis court trials to his role of creative director.
As the dust begins to settle on the revelations that female tennis star Maria Sharapova failed a recent drug test, the issue of the big endorsement deals making up the lion’s share of athletes’ earnings has reared its ugly head.
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The winners of this year's Wimbledon singles finals will both take home £1.88m, but endorsement deals still make up a considerable chunk of the top players' annual earnings. Having commercial appeal is important to any player looking to up their financial status – but it can also be something of a distraction.
A sport career can be lucrative, but can also leave individuals floundering once they're past the peak years. Real Business takes a look at those who ventured into the world of business – the shrewd successes and those who scored own goals.