Two friends with a passion for cricket wanted to find a way to keep playing as they got older, a simple idea which blossomed into BATFAST – a business dedicated to helping people enjoy sport.
While Joe Sillett’s first business fell just as quickly as it had risen, the serial entrepreneur has lots of confidence in his latest offering – the Funky Iron Company.
Much of the change surrounding cricket relates to the advent and rise of its shorter Twenty20 (T20) format – and Surrey County Cricket Club is amongst those embracing it.
London-based cricket team Surrey has banked £2m of commitments during the first two days of a fundraising effort to finance the redevelopment of two stands at its ground.
On the back of the England cricket team reclaiming the Ashes during the fourth test in Nottingham, it’s been revealed that British sales of cricket and polo equipment to Australia during 2014 topped £1m.
As the nation's cricket team racks up big score after big score on the field, SMEs are also taking an interest in the country, but for very different reasons. Each see it as a great export market.