London 2012 Deputy Chairman Sir Keith Mills on the business legacy of the Games

London 2012 Deputy Chairman Sir Keith Mills says the professionalism demonstrated in running the Olympic and Paralympic Games will stand the UK sports industry in good stead as it is forced to up its game to succeed in difficult economic times.

Speaking in the first instalment of an in-depth video interview on the newly revamped GlobalSportsJobs website, Sir Keith says the Games “provided sport with the opportunity to become more business-like”.

“It is going to need to be, particularly in the current economic climate which I think might continue for another five or 10years,” he added.
“Those sports which approach their business professionally are those which will win out.”

In a wide-ranging interview, Sir Keith talks about the sporting and business legacies of London 2012, the qualities which make great sporting and business leaders and the future of the sports business. He also delivers tips for those looking to begin or advance careers in sport and talks passionately about Sported, the national sporting charity of which he is a Trustee and driving force.

Sported aims to provide business support and financial resources to community sports organisations, enabling them to improve the lives of more disadvantaged young people than ever before.

The feature interview with Sir Keith is just one of a host of new features to appear on the new-look GlobalSportsJobs.com website and newsletter.

GlobalSportsJobs was launched by Will Lloyd in 2010 to provide a new-generation approach to careers consultancy and job finding services in the sports sector. Today it is established as the leading recruitment platform, partnering with many leading national and international governing bodies, agencies, broadcasters, sporting goods manufacturers, academic institutes and other stakeholders in sport worldwide.

The partnership approach has helped create one of the biggest and fastest growing specialist networks in world sport.

For more information please contact – Will Lloyd, GlobalSportsJobs Ltd on +44 (0) 207633 4504 or wl@globalsportsjobs.com