Fortus Business Advisors & Accountants has widened its support available to clients through the creation of a sport and entertainment offering, led by ex-professional footballer Andrew Johnson
The sport and entertainment advisory team will work with current and former athletes now involved in business and will also support business owners operating in the world of sport, media and entertainment. This will include businesses operating in fan engagement, media production, sports sponsorship, and the growing world of e-sports.
Rob Quinn, managing director of Fortus Creative Industries said: ‘The past 12 months at Fortus have been extremely positive, with the creative industries offering being incredibly well-received by the industry. So, this announcement is a natural extension to our service offering given the cross-over of sport and entertainment into the creative and media landscape. Andrew’s well known to the business and his blend of experience from sport and industry is one we look forward to sharing with our clients now and in the future.’
Johnson spent 19 years playing at clubs including Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham and Birmingham City, culminating in a two-year spell as a member of the England football team.
Commenting on his move to Fortus, Johnson said: ‘I’ve been fortunate to experience a great deal during my professional career, from both a football playing and a business perspective. More importantly, I appreciate the importance of planning for life after sport, and the need to have forward-thinking, trusted advisers who can provide the right level of support when it comes to owning and leading businesses.
‘I’ve known the team at Fortus for a long-time and understand the value they can bring to business owners. It’s an exciting time to be joining the business, to support its continued growth and to head up a sector I’m very close to.’
Fortus currently operates UK wide including offices in London, Leeds and Milton Keynes.