By: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Editorial Director
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 11:04 am
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
The feature interview with Sir Keith is just one of a host of new features to appear on the
new-look, state of the art – GlobalSportsJobs.com platform
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.