Leading professional services companies JMW Solicitors LLP, Lockton Sport, GVA Robson Sports and BDO LLP have created a new consortium to provide sports clubs with tailored services to help deal with the growing range of professional and financial issues that they face.
Terry Robinson, director of TotalSports Services commented: "Sport is big business. But clubs and sports people are facing challenging economic times, in addition to tighter tax laws and tougher employer, immigration and health & safety regulations. TotalSports Services is designed specifically to provide the people and companies working in, or associated with, the sports industry with access with top flight professional advice."
Services provided by TotalSports Services partner companies include specialist legal advice provided by JMW, a leading corporate and commercial law firm offering a broad range of legal services to both corporate and private clients. Its sports team offers a multi-disciplinary sports practice with experience in the exploitation of commercial rights, brand management, IP rights management, corporate and commercial advice, regulatory matters, dispute resolution and employment.
Sports insurance and risk management advice via Lockton Sport, a division of international insurance broker Lockton Companies LLP. Services provided by Lockton include tailored insurance policies for career ending injury, professional and amateur sports association packages, club, player and agent’s insurance and kidnap and ransom.
Property consulting provided by GVA Robson Sports, a specialist sports and property team with the resource of GVA's national network, providing advice on all aspects of property, stadia and sports development, sustainability and income generation for all professional clubs and the grassroots game.
Financial and tax advice supplied by BDO LLP, an international accountancy firm, whose Professional Sports Group, provides audit and tax compliance services, tax planning, tax investigation and Financial advisory services to individuals and businesses involved in sport.
Commenting on Total Sports Services, Bryan Robson, former Manchester Utd and England captain and director of GVA Robson Sports said: "I am extremely pleased that GVA Robson Sports has joined forces with other like minded professional firms to form Total Sports Services. Total Sports Services provides a single source of commercial advice for all professional sports clubs from football through to rugby and cricket.
"All the firms involved in the consortium are leading providers to the sports industry and are specialists in their fields of expertise. We are delighted to be working alongside JMW, BDO and Lockton to provide what I think is a unique and invaluable service for any club."