There are 3.5 billion football fans in the world, over 1 billion people watch The World Cup and here in the UK the sport contributes £3.36 billion to the nation’s GDP. Basically, it’s a pretty big deal.
Gerry is a huge footy fan. Dave is not. So, when they got a former England Captain, FA Cup Finalist and a footballer for over 2 decades they knew it could be interesting.
If (like Dave) you don’t know who Sol Campbell is then a lot of people (like Gerry) would laugh at you. Campbell began his career with Tottenham Hotspur. He spent nine years at Spurs, scoring 10 goals in 255 appearances, and captaining the team to victory in the 1999 Football League Cup Final . He then joined Arsenal where he won two Premier League winners medals and two FA Cup winners medals. After 5 years there he joined Portsmouth. His three years with the club included captaining them to victory in the 2008 FA Cup Final. After a breif stint at Notts County he ended his career with Newcastle United.
That’s a lot of football and a lot to wrap your head around. So, there was a lot to chat to him about. However, unlike most of his boring normal interviews we wanted to know the nitty gritty. For example, is it true that he’s gone into business with his wife? And, isn’t that a bit weird?
The latest research conducted by YouGov – on behalf of Barclays – highlights the worrying impact cybercrime is having on small businesses across the UK. Figures indicate this type of crime costs £35,000 per small business fraud – equating to over £40 billion to date.
Since retiring Sol has opened FBC London, a luxury hand-crafted furniture business, with his wife Fiona. Over the last five years, Sol has spearheaded the business’ strategy, overseeing property purchases and digital growth.