We are experts in managing the financial, regulatory, and tax requirements for organisations and professionals across the sports industry

Professional and Semi-Professional Sports Organisations

The world of sport faces continual changes in its regulatory environment, with increased focus on commercial sustainability.

We advise a large number of clients in the sports sector, with particular focus on professional cricket, cycling, and football.

As well as providing assurance services such as external and internal audit, we use our in-depth industry knowledge to provide advisory services to complement growth plans, as well as due diligence assignments to support change of ownership and refinancing transactions.

Some of the services we can help with

  • Audit and Assurance
  • Business Advisory
  • Profit and Sustainability Reporting
  • Registration Paperwork
  • Due Diligence
  • Pre-Lending Reviews

Organisations and Sports Professionals

As a professional sports person, the dedication to your craft does not allow you the time to ensure that your current and future finances are in good order.

All too often, we see professional sports people trusting the handling of their financial affairs to individuals and organisations who are incentivised short-term, paying inadequate attention to the whole of life plan.  Post-retirement, the focus of the former is on their active clients, leading to the client being exposed.

As a PKF Smith Cooper client, we will ensure that your financial affairs are structured efficiently, with a clear focus around your post retirement plans and requirements, allowing you and your family financial peace of mind.

We have an intimate understanding of the specific challenges facing sports professionals, with specific experience in boxing, cycling, cricket, tennis, and football.

Some of the services we can help with

  • Audit, Accounts and Assurance Services
  • Private Client Services
  • Wealth Management, Pensions, Trusts etc
  • Family Investment Companies
  • Family Office 

Our partner-led, experienced team offer clients a truly committed and lasting partnership.

If you feel in the dark about your earnings and future plan, get in touch with our experts today.

Key experts

David Nelson

Senior Partner


Dean Nelson

Business Recovery and Insolvency Partner


Laura Parr

Head of Employment Tax


Adam Armiger

Manager - Payroll


Callum Jones

Senior Manager - Audit


Thomas Webb

Assistant Manager Consultant - Capital Allowances