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Unofficial Partner is the leading podcast on the business of sport.

With a stellar reputation for editorial excellence and informed, entertaining conversations on the big subjects, Unofficial Partner sits at the centre of a private network of some of the most influential people in global sport.

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Unofficial Partner Live

We do two types of live event: Small private invite-only networking evenings and big, ticketed live sessions.

The Unofficial Partner Brainstorm is our premium event brand.

We invite smart people to solve a problem, live on stage.

The result is an evening of high quality and entertaining thought leadership where a mix of guests from inside and outside of sport discuss the big questions.

The audience consists of approximately 100-150 paying customers and VIP guests.

The evening is recorded, edited and subsequently published as an Unofficial Partner podcast. 

The tone is informal and, whisper it, fun.

Bespoke micro-events

Richard Gillis in conversation at Live event

A new take on sports industry networking

An exclusive VIP event featuring a live podcast recording – we regularly arrange informal networking events for up to 30-40 people.

We work with our clients to draw up a hit list of ideal attendees.​​

The UP style at these events is informal, relaxed and intimate.

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Be part of a community of people from across the global sports business.

Contact Unofficial Partner founders Richard Gillis or Sean Singleton via unofficialpartner.com or via Twitter.

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Overthinking the sports business, for money


Overthinking the sports business, for money