Being the newest talent agency out there, we want to help you get to know Pitch Representation a little better.
To do this, we’ve asked a range of people who have a close association with Pitch to talk about what we do, how we do it and what our values are.
Up first we speak to the CEO of Pitch Representation, Neil Bailey.
Q. What prompted the idea to form Pitch Rep?
A. It started with a belief that we have an opportunity to approach the representation business differently. As a part of the wider Pitch International, we’re lucky enough to be partners with many of the largest sporting organisations in the world and that’s given us a unique insight into how the landscape of professional sport is evolving. There’s an increasingly corporate element to sport and we believe we have the expertise to help athletes manage and capitalise on the opportunities that brings with it.
Q. Tell us a little bit about the Pitch Rep team
A. When you’re looking to build a team of industry leaders in everything from property management to social media, you bring together quite a diverse range of minds. Despite having quite different strengths, from a personal perspective we are all actually quite fond of each other and professionally we complement each other’s skillsets nicely. We have two main offices in London and Liverpool, as well as having the benefit of being able to utilise the global network Pitch possesses.
Q. Where do you see the strengths of Pitch Rep?
A. I think our experience within the different areas of the sports industry is hard to rival. Our agents are some of the best in the business and around them we also have experts in wealth management, financial services, post-playing career opportunities, legal services, public relations, and sponsorship. There’s not just one person looking after an athlete, but a specially constructed team and that enables us to help them succeed both personally and professionally.
Q. What’s the most important thing about Pitch Rep you want to get across to people?
A. We’re committed to doing things differently. We know the world of sport is changing and we will need to continually adjust the services we provide accordingly. Open communication with our athletes to understand what they need will be key to building sustainable relationships which are mutually beneficial.
Q. In one sentence, tell us your vision for Pitch Rep’s future.
A. We don’t want to be the biggest, but we do want to be the best. Slightly cliché, but I promise it’s authentic!