Gary
Mellor

Director, FA Registered Intermediary

Gary is the founder of the Beswicks Sports team and has extensive knowledge of the sports, media and entertainment scene. Primarily working in the football and cricket world and has also operated in athletics, snooker, golf and tournament organisation, including arranging international players for high profile events. He has been involved in numerous contractual negotiations at all levels in the sporting world.

Nick
Phillips

Director

Nick is an experienced negotiator of corporate and commercial agreements in a variety of sports. His work has included corporate/commercial work for individuals, clubs and investors both domestically and internationally. He also advises on funding, regulation and governance as well as advising on employment/transfer issues for players, managers and clubs.

Ryan
Yates

Group Commercial Director

Ryan is a business development and marketing professional with a strong commercial background. He has extensive experience working with global brands, as well as small and medium-sized businesses. Ryan’s role is to oversee all commercial activities for Beswicks Sports.

Jon
Hassall

Head of Football

Jon is a vastly experienced agent who has overseen numerous high-profile deals for footballers across the globe. He oversees the North American aspect of the Beswicks Sports UK business, whilst managing footballers domestically and worldwide.

Barry
Maclean

President - North America

Barry is one of the most prominent football agents working in North America, having over two decades of experience. Beyond his involvement in brokering hundreds of international transfers, Barry has an extensive background in the game as a coach, executive and columnist. Barry presides over all Beswicks Sports business in North America including player management, consulting and international matches.

Tim
Bailey

FA Registered Intermediary, FIFA Licensed Match Agent

Tim is a sports lawyer with many years' experience advising on sports related contractual, commercial and regulatory issues and provides sound advice in all these to a broad international client base. He is responsible for our European relationships and his commercial and regulatory knowledge in player trading coupled with his immigration and visa advice is a great advantage to our clients.

Stephen J
Harrison

Commercial Director, FA Registered Intermediary

Stephen has a background in the entertainment industry guiding the careers of the likes of The Charlatans, Peter Hook, The Chameleons, Oceanic and Dario G and 2014 Oscar and BAFTA nominated film Director Mark L Gill. He is involved in all aspects of Beswicks Sports from client recruitment and retention to website development and design and commercial contracts.

Sam
Winstanley

FA Registered Intermediary

Sam has been a licensed agent at Beswicks Sports since January 2013 and plays an active role in player recruitment worldwide. His knowledge and experience of the US football industry also enables Sam to help effectively manage the link between the North American & UK offices.

George
Mellor

Director of Player Recruitment

George has experience in all tiers of soccer in North America, completing lengthy internships with Orlando City in both the MLS and USL as well as working with K-W United FC in the PDL. He also spent time working at Stoke City in the English Premier League to expand his knowledge of different sporting environments. He is a business management graduate and a passionate sportsman.

Clive
Jagger

Spain and Latin America

Clive has been a licensed agent for over 15 years and is registered with the Spanish Football Association and has been based in Valencia for many years. A fluent Spanish speaker, with a degree in Spanish language and culture, Clive specialises not only in the Spanish football market but also Latin markets, where he travels constantly in Central and South America, in particular, Uruguay, Colombia and Costa Rica. Clive started collaborating with Beswicks and Gary Mellor almost 15 years ago when he helped transfer Gifton Noel-Williams to Real Murcia CF in the Spanish second tier, aiding them to gain promotion to La Liga that same year. Clive advises not only players but also a number of South American coaches and managers. In 2018 he became a permanent member of the Beswicks team.

Kyle
Retzlaff

Recruitment Director – Midwest

Kyle is a former BIG 10 standout player at Ohio State University where he was a part of 2 BIG 10 championship teams. He received his business degree from the prestigious Fisher College of Business. Kyle has gone on to secure experience while working at the USSF, Chicago Fire and Toyota Park. He has continued his relationship with academy and youth players in his position as General Manager of Chicago FC United.

Angela
Smith

International Consultant

Angela Smith is a former professional British and World Champion squash player representing Great Britain and England on many occasions. She was instrumental in the formation of the women's professional organisation and circuit. Angela has many years’ experience advising on a variety of sports related matters including football. She has worked on football projects in China for several years and her knowledge is of great value when dealing with clients in numerous overseas markets.

Tom
Sutcliffe

Corporate IP Sponsorship

Tom is a corporate/commercial lawyer who acts for the full range of clients, from professional clubs and sportspeople to private equity investors looking to break into sport. His commercial and straight-forward approach, along with his passion for sport and understanding of the commercial potential for professional sportspeople is of great benefit to our clients.

Jon
Kirtland

FA Registered Intermediary

Jon has over 12 years’ experience in the sports management industry working with professional clubs and players at all levels. He has worked alongside Beswicks for over 10 years and has an excellent network of contacts in football and cricket in the UK, Europe and other global markets.

John
Baker

BSMG Football Limited – Associate, Ireland

John Baker has in excess of 25 years experience in the sports industry. His professional contacts include players, national teams, governing bodies and media. John’s business philosophy is simple: to provide a completely one-to-one service to sports stars carried out with professionalism and integrity… and this philosophy creates a natural synergy between Beswicks Sports and it’s partner in Ireland BSMG Football Limited

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