|Richard Scudamore Appointed Co-Chair of UK Government's Sports Business Council|
|Football / Soccer|
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 13:01
Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore has been appointed as co-chair of the UK government’s new Sports Business Council.
Scudamore will sit alongside Sports minister Tracey Crouch on the council, which aims to grow Britain's sporting economy by bringing together the government and leading sports figures from the public and private sectors.
“Sport has long been recognised for the cultural and social benefits it brings to the country,” Scudamore said.
“Increasingly, it is apparent that a strong and vibrant sports economy is making a significant contribution to the overall economy, in terms of development, employment and tax, at both a national and local level.
“I am extremely pleased that Government has recognised this and am looking forward to helping shape policies that will cement and further enhance the UK's reputation for sporting excellence whether hosting events, delivering community facilities and programmes, setting standards in governance as well as attracting the investment that makes this all possible.”
Crouch added that the council will help to spread jobs and prosperity in sports business around the whole of the UK.