Meet our chosen partners to ensure access to the right tools for making connections through Barn Door and beyond.
Crowdcube is the world's first and leading equity crowdfunding platform. Since its launch in 2011, over £391m has been invested on the platform, funding over 600 raises for startup, early and growth stage businesses as a result. For investors, Crowdcube gives everyday investors the opportunity to handpick and invest in ambitious businesses alongside professional investors, angels and some of Europe's leading venture capital firms.
SPORT TECH HUB
Backed by London Sport, Sport Tech Hub is London’s first ever sport tech incubator programme dedicated to start-ups focused on physical activity and sport. The ambitious programme is specifically delivered by industry experts and designed to support the brightest start-ups and emerging technology focussed on raising levels of participation in the capital.
JMW SOLICITORSJMW Solicitors LLP is a leading full service Manchester law firm and offers a broad range of legal services to both commercial and private clients. We are able to deal with small everyday matters or complex transactions involving many legal areas. Our legal teams are multi-disciplined so there will always be an expert on hand to guide you whatever the issue.
Our clients range from private individuals, through to SMEs and major national and international companies. Our legal teams have a communicative and enthusiastic approach and look to provide practical solutions to our clients’ legal needs, producing the highest quality results. We place the uppermost value on building close working relationships with our clients and are there for the ordinary issues, as well as the extraordinary ones.
PLAYON PROPlayon Pro is a global network of sports professionals set up with the aim of maintaining their value after retirement. Playon addresses a need of sports professionals which so far has been ignored or at best only partially addressed. The sports industry is awash with ex-players who hit the rocks shortly after retiring from their sport. Almost half of Premier League footballers face the threat of bankruptcy within five years of retirement.
Through its extensive network of current and former players and managers, understanding of the needs of players and ex-players and the use of the latest financial and social media tools, playon pro has been able to address the causes and offer solutions.
Playon attempts to bridge that gap. Playon provides ex-professional sports people with opportunities and a platform to thrive after retirement. Through our series of events and tournaments, and our playonPRO app we become #StrongerTogether.
Smith & Williamson“Speaking from my experience of working with my trusted adviser Smith & Williamson, I can honestly say the service has always been very professional and always in my best interests.”
Joleon Lescott, 2017
At Smith & Williamson, we’ve been looking after the financial affairs of private individuals and their families for over a century. With around £20.5bn under management and advice and around 1,700 staff (as at 31st December 2017), we provide an unusually broad perspective to wealth management, bringing together three core sets of skills - those of the financial planner, the investment manager and the tax expert. Many of our clients are current or former professional sportspeople, from Premier League and Championship footballers to cricket, rugby, tennis and medal winning Olympic athletes. Our experience in this area means we understand the world you live in, the demands placed on you, and how easily the day-to-day management of your financial affairs can become a secondary concern to excelling in your career. We can offer help and advice on:
- Savings in ISAs, pensions and other investments
- Image rights and transfer fee tax planning
- Monthly budgeting
- Personal and corporate tax
- Preparing for injury or illness
- Retirement income forecasting
- Tax-efficient sponsorship deals
LONDON SPORTING CLUB
The London Sporting Club is the world’s first private members/networking club for elite athletes, professionals involved in the business of sport, or for those who simply love their sport; with permanent clubhouses in Mayfair and the City, and a new venue to be announced in Manchester soon. It creates fantastic events with household names in an intimate and diverse environment, providing permanent venues for members to work, meet, socialise and do business; whilst simultaneously offering a wide range of perks and benefits. Whether through high level events, personal introductions at the clubhouses, or via the exclusive members area on the site providing a directory and messaging service for all members, the LSC is a proactive networking mechanism for all. With more clubs in the British Isles and globally to open soon, members will soon be part of an extraordinary network.
DIANE MODAHL SPORTS FOUNDATION
The Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF) was set up by Commonwealth Games gold medalist Diane Modahl, who represented Great Britain in four Olympic Games from 1988 – 2000. Her early experiences as a young person from a deprived community, inspired her to establish a youth foundation to help those most in need.
DMSF utilises the disciplines of sport to give young people opportunities to enjoy sport, to challenge them and develop resilience, focus and commitment. We aim to give young people a sense of purpose in life through sport and beyond. We do this by fostering aspiration, breaking down barriers to develop people’s capabilities, and using sports as a catalyst for change. In doing so, we are also looking to provide professional, high quality and sustained coaching, mentoring and training to those children in society who are least likely to find those opportunities at grass roots level anywhere else.