Ian Stafford is a multiple award-winning sports writer, author, broadcaster, speaker and sports media company director. He has covered every major sporting event globally for the past 25 years, interviewed most of the world’s top sports stars over the same period of time and has written for many of the UK’s national newspapers and national and international magazines. Ian has also written 15 published books – a number of them best-sellers – been a regular face on terrestrial and satellite television and voice on national radio and is a speaker and compere at sports events around the UK. Ian also launched Sportsvibe.co.uk and is a consultant for various media and PR organisations. Ian launched the Sporting Club, the first ever private members club for sport and the business of sport, in April 2017. The Manchester Sporting Club opened in June 2018. He serves as Club Chairman.