Contact Ian: ian@17management.com

Follow Ian on Twitter: @ianbyers

Having worked for 12 years as a Managing Director of a highly acclaimed major company, Ian has a wealth of award winning business knowledge and experience.  He specialises in commercial matters and contract negotiation. Ian is a "go to" guy and with his network of contacts, he makes things happen.  Ian strongly believes in establishing a culture and creating the right environment to allow talent to perform to the optimum. Ian is a Football Association Registered Intermediary (IMS002362), a UK Athletics Approved Athlete Representative and a UK Anti Doping (UKAD) Accredited Advisor.

Although he says that he is "always working", when Ian does have some down time, you will find him watching sport, usually live but sometimes from the comfort of his sofa. Ian lists London 2012, the 2010 Boxing Day Test, Euro 96 and the 2007 Austrian Ladies Golf Open as his "I was there" highlights.

Show us your medals?

Represented Team GB in the European Veterans Fencing Championship

London Marathon finisher

Fox and Hounds Open Darts Champion

Favourite saying : Why spend your life doing something you don't like, when you could be doing something you love.

"Ian is a key part of my team, I couldn't imagine life without him"

Hannah Cockroft MBE, Paralympian

"Ian was one of the first people to believe in me as an athlete when I had achieved very little. I have known Ian for over 20 years and I know that any athlete who believes in their own ability will benefit from working with Ian".

Marlon Devonish MBE, Olympic Gold Medallist

"Ian is a total professional and a nice guy, my career benefited massively from his involvement"

Lewis Bridger, International Speedway Rider

"Ian Byers is a legend"

Shani Waugh, European Ladies Open Golf Champion