Brian Sims is one of international sports most experienced and successful sponsorship acquisition exponents, originally for his own professional racing career, before acquiring the ground-breaking multi-million-pound deals that brought FedEx, Marconi and Gillette into F1 for the first time. He then became the Commercial Director of the Benetton F1 Team, until its sale in 2001 to Renault.
Brian was s the Founder in 1994 of the prestigious Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) and is now one of just 4 Honorary Life Members of the Association. In 2018 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Birmingham City University, recognising his outstanding contribution to the UK motorsport industry.
On behalf of the World Academy of Sport, Brian has run many training courses on sponsorship acquisition for World Rugby, the International Cricket Council, Bahrain Olympic Committee and other global sports associations, as well as for the BRDC, Porsche and Ford.
In recent years, Brian has been in high demand as a Guest Speaker, talking about his fascinating 47-year career in motorsport, whilst his current on-line mentoring services on the topic of sponsorship acquisition are proving extremely popular.
His highly acclaimed autobiography entitled “You Don’t Have To be a Champion to be a Winner!” was recently published in paperback.
His website is: www.brian-sims.com