So in the second of my posts acknowledging young entrepreneurs (the first being Social Chain’s Steven Bartlett) I would like to showcase Benjamin Shalom.
Benjamin first came to my attention a couple of years back, when I was still working in Manchester, but with N Brown. He randomly contacted me on LinkedIn asking for advice. I met him a couple of times and it was clear that he clearly has his head screwed on.
Benjamin had toyed with a few career paths, having been in law firms and even setting up his own fastfood delivery service. He obviously has a passion for live events and a love for boxing. The two simply collided to create Ultimate Boxxer, which Benjamin set up and still runs.
Whilst I did offer some early guidance and help (or at least I hope I did), including on the branding and concept, very little input was needed. Benjamin’s passion, determination and ability to get things done was actually inspiring to me. There were things he didn’t know, but that didn’t matter. He would source the answers and make it happen. An attribute sadly lacking in many people.
Since those early days, Ultimate Boxxer has grown and there are many events planned this year and without doubt in to next. He has secured two broadcasting deals with the current one a large deal with BT Sports. All this while creating a compelling format for boxing that T20 did for cricket. Fast action, entertainment, knock outs and a big cash prizes.
Watch out for Benjamin Shalom and of course make sure you take in some Ultimate Boxxer, the man and the format are winners.
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