Let's check-in with Steve Parish, Chairman Crystal Palace Football Club.

Steve Parish, Chairman of CPFC talks to Suki about how he is coping with lock down, the need to move on from this moment of being in the eye of the storm. He shares what he is worrying about, his Mum, his family, his Football Club and how he is now valuing new things in life, like the local park.

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Steve Parish talks to Suki, very openly about what he has been doing at CPFC during COVID--19 how they have been calling their supporters to check on them, how they are making 500 meals a day for  health service workers, and what they are doing to support their staff. He talks about the value and power of their workforce and the duty of care that he feels to look after his players, staff and fans. 'Is there an amount of money that is unreasonable ... to keep our staff and people safe?' 


About Steve Parish 

Steve began his career working in computer graphics. He went on to buy a stake in a company called Adplates Ltd, assuming control of the business renamed it Tag Worldwide, transforming it from a London-based business to a global production powerhouse. He sold the business to Deutsche Post DHL Group in 2011.

In 2010, Steve led a consortium called 'CPFC 2010' to acquire Crystal Palace, save the club from administration. In May 2013, the South London based club were promoted to the English Premier League after beating Watford in the play off final at Wembley Stadium. In January 2011, Steve unveiled grand plans to move Crystal Palace to a new 40,000-seat stadium at their original home - now the National Sports Centre. 

Steve has been vocally supporting the Premier league Restart Programme in media like Sky Sports & the BBC


Steve is featured in both the book LET'S RESET by Suki Thompson with Rankin and the current outdoor campaign, Reset the workplace partnering with Clear Channel

Suki Thompson

Founder CEO , Let's Reset

Suki Thompson is well-known in the media and communications industry as a serial entrepreneur; co-founder of the award winning Oystercatchers, marketing consultancy, Haystack and Bunker Gin and now Founder of Let’s Reset, the cultural change transformation company. She is also Executive Director Xeim/Centaur Media and NED Gateley Plc. As a transformational business leader with a passion for promoting business cultures founded on commercial effectiveness, wellbeing and resilience, Suki is regularly named as one of the most powerful people in advertising by industry bible Campaign, was a previous Chair of The Marketing Society, a member of WACL, received an Honorary Doctorate from Coventry University for Marketing & Entrepreneurship and in 2018 landed Entrepreneur of the Year by WinTrade. She has advised some of the most powerful brands globally including, McDonald’s, Samsung, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Barclay’s and Landmark and worked with the top agency groups including WPP, Omnicom, Havas, Publicis and Interpublic. Suki was a Trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support for eight years, following her first of four cancer diagnoses in 2008. Since then she has discovered she holds the BRCA gene. This has led her to think carefully about her own wellbeing and contributed to her enormous resilience which led her to writing the book, Let’s Reset. Suki has two children Jaz, who heads up Let’s Reset Education and Sam, both of whom appear in her book, Let's Reset with Rankin.
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