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.
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.