Gary Mellor, Beswicks Legal Senior Partner and Director of Beswicks Sports, has been awarded an honorary fellowship by the University Campus of Football Business and the Global Institute of Sport (UCFB & GIS).
The honorary fellowship recognises Gary’s outstanding contribution to UCFB & GIS and the support that he has given to staff and students.
Gary is the first ever recipient of an honorary fellowship from the university, which was founded in 2011 with the aim of providing tailored degrees to meet the growing need for specialised managerial skills in football and sports.
UCFB now has bases at the Etihad in Manchester and Wembley Stadium, while GIS boasts hubs in Melbourne, New York, Miami, Toronto and Atlanta, where thousands of students get to experience and learn about the global sports industry.
Commenting on receiving the honorary fellowship Gary said: “I was both proud and humbled to accept the honorary fellowship from UCFB & GIS. Thank you to the inspirational team at the university and very best wishes to this year’s graduates. It’s reassuring to know that the future of sport is in their safe hands.”
As well as being Beswicks Legal’s Senior Partner, Gary is the founder of leading sports management company Beswicks Sports. He is an accomplished sports lawyer who has extensive knowledge of the international sports scene gained over more than two decades in the industry. Gary is also an FA Intermediary who has represented many topflight players.