Fortus Business Advisors and Accountants has widened its support available to clients through the creation of a sport and entertainment offering, led by ex-professional footballer Andrew Johnson.\r\n\r\nThe firm said its new advisory team won\u2019t only be working with current and former athletes now involved in business, but will also support business owners operating in the world of sport, media and entertainment. This will include businesses operating in fan engagement, media production, sports sponsorship, and the growing world of Esports.\r\n\r\nJohnson spent 19 years playing at the highest level across clubs including Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham and Birmingham City, culminating in a two-year spell as a member of the England football team.\r\n\r\nJohnson said: \u201cI\u2019ve been fortunate to experience a great deal during my professional career, from both a football playing and a business perspective. More importantly, I appreciate the importance of planning for life after sport, and the need to have forward-thinking, trusted advisors who can provide the right level of support when it comes to owning and leading businesses.\r\n\r\n\u201cI\u2019ve known the team at Fortus for a long-time and understand the value they can bring to business owners. It\u2019s an exciting time to be joining the business, to support its continued growth and to head up a sector I\u2019m very close to\u201d.\r\n\r\nRob Quinn, MD of Fortus Creative Industries, added: \u201cThe past 12 months at Fortus have been extremely positive, with the creative industries offering being incredibly well-received by the industry. So this announcement is a natural extension to our service offering given the cross-over of Sport and Entertainment into the creative and media landscape.\r\n\r\n\u201cAndrew\u2019s well known to the business and his blend of experience from sport and industry is one we look forward to sharing with our clients now and in the future.\u201d\r\n\r\nFortus currently operates UK wide including offices located in the Creative and Media Industry hotspots of London, Leeds and Milton Keynes.