Gary Hobson - Sales Director
Gary Hobson enjoyed a career that spanned over 400 games for Hull, Brighton, Chester and York. However, the 39-year-old was always preparing for a career after football and undertook a host of courses including graduation from Open University with a business studies degree with the help of the PFA to ensure he had a head start when he finally hung up his boots.
Gary joined the HI Group in 2004 following nearly 15 years as a professional footballer but now successfully negotiates countless pre-season tours abroad for Premiership, Championship and European clubs. Over the last 7 years the HI Group Sport and Travel with Gary at the helm, have organised matches, tournaments, training camps and leisure breaks for over 100 different teams.
In 2008 Gary became a fully licensed UEFA match agent adding a key requirement that should see HI Group Sport & Travel lead the way as one of the most successful sports agencies in the industry today building on teams such as Aston Villa, Everton, West Ham, Portsmouth, Newcastle, Sunderland, Glasgow Rangers, Celtic, Malaga, Lokomotiv Moscow etc.
Gary’s role as Sales Director is to increase the offerings to different destinations throughout Europe enabling HI Group to increase their market share of touring teams.
HI Group Sport & Travel is now established as the leading destination management company for professional football clubs throughout Europe.