Simon Redhead, Managing Director of Edgbaston-based Wealth Solutions, a former semi-professional footballer, is used to keeping several balls in the air.
Back in 2015, Simon was featured in NMA as a ‘mover and shaker’ following his firm's 3rd acquisition, which saw the business move three times in seven years. But when Simon's not in the spotlight as an adviser, he’s in the football hot seat.
Simon not only played semi-pro, but he has managed Redditch United and, more recently, was assistant manager at Conference Premier side Solihull Moors, but now takes more of a back seat as a director at Alvechurch Football Club.
‘Due to time constraints with business life, I have had to take a less active football role and enter the board room. I’ve therefore seen both sides of the game from the pitch to the finances. Alvechurch have ambitious plans to relocate the entire club to a brand new purpose built 20 acre site, which will accommodate over 500 children participating in football. The “Hayes” as it’s known will transform the area and access for children in an area that suffers from obesity and many other social issues.’
Simon appreciates the balance of work life and says that football is a good release from work and manages to balance work and watching his son at academy level, ensuring football is never too far away!