Crawley Town footballer and former The Only Way is Essex and Strictly Come Dancing star branches out in new business

Crawley Town footballer and TV personality Mark Wright has added another string to his bow by becoming a business guru.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 11:50 am
Mark Wright in action for Crawley Town. Picture by Jamie Evans ©UK Sports Images Ltd

Wright, who joined the Reds on a non-contract basis in December, is offering business advice to a budding interior designer hoping to take her business to the next level.

The Reds left-back and The Only Way is Essex star, with the help of Fiverr, an online marketplace for freelance services, has shared his advice and expertise in a short film on building a brand ‘the Wright way’.

After successfully launching his own fitness business, Train Wright, the 34-year-old wants to share his wisdom from learnings and challenges he’s faced setting up the business.

In the short film, Wright offers advice on the importance of social media, knowing your vision and embracing risk.

Having recently created a new Instagram account, dedicated to following his and wife Michelle’s journey building their dream home, Wright is in a prime position to discuss what would catch his eye when looking for an interior designer.

Building a business can be hard and Mark believes set up and timing are key to success. Having access to the right people to help get the job done will also help to grow your business to where you want it to be.

The Reds defender said: “I like to be challenged every single day so setting up a company is the best buzz ever.

"Enjoy it, even when it gets stressful or when it goes wrong, because when it goes right, it’s even more right. No pun intended!”

Liron Smadja, Senior Director of Global Brand Marketing & International Expansion at Fiverr added: “Some of his (Wright's) key advice is to leverage social media and other online services.

"That’s why we’re on a mission to connect businesses of all sizes with skilled freelancers who offer digital services to help their businesses grow.

"That way, business owners have the breathing room to focus on the holistic picture to allow the business to thrive.”