Sky Andrew was Britain's first licensed black agent
Sky is self taught and learnt the skills of being an agent whilst representing
himself during a successful sporting career as a professional table-tennis
player. He learnt skills such as negotiation, PR, Marketing and brand
awareness because he had to in a so-called minority sport.
Born in Newham, East London, Sky Andrew came from humble beginnings.
His mother worked in a pie factory and his father worked on London’s buses.
His Parents came to England from Dominica, West Indies in the 60’s. His father pasted adverts onto buses and his mum worked in a pie factory.
Sky fell in love with table-tennis when he was 12 and within 2 years was in the Essex cadet team.
At 19 Sky became a professional table-tennis player, touring the world playing for England and Great Britain.
His achievements include representing GB at the Seoul Olympics in 1988, winning 3 Commonwealth Gold Medals, a World Team Cup silver and 14 individual National Titles.
In the early 90’s, a chance meeting with Sol Campbell at Lilleshall National Sports Centre culminated in Sky becoming Sols’ agent a few years later.
Campbell was staying at Lilleshall as part of the FA’s school of excellence and Andrew was there training with the England table-tennis team.
In 2001 Sky negotiated the ground-breaking deal when Sol Campbell joined Arsenal FC.
Since then he has built his client list with some of the biggest names in sport and entertainment. He has become a film and event producer. He has won numerous business awards including 'BEA Entrepreneur' of the year and a 'Barclays Men of Merit' award
Recently he released his first book: 'In Your World' which speaks about the importance of having the right people around you.