After 11 years in professional football playing for the likes of Newcastle United and Oldham Athletic, David Beharall retired in 2006 to set up the award-winning digital agency CandidSky in central Manchester.

He learned critical leadership skills directly from Sir Bobby Robson, Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish and Ruud Gullit which have guided his approach to managing a team of digital experts.

CandidSky build and optimise websites that enable organisations to attract and convert new business. Its services include SEO, PPC, conversion rate optimisation and content marketing.

It develops digital strategies with every company from multinational brands (Sage, Bayer, Peninsula Group) to local SMEs (George Hill Timber, PRWD, Richard Haworth), adding value to every client and making the complex simple.

Beharall has featured on the Insider ‘42 under 42’ shortlist of entrepreneurs to watch in the North West.

If you want to talk business, marketing, digital tech or sport, his door is always open.