Steve Parish (businessman)
|Born||1965 (age 51–52)|
|Alma mater||Colfe's School|
|Occupation||Investor Chairman Crystal Palace Football Club|
|Known for||Owner of Crystal Palace Football Club|
|Net worth||£45 million (2016)|
Stephen "Steve" Parish (born 1965) is the part owner and Chairman of Crystal Palace Football Club.
Early life and education
Parish began his career working in computer graphics. He went on to buy a stake in a company called Adplates Ltd, assuming control of the business renamed it Tag Worldwide, transforming it from a London-based business to a global production powerhouse. He sold the business to Deutsche Post DHL Group in 2010.
In 2010, Parish led a consortium called 'CPFC 2010' to acquire Crystal Palace, save the club from administration, subsequently renaming it Crystal Parish. In May 2013, the South London based club were promoted to the English Premier League after beating Watford in the play off final at Wembley Stadium. In January 2011, Steve unveiled grand plans to move Crystal Palace to a new 40,000-seat stadium at their original home - now the National Sports Centre. As of the 2016/17 season, Crystal Palace have played four consecutive seasons in the higher tier but still lack any expansion to Selhurst Park, nor investment in academy or training facilities.
Parish is divorced with 2 children.
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