Ian Rose

Ian Rose

As a current Paralympics silver medallist and former World and European Champion, Ian Rose is highly self-motivated. Both in his sporting and vocational careers, he shows incredible willpower to reach for goals and achieve winning performance.

Ian's sporting and work achievements are a benchmark for sales, marketing and management teams throughout the UK. His world class success follows childhood cancer which left him disabled. Typically, he regarded it
as a challenge. His positive nature and zest for life helped him reach for sporting stardom. The same positive approach and sense of fun helped him set strong goals and reach for the top in IT sales.


After taking up Judo for self defence, he swiftly changed from being a shy seven year-old who was teased about his thick glasses into a world-class Paralympics champion. His story is unique because he reached the
pinnacle of sports success while building up a successful career. Ian enjoys sport but he is foremost a dedicated family man, with two children and a very supportive wife - the perfect team.

In sport he gained his black belt at 17. In the same year, (1989) he was selected to fight his first Visually Impaired (VI) European Championships, winning bronze. From that point Judo became a way of life. He succeeded
in both fully sighted and VI competitions and has been selected for four Paralympics.

Successes include:

Silver medallist Athens Paralympics

Bronze medallist Atlanta Paralympics

Four time European Champion

Former World Champion

Sales Success Story
Sports motivation helped Ian forge a ten year career in Internal sales where he became skilled at proactive and
reactive sales. Working for such organisations as ACER, Edify and TIS, Ian has successfully opened opportunities in markets where others have failed. He has the will to win in sport and at work. Success is his goal in life.