Nathan Blissett

Shropshire mortgage adviser Nathan Blissett retires from football to focus on business

Nathan Blissett, a former professional footballer, has announced his retirement from football to concentrate on his growing business, Dwello Mortgages, and to spend more time with his family.

Blissett, who lives in Walsall, launched the Telford-based mortgage firm just over a year ago after a successful 12-year football career that saw him make over 340 appearances and score more than 60 goals across various clubs and competitions.

Reflecting on his decision, Blissett said: “The last year or so has been absolutely amazing and I couldn’t have wished for a better start to my business venture.

“It has gone from strength to strength and we have a great team here committed to expanding our reach.

“I have loved playing football and was lucky to play for so long with good friends at some wonderful clubs and in front of terrific supporters but the time is now right for me to move on.”

Blissett also highlighted the importance of planning for life after sports, emphasising the need for a smooth transition to other careers, such as his move into the mortgage industry.

“Retirement comes to us all and the professional sporting life doesn’t last forever – so it is important to think about the future and put plans in place for when the time is right for you – I’ve been lucky to be in a position to choose that now is the time for me,” he added.