Limelight Sports’ CEO, Craig Dews, received an Outstanding Contribution to the Sponsorship Industry Award at the 2016 UK Sponsorship Awards in London.
Marketing Potential of
Mass Participation Sport
We passionately believe in their power. They are designed for all: to discover, experience and share...
We do this with, and for, brands. Tailoring to their audiences, needs, plans, targets and ambitions. Small to huge, local to global, strategy to delivery.
Assistant Production & Logistics Manager (UK)
I joined in May 2012 on the TfL Olympics team within production for all the road race events. I have since been involved in a number of projects including RPFHM, Palace to Palace, Energizer Night Run, J.P.Morgan CC, London Duathlon, Swim Britain, Sport Relief and LYG.
I enjoy keeping fit especially being outdoors. Walking in the hills and mountains, cycling or more recently scooting around the streets of London for my commute.
Joined Limelight in 1998 as Project Manager for Swimathon. Appointed CEO in November 2001 and have looked to develop the team, our client relationships and our company credentials since then. Very privileged to lead such a talented and enthusiastic team of people.
Football and Rugby League. Now running and cycling. Duathlon debut September 2014!
Account Director (UK)
I joined Limelight Sports in 2008, coming from a background in corporate sponsorship and hospitality, and have worked across some of Limelight’s biggest projects. I’m responsible for the strategic direction and delivery of internal and external marketing projects, and managing the Marketing team.
I was UK cheerleading champions three times over (in my youth!), but have more recently hung up the pom poms in favour of aerobics – a slightly less noisy means of keeping fit
Managing Director (Australia)
I was lucky to be part of the UK company team for 5 years during a massive growth phase, and then set up the Australia/NZ company in 2009. Have been the MD since then!
Run, bike (road/MTB/fixie), swim (badly). Golf (even worse…), and anything else where you can hit/pass/shoot!!
Technology Project Manager
Having thrown myself into the CRM role after joining Limelight in April 2010, I quickly realised my passion within sport lied with the technology that can be applied to it. Now with over 3 years’ experience in the Tech team, I can't see my enthusiasm faltering. I predominantly manage pure and applied technology for Swimathon, London Duathlon, RBC V Series and J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge.
Played football at the highest level (Gravesham Borough second (bottom) division, age 7-17), played rugby for my school (Rugby Sevens champs 3 times, and county trialist) and tried my hand at boxing throughout university in Portsmouth. Now I love a game of table tennis, squash, basketball, 5-a-side football for Limelight FC, or any other sport I feel I have an ability in. Jack of all trades, master of none.
Marketing Director (UK)
Using mass participation to get brands and communities to meet around sport was a fascinating proposition when I joined in August 2013. Since then I have learned to understand the incredible power of mass participation and fallen for the passion and creativity of the Limelight Sports team
Pinning down to one sport or one sport event is impossible! Sport has always been at the heart of my life – Noah, Pirmin Zurbriggen, Clyde Drexler, Federer, Zidane… The sports I practice the most regularly are tennis, skiing, cycling and hiking.
Events Director (UK)
I joined Limelight in 1999, initially working on mass participation multisport events for young people; I’m now the Events Director with responsibility for a team of 20+ people creating and delivering premium participation sporting experiences
I’m a keen runner and cyclist who loves parkrun and who regularly enters into participation events. I volunteer with Ealing, Southall and Middlesex AC young athletes and passionately believe in the benefits of an active world
Head of Technology
I have been with Limelight Sports for over 10 years and experienced first hand countless campaigns in this time. This experience of the live event and event campaigns coupled with my technical knowledge allows me and my team to specialise in “applied technology”; technology that is designed for participation sport enhancing the experience of the participant and their spectators.
Keen cyclist and triathlete. Soft spot for Birmingham city.
Staffing and Logistics Manager (UK)
After leaving the world of event crewing I joined Limelight Sports in June 2013 to work in the Experience team – I love the buzz and the challenges that come with the role….you can’t beat working on event day and seeing all your hard work pay off!
You’ll usually find me jumping around my living room to my latest fitness DVD or cycling to and from work.
Production Manager (Australia)
Martin started with Limelight when the Australian offices opened in 2009 after working for another sport events agency. Since then he has looked after the Production and Logistics side of all mayor events including the J.P.Morgan Corporate Challenge and Nike She Runs.
Surfing, beach volleyball, swimming and cycling
Project Coordinator (UK)
I started at Limelight Sports in January 2015 having come from Nike where I was a part of the EKIN team. That role was heavily product focused but with a lot of involvement with brand events giving me an insight into how events work and this where my passion for sports events was born.
I’ve always been active and as a youngster I did track and played football and basketball. Now I’m all about running. I’ll be running my first marathon in Berlin on 27/9/15 and Nike Training Club which I absolutely love!
Account Director (UK)
Since joining in 2006, I continue to be inspired by the passion and dedication of our participants as well as my colleagues. My role now focusses on the long term growth and development of the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon and London Duathlon.
In search of some ‘me time’ away from my children, I took up running and completed my first half marathon in September. The recent tube strike was a real reminder of why cycling is so great, now I just need to upgrade the Apollo...
Project Coordinator (UK)
I started working for Limelight Sports back in 2011 as event day staff with my first event being an all-inclusive Nike football tournament. Having really enjoyed working on live events, I was keen to understand how mass and more exclusive events are planned and organised. After graduating in 2014, my employment started as a full time project coordinator and I have never looked back.
I have always loved the game of football whether it is playing, watching or crying. I like keeping fit and going to the gym on a regular basis. Since working at Limelight I have grown fond of cycling and I am planning to go check out my local velodrome in Herne Hill to improve my competitive cycling ability.
Regional Director (Dubai)
Since joining LS in 2005 I have worked with most of our clients and projects; ranging from Nike, Sky, Sport Relief, British Gas to TfL and LOCOG. I now work out in Dubai developing our offering in the region. I believe in and am passionate about having the participant at the heart of our work and enabling anyone to achieve in sport.
You will never find me far from a pair of trainers, love a trainer! I have completed 5 marathons, now I am in Dubai I no longer cycle to work but most mornings you will find me at a circuit class, in the gym, cycling at Al Qudra or taking part in one of Dubai’s many sports events!
Head of Corporate Services (UK)
I first started working for Limelight in 1998 as PR Manager, progressing into Account Management. Having briefly left I realised the grass is actually not greener on the other side and returned to the company in 2007 to take on the role of Head of Project Management. In 2011 I became Head of Corporate Services and have since completed a Post Graduate Diploma in HR and am now an Assoc member of the CIPD. My challenge for 2015/2016 is to complete my final year at the University of Wales (part time) to get my Masters in HR.
I enjoy running and have completed a number of 10ks. If I get the chance I also like to ski, having only learnt 10 years ago I’m making up for lost time!
Commercial Director (UK properties)
My Limelight Sports career kicked off with Nike's PannaKO '04 & now involves the growth, development & direction of Limelight's own properties.
Football now replaced by multi-sport (London Duathlon 2005 was my first) & iron-distance soon? Marathon highlight was NYC '08 & now just 90 secs off Good for Age
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Tel: +61 (0) 3 9645 9033