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Limelight Sports

    Unlocking the
    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.

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    Sondrine Sharland

    Sondrine Sharland
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    Sondrine Sharland

    Assistant Production & Logistics Manager (UK)

    Limelight History

    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.

    Sports Interests

    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.

    Craig Dews

    Craig Dews
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    Craig Dews

    CEO

    Limelight History

    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.

    Sports Interests

    Football and Rugby League. Now running and cycling. Duathlon debut September 2014!

    Jo McDiarmid

    Jo McDiarmid
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    Jo McDiarmid

    Account Director (UK)

    Limelight History

    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.

    Sports Interests

    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

    Andrew O’Loughlin

    Andrew O’Loughlin
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    Andrew O’Loughlin

    Managing Director (Australia)

    Limelight History

    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!

    Sports Interests

    Run, bike (road/MTB/fixie), swim (badly). Golf (even worse…), and anything else where you can hit/pass/shoot!!

    Sean Price

    Sean Price
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    Sean Price

    Technology Project Manager

    Limelight History

    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.

    Sports Interests

    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.

    Bastien Hibon

    Bastien Hibon
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    Bastien Hibon

    Marketing Director (UK)

    Limelight History

    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

    Sports Interests

    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.

    Tom Kerry

    Tom Kerry
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    Tom Kerry

    Events Director (UK)

    Limelight History

    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

    Sports Interests

    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

    Steve Dews

    Steve Dews
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    Steve Dews

    Head of Technology

    Limelight History

    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.

    Sports Interests

    Keen cyclist and triathlete. Soft spot for Birmingham city.

    Toni Garman

    Toni Garman
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    Toni Garman

    Staffing and Logistics Manager (UK)

    Limelight History

    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!

    Sports Interests

    You’ll usually find me jumping around my living room to my latest fitness DVD or cycling to and from work.

    Martin Stritzker

    Martin Stritzker
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    Martin Stritzker

    Production Manager (Australia)

    Limelight History

    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.

    Sports Interests

    Surfing, beach volleyball, swimming and cycling

    Naomi Turner

    Naomi Turner
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    Naomi Turner

    Project Coordinator (UK)

    Limelight History

    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.

    Sports Interests

    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!

    Gemma Marks

    Gemma Marks
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    Gemma Marks

    Account Director (UK)

    Limelight History

    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.

    Sports Interests

    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...

    Josh Burrows

    Josh Burrows
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    Josh Burrows

    Project Coordinator (UK)

    Limelight History

    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.

    Sports Interests

    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.

    Sarah Usher

    Sarah Usher
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    Sarah Usher

    Regional Director (Dubai)

    Limelight History

    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.

    Sports Interests

    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!

    Sue Courtney

    Sue Courtney
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    Sue Courtney

    Head of Corporate Services (UK)

    Limelight History

    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.

    Sports Interests

    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!

    Diccon Loy

    Diccon Loy
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    Diccon Loy

    Commercial Director (UK properties)

    Limelight History

    My Limelight Sports career kicked off with Nike's PannaKO '04 & now involves the growth, development & direction of Limelight's own properties.

    Sports Interests

    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

    Limelight Sports Ltd

    29-35 Rathbone Street
    London
    W1T 1NJ
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 72994160
    Fax: +44 (0) 20 72994161

    info@limelightsports.com


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    Limelight Sports Australia

    86 Tope Street
    South Melbourne
    VIC 3205
    Tel: +61 (0) 3 9645 9033

    hello@limelightsports.com


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    Limelight Sports Middle East

    PO Box 392831
    Dubai
    UAE
    Tel: +971 (0) 564 912 107

    dubai@limelightsports.com


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