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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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    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!

    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.

    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.

    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

    James Hogben

    James Hogben
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    James Hogben

    Account Director (UK)

    Limelight History

    I’ve been with Limelight since 2007 and have worked across a range of departments and been involved with some of our highest profile events. Highlights for me include Nike Show Your 5, Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon and Nike Chance… Did I mention the Nike Chance World Tour?

    Sports Interests

    If you can win or lose I’m interested. I love to go further and push harder. Out of the office you’ll find me on my bike, smashing a squash ball about or with a board strapped to my feet falling down a mountain.

    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.

    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!!

    Kate Lansdowne

    Kate Lansdowne
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    Kate Lansdowne

    Project Coordinator (UK)

    Limelight History

    I joined Limelight Sports fairly recently in December 2013 having worked initially as day staff on the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon. My time here so far has been a very busy but incredibly rewarding experience – now I can’t wait to get stuck in and actually work on our events this summer!

    Sports Interests

    I enjoy swimming and am a keen runner – I have done a half marathon but am determined to one day run the whole hog. I also enjoy group activity and attend regular Body Attack classes and Boot Camp (though my attendance in the latter seems to trail off over winter)!

    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

    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 in both 2001 and 2005 I realised the grass is actually not greener (!) and returned in 2007 to take on the role of Head of Project Management. In 2011 I became Head of Corporate Services.

    Sports Interests

    If I have the time between studying (for a Post Graduate Diploma in HR) and looking after my child my preferences are for running and am also looking forward to trying skiing again next winter, after a second operation to mend my ruptured ACLs!

    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

    Katherine Smallwood

    Katherine Smallwood
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    Katherine Smallwood

    Technology Operations Lead

    Limelight History

    I joined Limelight Sports in December 2013 in a newly created role within the expanding Technology department. Having worked in the B2B events industry for a number of years my background is primarily in event marketing and more recently event registration and technical project management.

    Sports Interests

    Member of the gym, I enjoy short-distance running and swimming and I was a keen netball player through my school and university days.

    Jonathan Whittall

    Jonathan Whittall
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    Jonathan Whittall

    Project Coordinator (UK)

    Limelight History

    I work for the CRM team as a Project Coordinator and started at Limelight Sports in November 2013. The projects I work on include Swimathon, Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon & Ultra, London Duathlon and Project V.

    Sports Interests

    I am an avid all round sports fan and sportsman, with a particular interest in Southampton FC. I am particularly looking forward to seeing our young talent shine at the World Cup in Brazil. A personal highlight includes running the London Marathon in 2012.

    Alice Montgomery

    Alice Montgomery
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    Alice Montgomery

    Junior UX / UI Designer (UK)

    Limelight History

    I joined the CRM team in February 2013 and was involved in Swimathon, Bike Week, Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon and the Ultra. In December I made the transition to the Tech team. Since then I’ve got to work on a variety of different projects, practicing my coding and UX skills.

    Sports Interests

    Running will always be my passion, but I also love to swim, gym, ski, play netball and go on a lunch time roller blading date with Emma! After realising how competitive and enthusiastic Limelight is I have taken part in a variety of runs and triathlons and am always seeking out my next challenge!

    Katie Woodrow

    Katie Woodrow
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    Katie Woodrow

    Project Coordinator (UK)

    Limelight History

    I joined in 2012 to work on the TfL Olympic Project, delivering the crowd and traffic management for the road events. I have since been lucky enough to work on projects such as the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, Nike Training Club, British Gas Swims Britain and J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

    Sports Interests

    I spend most weekends running around chasing a hockey ball in various locations across the country. I love to ski (recreational only!) and will take any and all opportunities to get to the mountains whenever I can!

    Mike Jones

    Mike Jones
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    Mike Jones

    Head of Business Development

    Limelight History

    New to the company in March 2014 following 16 years within Formula 1 and top level motorsport. Focused on commercialising our international properties and top domestic experiences.

    Sports Interests

    I like a whole bunch of sports, but particularly enjoy motorsport, cycling, rugby and golf. I ran the 2009 London Marathon and raced several sportives including London-Paris, although I do less sport than I used to which is now limited to the occasional run or bike ride.

    Limelight Sports Ltd

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

    info@limelightsports.com

    Limelight Sports Australia

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

    hello@limelightsports.com

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