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...
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Senior Project Manager (UK)
I joined in 2011 to take over project management of the Swimathon. Since then I have been heavily involved in some of our newest properties including Night Run, London Duathlon and School Swimathon. Within the Invested Properties department, I now specialize in creating and developing our owned events.
I am a pure, unashamed sports geek. If ever I’m not watching sport on TV then I’m attempting (and generally failing) to emulate the pros in real life. In recent times this has turned into a passion for cycling and running, and an attempt to get back into the pool mean that a triathlon is next on my list
Project Co-ordinator (UK)
I joined the team on a temporary basis in 2014, and was delighted to be offered a chance to return soon after. Since then I have been fortunate enough to work on a number of premium mass participation sporting events, including the Royal Parks Half Marathon, London Duathlon and NikeCourt Club.
The sports I enjoy taking part in the most are tennis, football and golf.
Account Manager (Australia)
I have been involved with Limelight Sports in both Australia and the UK for event day roles over the past 7 years and started working full time with the company in 2016 as the Account Manager for the Nike accounts including Nike+ Run Club, Nike Football and Nike Training.
I enjoy all things sports whether it be playing touch football and basketball or watching and supporting my favourite sports teams such as the St George Illawarra Dragons, Sydney Swans, Golden State Warriors, sports is my passion.
Marketing Manager (Australia)
I came to Limelight Sports in 2011 from a Melbourne-based sports media company. With a love for all things sport and events, and a background in sports marketing, I am responsible for the creation and implementation of marketing and publicity strategy for clients and Limelight owned properties.
Basketball! I have played since I was young, and still play weekly in a domestic competition. I can’t get past the fact that you can exercise while playing a game that you love. I’d much rather be on the basketball court than in the gym.
Account Director (UK)
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?
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.
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!
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
I.T Coordinator (UK)
I’ve been employed by Limelight since 2010 as an I.T. assistant. Now as I.T. Coordinator, I solely maintain the electrical and computerized equipment within the office.
After a number of injuries I am currently reviving my fitness motivation using the Insanity workout that mainly involves plyometric interval training and cardio strengthening exercises. I also enjoy basketball and was a striker within the company football team.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
Head of Finance (UK)
I am the head of finance at Limelight Sports. I most enjoy the interaction with my colleagues. I like the variety that each project brings. Occasionally the Experience department will let me out of the office to help out on one of their events. Fun, fun, fun!!!
I like running for fun and in the spring to summer months I run home at least once a week – covering 13+ miles. I love the gym and you can find me in my local gym at least five days a week, working on strength training or maintaining my cardio levels.
Project Coordinator (UK)
I joined Limelight Sports 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!
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)!
Senior Project Manager (UK)
My ‘big move’ to London saw me join Limelight Sports in 2009 as Project Manager. I left in 2012 to explore the world of elite sport, but missing the buzz of our amazing events and the Limelight family, I returned in 2013 and now sit in the role of Senior Project Manager.
I love to spend time in the mountains skiing during the winter months. I am a super keen recreational runner and have completed two marathons in London and Rome. I often spend my evenings in the gym or relaxing with a spot of Pilates.
Limelight Sports Ltd
29-35 Rathbone Street
Tel: +44 (0) 20 72994160
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Limelight Sports Australia
86 Tope Street
Tel: +61 (0) 3 9645 9033