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    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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    Philip Taylor

    Philip Taylor
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    Philip Taylor

    Commercial Partnerships Manager

    Limelight History

    I joined Limelight in April 2013, previously working in partnerships at the City of London Corporation. Growing up Michael Jordan stood out for me as a true sports icon and even from a young age I was fascinated by the relationships between brands and athletes. Working as part of the commercial team has given me the opportunity to work on some incredible projects with amazing brands as well as fulfil a dream of working with Nike.

    Sports Interests

    Coming from Durham in the North East of England naturally you either become a Newcastle or Sunderland fan, but my first love was the Chicago Bulls. I enjoyed playing Basketball from a young age and it was only later in life my love blossomed for football. I have completed the Great North Run on two occasions and enjoy running regularly.

    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

    Sarah Usher

    Sarah Usher
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    Sarah Usher

    Account Director (UK)

    Limelight History

    Since joining Limelight Sports 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 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, I’m commuter cyclist and most Saturdays I’ll be in defense on a hockey field, when I am not on a boat doing a leg of the Clipper Race that is!

    Lucien Bigois

    Lucien Bigois
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    Lucien Bigois

    Digital Marketing Manager (UK)

    Limelight History

    After 5 years working for an F1 team, I started with Limelight Sports in 2013, and have been in love with the job since then. The shared love of sport and most importantly, the shared belief that an active world is a better world really are important things for me.

    Sports Interests

    Riding my bike around London, to get from/to work or at the weekend for relaxing rides. It can be hectic with regards to traffic, but it provides me with such a great feeling of freedom. Something that the tube can’t beat!

    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!

    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!

    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.

    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...

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    Andy Martineau

    Andy Martineau
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    Andy Martineau

    Graphic Designer (UK)

    Limelight History

    My role as Graphic Designer has me creating print and digital work across all of our events. Working closely with the Marketing team I design everything from project websites through to advertising, competitor’s clothing and a variety of pieces in-between.

    Sports Interests

    Having worked in the snowboard industry across the globe I am now based in London where wakeboarding takes up most of my free time. Completed races include the London Marathon and tamely named, Manx Parish Walk.

    Rosa Aaronovitch

    Rosa Aaronovitch
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    Rosa Aaronovitch

    Digital Marketing Executive (UK)

    Limelight History

    Having graduated in 2012 with a largely political background, I decided to put my number one obsession* to good use and work in sport. I’ve been at Limelight Sports now for two months and couldn’t have asked for a better environment in which to flex my digitally marketed muscles. (*cake a close second)

    Sports Interests

    One afternoon, sort-of-long ago, I found myself bored senseless with GCSE revision. Desperate to find a means of escape my mother couldn’t object to, I went for a run. Since then I’ve run in many a country, covered many a mile and secured GFA times running the London and NYC Marathons.

    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!!

    Shansel Lindsay

    Shansel Lindsay
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    Shansel Lindsay

    Corporate Services Manager (UK)

    Limelight History

    My career started at Limelight in 2009 as Office Manager, my role developed and I became Corporate Services Manager in 2011.

    Sports Interests

    I’m a gym enthusiast, I enjoy spinning and sculpt classes.

    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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