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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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    Rupert Martin

    Rupert Martin
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    Rupert Martin

    Project Coordinator (UK)

    Limelight History

    I joined Limelight in 2013 in the Experience team, helping deliver some iconic mass participation events for both youths and adults in the UK. My passion for taking part and enthusing others into sport makes Limelight the perfect place to work!

    Sports Interests

    At times there is no better feeling than grinding out a tough win on a muddy rugby pitch; however there are other times when I would far rather be in 30 degree water surfing some of the best waves in the world or at the top of a freezing cold mountain with meters of fresh snow below me!

    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.

    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.

    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

    Dave Livanes

    Dave Livanes
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    Dave Livanes

    Account Manager (Australia)

    Limelight History

    I begun working with Limelight Sports in November, 2012 and have since worked on projects such as the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge, XTERRA events, Wiggle Cycle Series and various Nike campaigns. Upcoming projects include the XTERRA Asia Pacific Championships in Jervis Bay, NSW and XTERRA Great Ocean Rd.

    Sports Interests

    Swimming, Biking and Running are my favorite ways to get outdoors and keep active.

    Olivia Lawson

    Olivia Lawson
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    Olivia Lawson

    Staffing Coordinator (UK)

    Limelight History

    I came to Limelight Sports as Staffing Coordinator following a time at the LOCOG Spectator Experience and Entertainment team, managing Games Makers across the Olympic Park which led to me being Production Coordinator for a huge volunteer festival last summer and a passion for working with people.

    Sports Interests

    Skiing, running, rock climbing, 4x4 off-road driving to name a few, but the 10km walk to and from work is my favorite thing, come rain or shine.

    Tom Newton

    Tom Newton
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    Tom Newton

    Account Coordinator (Australia)

    Limelight History

    After completing an internship at Limelight in 2012 I was offered an Account Coordinator role and have continued ever since, I have worked across Event Experience elements for accounts such as ESPN, J.P. Morgan, Ricoh & Nike Running/Football.

    Sports Interests

    I am a lover of all sports, whether watching the pro’s or participating myself I can’t get enough! Currently playing Cricket for Surrey Hills Cricket Club and enjoy getting out and playing Golf & Tennis as often as I can.

    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.

    Sean Price

    Sean Price
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    Sean Price

    Technology Project Manager

    Limelight History

    Joining the team in 2010, I started at the bottom of the chain. Limelight has changed a lot since then, but it’s changing in the right way. Momentum is picking up, new technologies are being explored and as part of the digital team, I’m excited to be a part of it.

    Sports Interests

    I like cycling and rowing at the gym and also playing football at home. I used to box at university.

    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

    Rebecca Gillies

    Rebecca Gillies
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    Rebecca Gillies

    Senior Project Manager (UK)

    Limelight History

    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.

    Sports Interests

    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.

    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!!

    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...

    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.

    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!

    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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