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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!

    Danielle Galea

    Danielle Galea
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    Danielle Galea

    Account Manager (Australia)

    Limelight History

    Project lead on the Wiggle Cycle Series Victorian events, Triathlon Victoria’s Yarrawonga Mulwala MultiSport Festival including the State Championship Triathlon and National Championship for the Aquathlon. Now also working on Nike Running events.

    Sports Interests

    Fun run marathoner, having completed 7 marathons and more in sight! An NTC / cross-fit style gym junkie and yoga wannabe!

    Sarah Knights

    Sarah Knights
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    Sarah Knights

    Technical Lead (UK)

    Limelight History

    As the Technical Lead, I am responsible for the technical integrity of digital projects while providing technical guidance to client and department staff at brand, programme and project levels.

    Sports Interests

    Having recently completed my first half marathon, my next challenge is to cycle from London to Brighton. Aside from participating in organised events, I am a keen supporter of rugby union and ice hockey, and enjoy nothing better tackling parts of the South Downs on my bike.

    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!

    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.

    Karla Bunney

    Karla Bunney
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    Karla Bunney

    Marketing Manager (Australia)

    Limelight History

    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.

    Sports Interests

    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.

    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!!

    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

    Hannah Clark

    Hannah Clark
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    Hannah Clark

    Account Director (UK)

    Limelight History

    I’ve always been really passionate about sport and since joining Limelight in 2007 I’ve been an integral part of developing and delivering a wide range of sports events; most notably the successful delivery of the London 2012 Olympic Road Events.

    Sports Interests

    I’ll have a go at most things, but mostly I enjoy getting out for a run in the countryside, jumping on my bike or doing battle on the squash court. I also love escaping to the mountains for a ski and play in the snow!

    Holly Gregory

    Holly Gregory
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    Holly Gregory

    Staffing Coordinator (UK)

    Limelight History

    I started working permanently for Limelight Sports in May 2015. Prior to this I had been involved in many of the company’s projects in an array of event day roles. Since May, I have worked on Royal Bank of Canada V Series and Race for the Kids, numerous Nike projects included the Women’s 10KM Run and JP Morgan Corporate Challenge. I am now looking forward to my next working challenges, including Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon!

    Sports Interests

    Since joining the Limelight Sports Team, I have started running and am really enjoying Lunch Time Run Clubs! I love yoga (the hotter the better!) and have had a passion for skiing from a young age.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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

    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


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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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