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...
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.
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.
Technology Operations Lead
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.
Member of the gym, I enjoy short-distance running and swimming and I was a keen netball player through my school and university days.
Regional Director (Dubai)
Since joining LS 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 now work out in Dubai developing our offering in the region. I believe in and am passionate about having the participant at the heart of our work and enabling anyone to achieve in sport.
You will never find me far from a pair of trainers, love a trainer! I have completed 5 marathons, now I am in Dubai I no longer cycle to work but most mornings you will find me at a circuit class, in the gym, cycling at Al Qudra or taking part in one of Dubai’s many sports events!
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!
Account Director (Australia)
Joined the Limelight team in 2016 as the Account Director for Nike Pacific - Running, Football and Womens Training categories. I feel so privileged to be part of such a passionate, energetic and experienced global team, committed to bringing premium athlete experiences to the active world.
Passionate about all things fitness - N+TC, spin, boxing, pump, yoga to name a few. Avid follower of the AFL and a lover of live sports experiences!
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)!
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.
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
Commercial Director (UK properties)
My Limelight Sports career kicked off with Nike's PannaKO '04 & now involves the growth, development & direction of Limelight's own properties.
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
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.
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.
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!!
Assistant Project Manager
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
Limelight Sports Ltd
29-35 Rathbone Street
Tel: +44 (0) 20 72994160
Fax: +44 (0) 20 72994161
Limelight Sports Australia
86 Tope Street
Tel: +61 (0) 3 9645 9033