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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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    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.

    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...

    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.

    Rachel Partington

    Rachel Partington
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    Rachel Partington

    Project Manager (UK)

    Limelight History

    I have been at Limelight Sports since November 2009, starting as Project Coordinator in the CRM team. I then became the CRM Manager working across most events that Limelight delivers, before moving to my current role as Project Manager in the Experience team.

    Sports Interests

    I am a keen tennis player, and still actively compete. I currently captain the 1st team at Roehampton Club. The pinnacle of my tennis was captaining England at the International Schools Tennis Tournament, gaining a bronze medal.

    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.

    Upneet Thandi

    Upneet Thandi
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    Upneet Thandi

    CRM Manager (UK)

    Limelight History

    I joined Limelight as part of the Marketing Department this year. I’m responsible for developing and managing the team which supports the participant engagement across a range of Limelight Sports’ experiences.

    Sports Interests

    I’m an intermediate level solo parachutist being trained by the British Army – 9 jumps away from gaining my BPA A license (which will allow me to jump anywhere in the world and in a team - for fun!) I also love Rugby and the gym!

    Jonathan Whittall

    Jonathan Whittall
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    Jonathan Whittall

    Project Coordinator (UK)

    Limelight History

    I work for the CRM team as a Project Coordinator and started at Limelight Sports in November 2013. The projects I work on include Swimathon, Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon & Ultra, London Duathlon and Project V.

    Sports Interests

    I am an avid all round sports fan and sportsman, with a particular interest in Southampton FC. I am particularly looking forward to seeing our young talent shine at the World Cup in Brazil. A personal highlight includes running the London Marathon in 2012.

    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

    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!

    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

    James Hogben

    James Hogben
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    James Hogben

    Account Director (UK)

    Limelight History

    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?

    Sports Interests

    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.

    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!!

    Emma Smith (UK)

    Emma Smith (UK)
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    Emma Smith (UK)

    Marketing and Communications Executive

    Limelight History

    Since joining in July 2013 as Graduate Intern, I soon found my niche in the Marketing department. It has been a whirlwind of great experiences and learnings since I started involving strategy planning to social media to on site event day activities.

    Sports Interests

    Self-confessed adrenaline junkie when it comes to skiing and wakeboarding. However in a more day to day environment I always love to run and cannot deny my love for tennis with it being my number one sport since the age of 5.

    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!

    Jack Hazlewood

    Jack Hazlewood
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    Jack Hazlewood

    Project Co-Ordinator (UK)

    Limelight History

    I joined Limelight Sports in January 2014 – I am excited to be working with a company that is fast paced with ambitious plans for the future. I particularly enjoy being part of a team that allows people to enjoy sport in the way that I have.

    Sports Interests

    I have previously competed at county and national level at tennis and am still a qualified tennis coach. I also enjoy playing squash and football and can be found patrolling the midfield every Saturday for the unstoppable Esher United!

    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.

    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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