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
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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!!
Project Coordinator (UK)
I started at Limelight Sports in January 2015 having come from Nike where I was a part of the EKIN team. That role was heavily product focused but with a lot of involvement with brand events giving me an insight into how events work and this where my passion for sports events was born.
I’ve always been active and as a youngster I did track and played football and basketball. Now I’m all about running. I’ll be running my first marathon in Berlin on 27/9/15 and Nike Training Club which I absolutely love!
Marketing Manager (Australia)
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.
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.
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!
Production Manager (Australia)
Martin started with Limelight when the Australian offices opened in 2009 after working for another sport events agency. Since then he has looked after the Production and Logistics side of all mayor events including the J.P.Morgan Corporate Challenge and Nike She Runs.
Surfing, beach volleyball, swimming and cycling
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 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!
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.
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!
Technical Lead (UK)
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.
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.
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.
Project Coordinator (UK)
After graduating in 2013 in, I joined Limelight Sports in October 2014, making the decision to move from the country to the big smoke! I have always loved sports, joining every team I could throughout my school years. Since joining I have worked on projects such as Swimathon, Royal Park Foundation Half Marathon, J.P. Morgan and Race for the Kids.
I’ve always loved to play netball, ‘dream teaming’ with my friends since I can remember. I am also an avid fan of the Limelight Sports Friday lunchtime basketball club, despite my enthusiasm not reflecting in my skills.
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
Senior Project Manager (UK)
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.
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.
Assistant Production & Logistics Manager (UK)
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.
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.
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
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29-35 Rathbone Street
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Limelight Sports Australia
86 Tope Street
Tel: +61 (0) 3 9645 9033