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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Account Coordinator (Australia)
Work across multiple accounts and events in varying roles, including Nike Football, Bloomberg, CyclingTips and Societe Generale.
I grew up playing AFL and despite not playing for a while, still love it to bits. Unfortunately I’m a mad Richmond supporter. I also have an unhealthy obsession with the NBA, in particular with LeBron James.
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!
Account Manager (Australia)
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.
Fun run marathoner, having completed 7 marathons and more in sight! An NTC / cross-fit style gym junkie and yoga wannabe!
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.
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!!
Sales Executive (UK)
I joined Limelight in June 2014 as a Marketing & Research Analyst, helping deliver marketing campaigns and in-depth analysis across a number of projects including Swimathon and the Royal Parks Half. In 2016, I took on a Sales Executive role working on new business and commercial partnerships.
Rugby is my sport, although recently I watch much more of it than I play.
Senior Marketing and Communications Manager (UK)
I joined Limelight Sports in September 2014. I manage the marketing side of things for our clients’ events, as well as our own properties, including the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, Royal Bank of Canada V Series and London Duathlon. I absolutely love the passion and dedication our team here at Limelight shares for the sport industry.
I began refereeing basketball over 10 years ago and still enjoy it. My love for the game also inspired me to start a small Limelight Sports basketball team. Having been born into a family of professional athletes, I have always felt a strong connection to sport and as much as I enjoy running and cycling, you can name pretty much any sport or activity and I am up for trying it!
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
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
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!
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!
Project Coordinator (UK)
I started working for Limelight Sports back in 2011 as event day staff with my first event being an all-inclusive Nike football tournament. Having really enjoyed working on live events, I was keen to understand how mass and more exclusive events are planned and organised. After graduating in 2014, my employment started as a full time project coordinator and I have never looked back.
I have always loved the game of football whether it is playing, watching or crying. I like keeping fit and going to the gym on a regular basis. Since working at Limelight I have grown fond of cycling and I am planning to go check out my local velodrome in Herne Hill to improve my competitive cycling ability.
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 Manager (UK)
My Limelight Sports career kicked off in March 2015 with RBC Race for the Kids being my first project in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. I’m now looking forward to getting involved with many more events on the way!
I normally like to run, swim or head to a group fitness class but this year I jumped on my very first road bike and completed Ride London (just about!). I’d also love to have a go at the London Marathon or a triathlon at some point.
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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Tel: +61 (0) 3 9645 9033