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 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.
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
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!
Account Director (UK)
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?
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.
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 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.
Account Director (Australia)
Responsible for the internal resources of the company and management of client relationships for the Australian business. A former employee of Limelight Sports UK for 11 years, working on a number of events such as Swimathon, London Youth Games, Nike Park and the J.P Morgan Corporate Challenge Series.
Running a marathon has always been on my bucket list! Recently I signed up for the New York Marathon, which I will run in November. I don’t love running, so will need to overcome a mental block but am ready for the challenge!
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
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!!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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