Buyers meet Suppliers

Access new products and services to help you attract new customers

Buyers - Access new products and services to help you attract new customers

Confirmed Buyers:

Other organisations due to attend but not listed here:

  • Growth Hub - LLEP Business Gateway
  • De Montfort University
  • TayPLay

Below are the suppliers who have already committed to the event, more suppliers are anticipated.

Loughborough University is ranked number one in the world for sports-related subjects, according to the global QS higher education league table. It is also rated the fourth best university in the UK by the Guardian (2020) and a top-five university, according to the Times (2019 'Table of Tables'). Loughborough University is a world-leading university located in the East Midlands, England.

Examples of organisations already working with:

Please use the link to see a list of some of the organisations that we have worked with in developing opportunities for graduates.

These opportunities include:

  • Work Experience
  • Internships
  • Placements
  • Research

CIMSPA, the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity is the professional development body for the UK's sport and physical activity sector, committed to supporting, developing and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed and, as a result, inspire our nation to become more active.

Together we're developing a vibrant, UK-wide sport and physical activity sector, with the highest standards of service delivery.

Examples of organisations already working with:

  • CIMSPA have over 150 employer partners ranging from the largest leisure provider in our sector to micro businesses.
  • We also have 200 education partners including Universities, Independent Training Providers and Awarding Organisations.

All of our partners can be seen here;

GI Fanbase are sports marketing specialists, employing data-driven methods to boost the value of your existing supporters, grow supporter retention and acquire new supporters.

Fanbase converts low-value/low-loyal supporters to high-value/high loyal, by identifying your most loyal and valuable fans, those most likely to lapse, and the journeys to assist revenue growth.

Our proprietary process pulls in supporter, product, transactional and channel data, presenting it in a way that enables informed decision making.

We recognise that not all sports teams and organisations have equal financial power, that's why our services are entirely scalable to each club's specific needs. Our service range includes:

| Supporter Insights | Data Cleanse | Campaign-based & programmatic CRM | Loyalty | Campaign planning & execution | Sponsorship ROI |

Examples of organisations already working with:

  • Leicester Riders – work in progress
  • Leeds Rhinos – identified £270k of incremental revenue opportunities through actionable supporter insights.
  • Northampton Town FC – identfied £186k of incremental revenue opportunities through actionable supporter insights.
  • Provide sophisticated white-label supporter analysis to a well-know ticketing company.

SAQ - During the past 20 years SAQ® International have developed a number of ground breaking movement based training programmes placed locally and nationally. The programmes meet with approval and success, linking sports clubs, schools, community organisations and families.

This positive effect on personal and community development leads to:

Elite Sports Performance | The Development of Gifted and Talented Youngsters | Achieving Fundamental and Developmental Movement Targets Within the Educational System | Community Physical Activity Levels Reducing Obesity, Diabetes and helping with its Prevention | General Health and Healthy Eating Special Educational Needs | Early Developmental Movement (Early Years Intervention Programmes)

Examples of organisations already working with:

Virgin Active, French Rugby, QPR, England F.A, Welsh Rugby, F.C Bayern Munich, F.C Barcelona, Real Madrid C.F, England Rugby, Move to Cure, N Power, Sunderland FC, Wellington School, Harrow School, Millfield School, Eton College, Bodymap, England Cricket, Canberra Raiders, Manly Rugby League, Reebok, Castrol, Red Bull, Nike, Coerver, Saatchi & Saatchi, Manchester United F.C, Hill and Knowlton, Waratahs Super 15, Arsenal F.C, Adidas, Reading Hockey, Norwich City FC, Everton FC, Stoke FC, Liverpool FC, Unilever, Essex CC, Somerset CC, Lancashire CC, West Australian CC, Sharjah FC, Emirates, American University of Sharjah.

Sci-Sport Ltd has been trading from its base in the City of Leicester for 30 years. The company specializes in providing sports equipment and clothing. Hockey, rugby and netball are the core sports provided, but the company can and does supply many other specialist items to order.

Sci-Sport has its own in-house print and embroidery department, which is able to personalise clothing for teams and individuals, using the latest technology.

Examples of organisations already working with:

    • Leicestershire and Rutland Sport
    • The University of Leicester
    • Leicester Grammar School
    • Oakham School
    • WQE and Regent College Group
    • Welbeck College
    • Trent College
    • Matta Hampson Foundation
    • Ratcliffe College
    • Leicester City Council

SportsArt has been an industry leader in innovative design and manufacturing excellence since 1977. The company consistently seeks to advance industry standards, positioning itself as one of the most creative manufacturers of premium quality fitness, medical, performance, and residential equipment. SportsArt is one of the largest single brand manufacturers in the world and is sold in over 80 countries worldwide.

With over 500,000 square feet of state-of-the art manufacturing space; SportsArt designs, manufactures and tests all equipment to rigorous TÜV quality standards. With hundreds of patents worldwide for innovative technologies; such as the award winning ICARE™ system or the newly relaunched ECO-POWR™ Series which comply with CE and UL certificates, SportsArt is the leading green fitness partner, developing products that are instrumental to rebuilding and sustaining lives.

Examples of organisations already working with:

SkillSkin is a family owned, limited company based in Leicestershire. The enterprise has been conceived and developed by the company Director, Jennifer Williams, an experienced netball player, umpire and Coach. The company has existed since 2015, and has worked in close partnership with a renowned design partner, De Montfort University, to develop the glove to safety and performance specifications. Our company has one full time employee and engages local contractors on a consultancy basis to provide specialist services as required.

Examples of organisations already working with:

SkillSkin operates as an online retail enterprise, through a number of digital outlets, including a dedicated website, EBay and Facebook profiles and provides direct sales to netball clubs and leagues, through individual players and coaches.

Performance Psychologist, Sam is working with a vast number of athletes across a range of sports. As a practitioner Sam works alongside Dr Karl Steptoe whom is the lead at Leicester City Football Club.

Together Karl and Sam work with teams, organisations and businesses of all sizes to change culture, most notably improving their psychological safety. Psychological safety is the key to improving teams cohesiveness and ability to work with a high performance mind-set.

Using Spotlight to understand interpersonal factors that lead to a lack of trust and openness within an organisation Sam can then improve psychological safety.

Personal and business coaching also part of the wider offer.

Examples of organisations already working with:

Those which I am currently allowed to disclose.

  • Leicester Tigers
  • Leicester City
  • Leicestershire Cricket

Others includes schools and small businesses.

Youth Sport Trust is a national children's charity passionate about creating a future where every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from play and sport. We are on a mission to pioneer new ways of using sport to improve children's wellbeing and give them a brighter future.

A passion for the power of sport and improving children's lives has been at the heart of the Youth Sport Trust since its inception. Since 1995 we have pioneered a way of working across practice, policy and research, building successful partnerships to forge a lasting legacy for improving young people's lives.

The world in which we operate has changed considerably in recent years. Schools are facing new challenges and children's lives are being transformed by technology. The alarming trend of recent times has been the continued decline in children's wellbeing. Tackling that decline will be at the core of everything we do.

Examples of organisations already working with:

  • One Stop Promotions
  • Everything Branded
  • Beigebell (Branded Merchandise)
  • Thinklab
  • Creative Minds
  • B-Creative (Design)
  • Taylor Bloxham
  • KJS Mail
  • Liaison Print (Printers)

INCUS have developed wearable technology & an integrated analytics platform combining high quality measurement with simple, technical analysis for swimmers and triathletes.

The company has developed all elements of the product & service from the ground up, providing full control over ongoing scale & diversification across sports & wider sectors.

Examples of organisations already working with:

The company has been working with the highest level of organisations & businesses in the sports sector, specifically swimming & triathlon.

Trials have been undertaken with an extensive range of athletes through recreational swimmers to the highest level of elite swimmers & triathletes.

Places still available for Suppliers and Buyers to get involved.

For more information please contact Ali Clements, Economy and Sport Growth Manager

Ali Clements

Ali Clements

Economy & Sport Growth Manager

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

07785 766 644 / 01509 564878


  • Active Leicester
    H&B LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Sport England
  • Charnwood LSA
    O&W LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Active Rutland
  • Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
    Melton LSA


  • Active Leicester
    Melton LSA
  • H&B LSA
  • Equality Standard
    O&W LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Active Partnerships
  • Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council