Brighton Sports Co. is a specialist sports event management company based in Brighton and Hove where the aim is to provide sporting activities that are accessible for all that would like to enter. Working alongside The Jog Shop and specialising in running, triathlon and multi sport events, our aim is to keep entry fees at a level that represents great value that excludes no one. We also aim to provide races and events that are original, challenging and fun. Everything we try do is based around fun and leaving people with a smile on their face after an event or hiring a bike.
After more than ten seasons working on Brighton & Hove seafront and more years travelling and working around the world, including a spell driving rickshaws in New York City I decided it was time to start my own company and try to bring some of the fun things I’d seen to Brighton & Hove.
I have worked on events of all sizes either a freelancer or setting up my own events.
In 2010 I worked freelance on the Brighton Half Marathon for the Sussex Beacon charity who organise the race. My role ranged from course management to PR, marketing and communications. The event successfully reached its target of 8000 competitors and is now regarded as major half marathon in the warm up to the London and Brighton marathons.
In 2008, 2010 and 2012 I organised the Sainsbury Sport Relief Mile for Brighton & Hove, an event that attracted nearly 4000 runners and in the region of 10000 visitors for the day. A great success all round, visitors were able to enjoy the sporting and musical entertainment on offer throughout the day whilst raising money for the Sport Relief charity.
Companies and organisations that I have worked for or alongside include;
- Sport Relief – www.sportrelief.com
- Brighton and Hove City Council – www.brighton-hove.gov.uk
- Sussex County Cricket Club – www.sussexccc.co.uk
- Sussex County Sports Partnership – www.sussexsport.org
- Sussex Beacon Half Marathon – www.beaconhalf.org.uk
- Yellowave Beachsports – www.yellowave.co.uk
- Limelight Sports – www.limelightsports.com
- Hybred Events – www.hybredproductions.co.uk
- The Jog Shop – www.thejogshop.co.uk
A few of the events that I have recently worked on include;
- BBC Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile – Brighton & Hove
- Sussex Beacon Half Marathon
- Paddle Round the Pier Beach Festival
- Brighton Beach Aquathlon
- Gatwick Diamond Games
- Sussex Youth Games
- The Brighton Marina Triathlon
- Withdean Duathlon
- The Jog Shop 20
- Trailblazer trail run
I am a qualified beach lifeguard with many years of operational and event experience and have a current first aid certificate so I can offer advice and support for safety cover at events as well. I am also CRB checked.
If you have an idea that you want to see come together I have a long list of contacts in the event industry, especially in Brighton and Hove that can bring it together