Best Business Serving Sport – over 60 Employees
Established in 1975, Portview Fit-Out has been transforming ambitious design concepts into reality for over 40 years. Working across the hospitality and stadia sectors in the UK and Ireland, Portview create award-winning interiors that excite business owners, entice stakeholders and enhance commercial success.
Working with some of the world’s top sport stadiums, Portview has a depth of knowledge and experience that is unrivaled. The venues in which Portview operates, cater for a kaleidoscope of professional sports including: football, tennis, athletics, rugby, gaelic football and rugby.
These iconic venues value innovation and regard Portview as an indispensable part of their own team. With a strong reputation for providing a highly personalised service that transforms the most innovative of design concepts into an even more supreme reality, the client experience is at the heart of everything Portview does.
The State of Play
Our Playmaker platforms and services are geared to encourage fan interaction, purchase and loyalty, increase exposure for commercial partners and deliver flexible content creation for all club departments.
This past year we have delivered club websites for Stoke City, Swansea City and Middlesbrough. Building on our ecommerce site for Stoke we have launched Ipswich Town’s official store site in March 2018.
The Playmaker Solution
Robust open source store and club site platforms with mobile first bespoke designs.
Key integrations with Opta, Alexa and club mobile apps.
Live and on demand
Integration of Stream AMG for live and on-demand audio and video content.
Complete retail management
Digital stores integrated with Touch Retail epos systems for 360° view of stock.
Customised kit builders providing fans with personal shopping experiences.
Usability at the core
Working directly with visually impaired fans to ensure accessibility.
Single sign on
Delivering successful single sign on functionality across the complete digital suites of Swansea and Middlesbrough.
Over 15,000 new single digital accounts created for both Swansea and Middlesbrough after a month.
In 2018 the Stoke official store, the conversion rate has increased 51% with revenue increasing 17%
Kukri Sports was founded in Lancashire, England in 1999 with a vision to capture a unique gap in the market as a supplier of bespoke teamwear for over 100 sports.
From humble beginnings, we now pride ourselves on being an international sportswear manufacturer supplying premier bespoke teamwear for sport and leisure. We have 8 offices around the world, from North America to Australasia, with our global headquarters in the UK.
At Kukri we supply teamwear to some of the world’s best athletes and teams as well as a host of schools, universities and clubs at grassroots level. We provide training and teamwear to Commonwealth Games England, Commonwealth Games Northern Ireland, Leicester Tigers, Ulster Rugby, Hong Kong Rugby Union and HK7’s, Loughborough University, Nottingham Trent University and Lancashire County Cricket Club to name a few.
Our biggest challenge to date is the supply and kitting out of ceremony wear, training wear and competition wear to over 600 athletes and officials heading to the Gold Coast in 2018, our second cycle with Commonwealth Games England – a journey which began in 2014. This is a challenge we have embraced and completed with tremendous success.
ADI’s content delivery platform and remote production service totally transforms the way sports outside of the top-tier can create value for their leagues, fans and brands.
Developed for the EFL, but with the potential to be rolled-out across a vast range of sports, ADI has installed a fibre network that connects every league stadium to the company’s UK operations centre. The result is that live match feeds are available for the first time; delivered to broadcasters and other stakeholders, including streaming services, instantly.
In order to increase its reach, and revenue, the EFL has launched an innovative live streaming platform (iFollow) that revolutionises the way football fans can follow EFL teams. The service gives international and domestic fans access to a huge volume of matches – available to stream live for the first time, opening up a huge potential audience.
Connectivity provides immediacy of access to content, which is hugely valuable for the EFL’s proposition, however, when combined with ADI’s innovative new Remote Production platform, clubs can deliver broadcast-like multi-camera coverage to boost the quality of their ‘product’.
The EFL, and its clubs, now have the potential to transform revenue they receive from match rights whilst growing a global fanbase.
CSM Live is the branding and live experience specialists that has been serving sport in all different contexts for decades. In the last year alone, we have created world-class experiences across nearly every type of sport in nearly every continent.
Some of our highlights have included transforming Twickenham Stadium, the home of England Rugby, into a spectacular NFL venue for two of the London Games fixtures. We delivered an engaging and innovative event for LFC World in Mumbai, helping Liverpool FC create deeper connections with their Indian fans. We also activated Johnnie Walker’s Formula 1 sponsorship for the European Grand Prix, creating a unique pop-up bar and satellite sampling units to educate and engage their target audience and help increase sample to sales.
Our teams’ knowledge and experience allows us to truly deliver unrivalled world-class experiences, and our investment in innovation and creative technology has helped us drive the sport industry forward.
Arena Group is a turnkey design and event infrastructure supplier to global sporting events. Sporting organisers across the world entrust Arena Group to support them in creating unique sporting environments and truly memorable occasions. Among the hundreds of events supported in 2017 was the design and delivery of a turnkey tennis venue at London’s Queen’s Club with temporary grandstands and VIP hospitality and sponsor structures for the Aegon Championship.
Arena Group also supported grass roots sports, from being the official sponsor of the Challenge Tour’s Irish Challenge event to its Mass Participation team supplying logistical support and infrastructure to over 250 events including the London Marathon, Tough Mudder, Blenheim Palace, British Heart Foundation, British Military Fitness, Run to the Beat, Pretty Muddy and UK Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life events, including the most popular one in London’s Hyde Park.
A significant part of Arena’s business is helping smaller clubs expand their stadiums with permanent spectator grandstands, training facilities or temporary grandstands for one-off occasions, seen recently when Newport County were drawn at home to Tottenham in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup and inside a two week turnaround Arena expanded the ground capacity by 1,700.
Infosys Pvt Ltd
There’s a difference between saying you’re changing the game as a technology partner for a sport and actually doing it.
Through our association with the ATP World Tour, Infosys is reinventing the tennis experience using cutting-edge data-driven digital experiences and analytical platforms, many of which are industry-firsts:
• A real-time Second Screen to complement television viewing with automated views and analysis of player performance patterns – from serve placement and return position to speed and spin of shots
• First-ever Stats Leaderboards using big data to measure player performance across 25 years and 12 million data points
• A world-first immersive virtual reality experience with an augmented reality tennis store at the ATP World Tour Finals to integrate 360º game views, statistics, shopping, in-stadium experiences, and tennis training
• Live social media insight and foresight during tournaments with pre-match predictions, in-game analysis and post-match analysis
• A talking NAO robot that decodes player strengths and weaknesses
Spire London East Hospital
We are a private hospital in East London that provides West Ham United Football Club with diagnostic (i.e. MRI Scanning, X-rays and blood tests) for their first team squad plus academy squads. In addition we perform pre-signing medicals for new players and this is particularly important due
There was a new Senior Management team at hospital in 2017 plus alongside this a new Medical Team at West Ham United. We quickly engaged to understand what their needs were going to be for the forthcoming season.
As the service we provide is largely one of spontaneous requests following player injuries or concerns, we have committed to quick and easy access despite the hospital having an existing busy workload.
We established a dedicated phone number that is available 24/7 including Christmas day.
The particular area for speed of response and sensitivity is the transfer window and particular deadline day. We have set up a base for the football club’s Medical Team to occupy and scanning is performed immediately to ensure the time deadline (typically midnight) is met to ensure the transfer is made. The hospital also ensure potential players are kept away from the public view and interested media.
The relationship has continued to develop resulting from the service we have provided. The club have kindly provided players for a hospital visit to hold a meet and greet event with patients and the children and families of the hospital’s staff.