Best Business Serving Sport – over £3m turnover

CSM Live

CSM Live are the branding and live experience specialists that has been serving sport in all different contexts for decades. In the last year alone, we have designed, produced, delivered and managed world-class experiences for the biggest sports events, with around half the world’s population seeing our work! We also created immersive and engaging experiences for global brands, using sport to connect with their consumers.

Highlights have included transforming Le Golf National for the biggest Ryder Cup to date and building bespoke team rooms, from nothing, for the USA and Europe. We’ve helped Paddy Power connect with fans in an emotive and immersive experience at the Champions League of Darts. We designed a new event brand for the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup and brought it to life on site creating a festival atmosphere and giving fans an enhanced experience.

Our teams’ knowledge and experience allows us to create unrivalled world-class experiences, and our focus on sustainability is helping drive the industry towards a brighter future.


GL events UK

GL events UK has been one of the driving forces behind the phenomenal growth of this global business; and nowhere more has this impact been felt than through the contribution of the business’ Seating and Stadia team.

From permanent structures across football, cricket and rugby, to temporary grandstand seating at The Open, Ryder Cup, and Lancashire County Cricket Club, GL events has consistently delivered bespoke quality solutions for its clients, in sometimes challenging circumstances, environments and time frames.

This is a division of GL event UK’s business that has shown agility in design, solution, and project management, whilst still following the business’ commitment to creating mutually beneficial working partnerships with its clients, and an unerring commitment to quality. They have become the grandstand seating partner of choice because of their superior product, their commitment to partnership and because their have earned the trust of those who work with them, year after year – safe in the knowledge that they won’t be let down.


Infosys

It’s not often that you get to be a sponsor for a sporting tournament, and actually reinvent the sporting experience at the same time. As Digital Innovation Partner for the Australian Open, Infosys has been able to achieve this by creating digital platforms that enable followers and players of the sport to ‘experience the next’ – the next way to see, engage, play, train and win. And all of these platforms were not just built to make technologies more state of the digital art, but to solve real problems.

Fans never had live streaming point-by-point analysis of the sport to understand the game as it unfolds. With the Infosys MatchBeats visualisation, now they do. Highlights were restricted to 5-minute video clips produced manually. Infosys Ai Clips presents every real game-changing moment using artificial intelligence in near-real-time. The live stadium experience used to be accessible only those who had a ticket. Now anyone who dons the Infosys VR Experience headset has 360º views of every match with live VR broadcasts, and the ability to train in VR using data and shop official merchandise in a virtual store.

The Australian Open has transformed: it is a digital sport for the digital age.


STATSports

STATSports, is an Irish based sports technology company and is at the forefront of cutting-edge sports innovation technology offering the following unique to its clients and wider consumer market: The APEX Pro and APEX Athlete Series.

APEX PRO Prestigious features and partnerships includes:
1. APEX Watch. Live data is more accessible than ever.
2. Live system. Data can be streamed live to a tablet using our fixed or portable beacons. Additionally, data can also be live streamed using our brand new wearable beacon collecting data for a full squad of players at one time. No other competitor offers this.
3. The ability to connect to multiple devices making this a Bluetooth hub.

U.S Soccer deal. In March 2018, STATSports became the “Official On-field performance monitoring device of U.S Soccer” sees all Men’s National Teams, Women’s National Teams and the development academy set up using STATSports APEX system.
Brazil FA. One of the most well renowned brands in football. Following on from the U.S Soccer deal, April 2018 saw Brazil FA sign as a client ahead of the 2018 World Cup. This partnership sees the Men’s national team, Women’s national teams and development academy set up.


George’s Park

At St. George’s Park, innovative technology solutions underpin elite and non-elite training services. With a focus on service delivery and visitor satisfaction, the site combines world-leading facilities with the latest technologies to enhance learning, training and performance across national and international sport.

While known as the UK’s national football centre and home to England’s 28 national teams, SGP is much more than this. It is a centre of excellence for sporting talent and innovation, a community facility, a hub for global businesses and a place where the whole industry can learn and develop.

The park has hosted more than 251 elite teams, spanning FC Barcleona, Manchester City, Shanghai, Manchester United, Chelsea, England Rugby Union Team, GB Hockey, and British Basketball, and 2,937 community groups and grassroots clubs. St. George’s Performance Centre has served as training and rehabilitation hub for a variety of elite athletes, including Andy Murray, who made the Park his base for two residential camps, and Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and the rest of the Team Sky, for their medical camp.

St. George’s Park, which celebrated its sixth anniversary in October 2018, continues to deliver high customer satisfaction scores, including 9.08 out of 10 for overall experience.


StreamAMG

StreamAMG are in the vanguard of the OTT video revolution which is changing the face of professional sports as a whole.

The company video platform served more than 5 million hours of playback time during the 2017-18 season and delivered more than 500 live events on behalf of clubs.

StreamAMG provides OTT video solutions and live streaming to rights holders, federations and clubs including more than 25 football clubs in England and Wales. Its sports operations are overseen from MediaCity in Manchester, where the team work with the head office in London and technical operations team located in Birkirkara, Malta.

A suite of custom-built products, including MediaPlatform and the CloudPay payment system, offer unrivalled control, customisation, reliability and ease of use for clubs and rights holders.

In 2018, StreamAMG created Cloud Matrix using unique feed-based infrastructure to bring scheduling, personalisation, OTT distribution and complete syndication control to MediaPlatform unite content creation, payment and distribution in one intuitive package.