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British Martial Arts & Boxing Association
With over 100,000 members and overseeing more than 12,000,000 martial arts lessons to communities of all types right across the length and breadth of the UK, BMABA is the leading Martial Arts Trade Body. Founded by our now multi-award winning social entrepreneur Giovanni Soffietto in 2012, aged 20 with just £20 of capital, BMABA is now recognised as an innovative and disruptive powerhouse helping to make martial arts safer, more sustainable and more accessible to all.
In 2019, Alasdair Crawley and his brother Michael found themselves playing and volunteering at a local rugby club in Edinburgh. As with almost all community clubs, Alasdair’s objectives were to: engage and grow the club’s fanbase and improve the commercial position.
However, very quickly, given the software on the market, Alasdair realised this wasn’t possible for an ambitious community club.What Alasdair had at his disposal was multiple disjointed software that either wasn’t optimised for sports, too expensive or too complicated for a club of that size.
Our mission is to empower every ambitious team in the sports industry by providing them with the digital capabilities of the top 1%, enabling them to expand their fanbase and increase revenue.
Fanbase provides clubs with a branded fan engagement platform with all of the digital tools they need. Best-in-class commerce (ticketing, hospitality, memberships), clean and consumable data (single fan view and fan data insights), easy-to-use communications (push, SMS, email).
Since the Beta launched in 2020, we have partnered with 100+ clubs across football, rugby, ice-hockey, netball and handball. Fanbase has helped clubs break modern day sales records, alleviate a lot of stress from backroom staff and grow and engage fanbases.
NewbridgeFX is a Foreign Exchange and International Payments service enabling Businesses and Individuals to transfer money internationally.
As Foreign exchange and international payment specialists we provide tailored professional support to businesses and individuals sending money overseas who are active in the sports industry. With sport being a global industry, working alongside experienced professionals to receive the best exchange rates, no fees and fast and secure payments is critical when transacting internationally
NewbridgeFX have multiple partnerships with Accountancy’s, Sports Management Agency’s, Law Firms and Removals firms, as well as direct client relationships with multiple sports people, sports clubs, and organisations associated with the sports industry. We ensure they all receive market-leading exchange rates, zero transaction or payment fees, fast and secure payments, and dedicated tailored support
Contact NewbridgeFX for an initial chat to discuss your requirements – www.newbridgefx.com
Other Media are the talented team renowned for delivering outstanding fan-focused digital experiences, centred around world-class apps, with dedication to doing what it takes to deliver the products a fan needs with the service a client deserves. In this way we help national and internationals sports organisations transform their digital experience through highly engaging, integrated, and easy-to-manage digital products that enable them to grow their audience, deepen engagement, and generate significant revenue.
We delve into digital opportunities with our clients and then deliver to a standard that will leave their fans proud and their club more profitable than ever before. We believe in delivering the best possible experiences through considered design, comprehensive functionality, and by never standing still. Many of our firsts, like in-app ticketing or iOS widgets, become standard as they are what fans need.
Clients come to us not when they need a cheap solution but when they need the right solution. Because of the quality of our products and service, they tend to stick around.
Sport:80 is a sports technology company specialising in innovative solutions for National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs). Our flagship product, the Sport:80 Platform, is a comprehensive sports business management tool that enables NGBs to streamline operations, engage stakeholders, and generate revenue.
The Platform helps NGBs such as Archery GB, British Fencing, Table Tennis England, and USA Track & Field manage membership, events, compliance, and safeguarding, providing valuable insights and self-service tools for athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and clubs.
Our goal is to maximise the potential of technology for clients through a collaborative and scalable approach, and we offer technical services like hosting and maintenance, and provide personalised training and tech audits.
Sport:80 was founded to address the technology gap in the sports industry and provide flexible solutions tailored to the unique challenges faced by NGBs. By guiding organisations through technology adoption and continual evolution, we aim to empower NGBs to leverage technology as a driver for growth, and our technology has demonstrably supported clients to increase efficiency, online traffic, and revenue.
Through our approach to software development, comprehensive service offerings, and industry recognition, we have become established as market leaders, committed to driving the digital transformation of the sports sector.
Substance is a research and technology company that helps organisations working in sport, sport for development, youth development and outdoor recreation to better understand and improve what they do. Substance have produced numerous pieces of work and in most recent times, the work Substance have produced for the EFL Trust has provided a real understanding around the vital effect local club communities and organisations have and how the impact of Clubs in their communities cannot be overstated. It allows Clubs and CCOs to understand the efficacy of the projects and initiatives they run in helping communities to overcome the inequalities and disadvantages they routinely experience. Following on from this, it not only helps to give a better insight into the impacts of the work, but it also encourages more funding, securing a better and fairer future for local communities when it comes to sport and getting local communities involved.
thinkBeyond is a social impact and sustainability consultancy that supports leaders and organisations to make a positive impact on the world, and their business, in and through sport.
Our aim is to make the sport sector more sustainable, inclusive and impactful. We do this by taking a shared value approach – recognising that positive change and business growth go hand-in-hand. Our clients are brands, rights-holders and athletes who we support to embed sustainability and social impact into the fabric of their business or offering.
Current clients include some of the leading proponents of sustainability and purpose, including Liverpool FC, UK Sport, British Cycling, The Football Association, Sail GP, LIV Golf, World Rugby, Unilever, ESPN, Bloomberg, The North Face, Michael Johnson, Tanni-Grey Thompson and Molly Thompson-Smith
We tripled in size in the last 18 months, from 8 in 2021, we are now a team of 23 with offices in London and New York. In addition, we grew our international offering, delivering work for clients in Europe, North America, China, Australia, Colombia, Nigeria and elsewhere.