Our Members Say

“The SPE is a unique community of like-minded people who meet regularly to network and socialise. It’s important to me that we do this to connect businesses in the UK sports and PE sector and ultimately strengthen the industry. There’s no doubt that the SPE unites the sector so that we can make the most of our collective strengths.”

Kate Costin, Flicx UK

“Membership brings a sense of belonging and means that we can all work together to promote UK sports and PE businesses. The issues we face can often be highly specific to our industry – without the SPE they could get buried in and amongst the concerns of the wider sporting goods sector.”

Beth Tarry, Davies Sports (Findel Education)

“The seminars, webinars and events that the SPE holds are amongst some of the best I’ve ever been to. What differentiates them from other events is their focus on the sports and PE sector. I’ve found the ones covering the education market to be particularly useful and packed full of relevant information to help us drive our marketing strategy.”

Neil Jennings, Primo Play

“Our SPE membership has really come into its own throughout the challenges thrown up by the pandemic and Brexit. The advice, support and information has been invaluable; without their advice we wouldn’t have applied for a discretionary Covid grant and received over £10,000 from our local authority.”

Colin Rhodes, Universal Services

“As an SPE member we can raise specific issues affecting our business and the SPE will lobby on our behalf. They have a really good relationship with the UK Government and industry stakeholders and have moved the dial on many business-critical issues including British standards, Covid-19 regulations and Free Trade Agreements”

Tom Bunner, Eveque

“As an SPE member I feel genuinely valued. The service I receive is very personal and the SPE team know me and my staff by name. They go the extra mile to support us and if they don’t know the answer to a query immediately, their industry links mean they can find out quickly. SPE is a close-knit community and one that I’m very glad to be a part of.”

Mark Cullingford, Sport and Play

“SPE membership gives us automatic membership of the wider sports and play industry Member Forum, which provides another unique opportunity to share ideas with peers. It’s a highly collaborative format, connecting the sports industry and supporting innovation and best practice.”

Kevin Utton, Harrod UK

“I was pleasantly surprised by the huge range of free and discounted benefits and services that come with membership of SPE. SMEs don’t often have large HR or legal teams and so accessing the expertise available has easily covered the cost of our membership.”

Jon Legg-Bagg, Huck Nets (UK) – Sports Division

“There is no other organisation that we can turn to for the type of highly relevant, sector-specific content that we need. We receive regular updates via newsletters, exclusive market data and access to the members-only area of the SPE website which keeps us informed with the latest industry information.”

David Burrows, Foams4Sport

“Our marketing strategy relies heavily on the unique industry research SPE commissions exclusively for members. Through them we can gauge economic activity levels and market trends, gain exclusive insight into school budgets and spending habits, information on decision-makers and much more.”

Jason Bowers, Gym Master

“We have been SPE members for over 20 years and the association has gone from strength to strength. Having access to the right information is vital and their news and insight, via a wide range of content including free downloads and newsletters, keeps us up-to-date. We also get access to content not available elsewhere via the website’s exclusive Members’ Area and the range of benefits and services provided easily covers the cost of our membership and more.”

Dan Armitage, Maudesport (WF Education Group)

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