5 minutes with ... Sportsworld

The complete lowdown of this growing agency

 

Location: Abingdon, Beijing, Sydney and Wimbledon (Mango)

Staff: 65

What's the lowdown? Last month, Oxfordshire-based Sportsworld bought London outfit Mango. Sportsworld, as its name suggests, is best known for handling sports-based events and hospitality, and the acquisition gives it a stronger foothold in the more traditional C&I market. "We already do a lot of travel and events, but Mango adds creative edge and flair," says group operations director Jess Hunter.

Targeting any sectors? No specific sectors, Hunter says, but a lot more work in the C&I sector generally. Corporates with a links to sport sponsorship - such as financial services - will be of particular relevance though, he adds.

Client list: Includes Samsung, Mastercard and HBOS.

Dream client: "Any imaginative firm looking for options such as a high performance sailing incentive," says Hunter.

Currently pitching for: A financial services firm, a mobile telecoms outfit and a property management group.

Five-year plan: "We want to be the UK's leading event services company," says Hunter. "With Mango, we are well placed to support major sporting events and brands investing in sponsorship."

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