Carly’s Mission

The Sport Business is working with para-athlete Carly Tait as she prepares for the most important phase of her career.

The T34 wheelchair racer from Wythenshawe is gearing up for the World Para-Athletic20170329_140356 Championships in London, which start on July 14. Carly competed for Great Britain at the Rio Olympics in the summer of 2016 after her employer the Co Op granted her paid leave to concentrate on achieving her goal.

Carly was a self-confessed coach potato who took up sport after being inspired by the London 2012 Game. She’s now helping to get her positive message across to schoolchildren and other organisations as  a Co Op ambassador – a role we’re assisting with.

May 9th, 2017|

Sport For Inclusion…

Sport For Inclusion...The EU and the Turkish Government are co-financing a project in South East Turkey which utilises the power of sport to bring communities together.  The work shows how sport can be used to achieve a range of educational and economic goals (

The Sport Business director Paul Smith has been involved in the project since 2013 as a Senior Consultant. He has developed a number of practical programmes for young people which improve employability and communication skills.

“These programmes have now been delivered to more than 4,000 young people and more than 400 people have been trained as trainers.” said Team Leader Anders Lonnqvist. “Early results indicate that more than 30% of those on the employability workshop had secured a job within 6 months which is extremely encouraging”

Paul is working with the project team and the local stakeholders to develop a Sustainability Strategy for the project.  The work will be carried out throughout April and May and will be presented at the closing conference in Ankara.

April 28th, 2016|

Pupils’ World Cup Link Up

Pupils at a Manchester school took part in a unique World Cup question and answer session with members of the England Women’s football team.Jun 12 Continental Tyres
More than 300 children from Parrs Wood High in Didsbury took part in the event – hosted by The Sport Business director Dom McGuinness – on the eve of the start of the tournament in Canada.
Chelsea’s top goal-scorer Eniola Aluko, Manchester City striker Toni Duggan and Birmingham City winger Karen Carney spoke of their experiences, via live video link to their training camp in Toronto.

The three forwards were all a part of the #RoadToCanada campaign, supported by Continental Tyres.

June 12th, 2015|