New Role at UCLAN…

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

Our director Dom McGuinness has been appointed ‘Practitioner in Residence’ for Sports Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire.DominicMcGuinness_thumb

Dom is helping develop projects for the BA and MA programmes at UCLAN. The role focuses on employability skills, forging industry links and mentoring.

March 5th, 2015|

Sports Reporter Academy…


Wed, 18 Feb 2015

The Sport Business has joined forces with Salford City College to oversee its Sports Reporters’ Academy. salford_city_college_thumb1_thumb

The college has five campuses throughout the city and was recently awarded a prestigious Beacon Award – an education ‘Oscar’ for work with sport in the curriculum.

We will be using our experience and industry contacts to help develop students’ practical sports journalism skills, along with providing media and communication training for elite athletes at the college.

The Sport Business joins other partners including: Manchester United Foundation, Salford City Football Club, Manchester FA, North West English Boxing, Amir Khan’s Gloves Community Centre, the Steve Davis ‘Cue Zone into Schools’ programme and Swinton Lions RLFC.

February 18th, 2015|

Work In Progress…


Thu, 08 Jan 2015

Work is now underway at Marple Cricket Club as it begins a major renovation of its existing clubhouse.

The project – which is funded by the ECB, Sport England and the club – will build new ground floor changing facilities for players and officials which conform to ECB requirement,  as well as carrying out significant improvements to  community facilities. 140edit_thumb

The project will support the club to improve the quality of cricket it provides for its members and players as well for the local schools it works with.  It will also support the club to achieve a long term objective to grow its role in the community, providing a venue within which it can expand its current indoor sports activities.

The Sport Business has worked with the club, its partners and the ECB, to develop the project and ensure that it met the needs of the wide variety of users as well as to secure the significant funding required.  We are continuing to work with them in securing additional funding for facility and club improvements.

January 8th, 2015|