Networking Breakfast


The Networking breakfast takes place on Tuesday 12th March from 7.30am to 9.15am and is a great opportunity to connect with colleagues, partners and exhibitors. Exhibitors will also be available during lunch on Tuesday.


Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We are engineers and educators, experts and advocates. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Sustrans works in partnership, bringing people together to find the right solutions. We make the case for walking and cycling by using robust evidence and showing what can be done. We are grounded in communities and believe that grassroots support combined with political leadership drives real change, fast.

Dave Clasby
Partnership Manager East Midlands
Tel: 0115 853 2946 | Mob: 07775 420 998 | Email:

Living Street

We are Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking. We want to create a nation where walking is the natural choice for everyday, local journeys.

Sarah Ellis
Development Coordinator
Tel: 020 7456 9793 | Email:

Intelligent Health

Intelligent Health is an innovative health company with a mission to build active communities.

Created by Dr William Bird MBE, we improve health and activity levels via programmes which include social prescribing, city-wide strategies and Beat the Street.

Our award-winning Beat the Street behaviour change programme has engaged over 950,000 participants in the past six years and is supported by independent evidence of sustained change. Thanks to National Lottery funding from Sport England Beat the Street will receive part funding for delivery in up to 59 towns (in the South West and East Midlands) to reach 655,000 participants. The first four programmes had 62,000 adults and children take part in 4 areas; Swindon, Torbay, Weymouth and Portland and Poole and Purbeck in Autumn 2018. Matched data showed 56% of adults who were inactive when they registered to take part before the game, were lifted into regular activity following the game period. Behaviour change was strongest in the most deprived area. In terms of children, 64% of primary school children actually played the game in the four areas and there was a 16% increase in the number of children reaching 60 minutes a day (un-matched data).

Each Beat the Street is tailored to meet local outcomes and change is embedded by bringing together multi-agency partners. A local steering group identifies current programmes and opportunities which support residents to sustain change. Partners typically include cross-council teams as well as external partners: Public Health, Transport, Education, Health and Leisure, Communications, County Sports Partnerships, community and voluntary services, parks and open spaces. Following the game phase participants receive signposting and social media messaging to maintain their activity levels through.

Katherine Knight
Marketing Director
Tel: +44 (0)7788 611824 | Email:

The Daily Mile

The Daily Mile is 15 minutes of social physical activity, with children running or jogging – at their own pace – in the fresh air with friends. The initiative is free for schools to run, with absolutely no training or paperwork required by teachers. Hoping to broaden the network of Daily Mile schools around the country by connecting with CSP leads who support, or who want to know more, about The Daily Mile. To find out more and book onto the discovery breakfast please contact:

Molly Adkin

Get Active London

An opportunity to learn more about how your CSP can support Open Data and increase the number of listed and bookable activity opportunities throughout your county. Discover how to use the free tool, developed by London Sport, called Open Sessions, which allows activity providers to open their bookable data to Open Data, allowing sessions to be listed on activity finders using Open Data. To find out more and book onto the discovery breakfast please contact.

Pete Meldrum

To support the growth of apprenticeships within County Sport Partnerships we recognise the importance of working with organisations to develop a suitable apprenticeship and training provision. We look to support our clients with all their needs by offering a one-stop shop of apprenticeship options including coaching, sports development, digital marketing, leadership and management and business administration. We will work with any employer to create a tailored delivery model that fits the standard/framework requirements and also meets the needs of the employer and apprentice. As a training provider we would;

  • Select the apprenticeship which is right for your organisation
  • Explain how apprenticeships could work for you with costings as well as identifying any available funding
  • Assist you to recruit an apprentice or support your existing staff into apprenticeships
  • Manage the training and evaluation of your apprentices
  • Ensure that national quality standards are met and the needs of your apprentice are understood and incorporated into their training

Wider than apprenticeships, we currently run Clubmark on behalf of Sport England and support organisations in lots of ways through providing guidance on research & insight, governance, strategy, marketing, workforce development and much more.

To get in touch contact:

Natalie Davis
Tel: +44 (0)7917 388170 | Email:

Shift Together

At Shift, we’re committed to improving health and wellbeing through the power of physical activity. We know that creating a culture shift requires new ways of working, thinking, behaving and relating to each other which means doing things differently.

That’s why we’ve developed Mindshift – a collection of learning and development tools, techniques, models and practices to help you adapt the way you think, behave and work, as well as influencing others around you to create meaningful change at every level in the system.

It’s a culmination of all the things we’ve found helpful over the past few years, bundled up into manageable portions to enable transformation and growth and ultimately to be the best we can be – together.

Andrea Kemp
Tel: +44 (0)7917 634153 | Email:

Sport for Development Coalition

The Coalition is a movement of Sport for Development organisations based across the UK and Ireland who speak with a united voice and passion. All Coalition members believe in the power of sport and physical activity to act as effective tools for intervention when generating positive social outcomes.

The Coalition aims to provide evidence of this, especially to other sectors – such as health, crime reduction or education – and to funders or investors seeking more efficient solutions for society’s biggest problems. The Coalition is managed by Sarah Mortiboys who was appointed to the role in June 2018, and it is funded and supported by Sport England, Comic Relief and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Contact Sarah via email, LinkedIn or Twitter:

Sarah Mortiboys

Public Health England and Sport England lead the national Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme which consist of a number or workstreams with the common aim of increasing the knowledge and skills, and changing the clinical practice of NHS healthcare professionals to embed physical activity within routine clinical care. CSPs have already been playing a key role in the Clinical Champions workstream, supporting promotion of the programme and contributing to training sessions regarding local physical activity opportunities, with the national network of Champions having trained over 22,000 healthcare professionals. Join us at our table for breakfast and we will provide the opportunity for CSP colleagues to find out about the next phase of the Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme, as well as discuss more widely how you are engaging in emerging opportunities (e.g. social prescribing).

Dr Mike Brannan
National Lead for Physical Activity
Tel: 020 765 48405 | Mob: 0771 010 4350 | Email: 

Sport England have funded CIMSPA to undertake an independent research and consultation project on the appropriate level of registration and regulation in England to support qualified and competent professionals in the sports and physical activity workforce. This consultation comes on the back of the outcomes revealed in the Duty of Care in Sport Review carried out in 2017 by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson which outlined a clear desire, at a parliamentary level, that opportunities to be physically active and play sport are presented to the public in a safe and consistent way.

To date we have spoken to around 50 key individuals/organisations and we would like to give an update the CSPN on the initial finding of the sport and physical activity sector’s workforce registration and regulation consultation project and feed into the consultation.

There is a wider consultation taking place in March with 6 workshops taking place across the England with currently around 200 people already booked on (see dates below) and in April a questionnaire aimed at 2000 individual members of the workforce and 2000 members of the general public will go live.

Spencer Moore
Tel: 07881 275307| Email:

Matt is the new Head of Business Development for CSPN and is in the process of creating a strategy for the network to build on the good practice already in place and create new opportunities.  As part of this work Matt is engaging with CSPs and key stakeholders to build a picture of business development at both local and national level and to understand what support would be helpful for individual CSPs.  The networking breakfast is a good chance for CSPs to join discussions on business development, shape the strategy moving forwards and to arrange a date for Matt to visit your CSP for a more detailed meeting.

Matt Liggins
Tel: 07852 391 536 | Email:

Don’t fear risks, we’ve got you covered.

Our team of insurance specialists provides insurance and risk management services to over 300 National Associations, and more than 5 million individual participants. We work closely with our clients to support them in ensuring their sport or recreation activity is both safe and fun for all participants, from grassroots to elite level.

Kate Awmack
Tel: +44 (0)121 698 8002 | Email:

Microtrading is the leading IT support service provider to the UK’s sports and recreation industry, working for several County Sports Partnerships including; Active Berkshire, Active Oxfordshire, Active Partners Trust and Energise Me.

Over the past 20 years of working within this sector, Microtrading has gained unrivalled experience and expertise in delivering IT support and services that truly make a difference to your organisation and the way it operates.

Microtrading will be attending the upcoming CSP Network Convention on the 11th and 12th of March, in Nottingham. We will be running our phishing competition with the chance of winning an amazing Microsoft Surface Go worth over £300.  Come to see us at our stand and all you have to do to be in is to take part in our short phishing quiz on the day.

On the second day of the event we will be hosting a table at the Networking Breakfast to answer any of your questions regarding your IT requirements and strategy, including:

  • Cloud computing and hosting services
  • IT security
  • Hardware and software
  • Consultancy and training
  • Fully managed IT support

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Special discounts are provided to CSP Network members.

Andrew McLellan
Tel: 0121 784 0077 | Email:

StreetGames is an anti-poverty charity that harnesses the power of sport and physical activity create positive change in the lives of young people from lower socio-economic groups, their families and their communities, right across the UK. The work that we do helps those people and communities to be healthier, safer and more successful. Since 2007, we’ve helped half a million young people to develop an active lifestyle. We work with a Network of over 750 locally trusted organisations that deliver sport in the heart of disadvantaged communities.

Join us at our table at the Networking Breakfast where we are keen to talk to CSPs about our Workforce offer, including our Training Academy courses that have helped over 30,000 learners since 2010 and our work on apprenticeships. We are also keen to discuss partnerships with health and community safety.

Mark Lawrie
Tel: 07908 237811 | Email:

Hannah Crane

The London Marathon Charitable Trust’s vision is a society in which everyone is physically active, contributing to their health and wellbeing.

The Trust provides funding to inspire thousands of children and adults across the UK to be active for life.

Our current priorities are to maintain and increase participation in physical activity by:

    • Improving facilities in our core areas of London and Surrey to encourage and support all members of the local community to become and remain physically active.
    • Supporting ambitious projects across the UK that will challenge inequality of access to physical activity and deliver the greatest possible impact for our target audiences: children and young people and groups we know are less likely to be active, such as women and girls, BAME communities, people from lower socio-economic groups, older people and people with a disability.

Since its founding in 1981, The Trust has awarded in excess of £77 million to more than 1,300 projects in London and beyond.

Sarah Ridley
Tel: +44 (0)7787 464 745 | Email:


At Energy Lab, we are convinced that both a healthy mind and healthy body are required to get the best out of your employees. This is why we guide companies to work towards a sustainable health policy that is relevant for your population and has lasting impact.

We primarily do this through a fully branded digital platform upon which we run campaigns and challenges. We also offer our ‘Ambassador Track’ which takes a group of employees on a life-changing journey towards a marquee final event such as a marathon or triathlon.

Come to our stand to find out more on how we energise teams around the world.

Syed Uddin
U.K. Lead, Energy Lab
Tel: +44 (0)7427 657894 | Email:

Uk Coaching

Join UK Coaching at the networking breakfast to have a chat or catch up. We can share our vision and approach for the future and chat about how we want to work collaboratively linked into your workforce investment plans (from specialist populations to increasing core market activity). We are progressing a number of key areas we would be happy to talk through:

    • Workforce Principles – a simple set of 6 principles all about people. We can share our work to date including our online tool and plans for the future.
    • Connecting Coaching with excellent Learning and Development. We can talk about our new learning and development platform launching soon.
    • UK Coaching Conference for 2019 – How CSPs can get involved in this.

Nicola White
Development Lead Officer (Workforce) 

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