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Job Role

Director

Organisation

The Sports Consultancy

Biography

Marc joined in February 2015 to spearhead our developing Rights Marketing department. Marc has since built up the TSC rights holder representation offering, winning contracts from UK Athletics, London 2017 World Athletics Championships, The IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships Birmingham 2018, The European Indoor Athletics Championships Glasgow 2019, Team GB, The NEC Group, UCI Road World Cycling Championships Yorkshire 2019 and The FEI amongst several blue chip Federations, Teams and Events. Marc and his TSC team have recently packaged up and brought in multi year sponsors for these Properties such as Muller, Co-op Bank, Co-op Supermarkets, BP, Strathmore ( AG Barr) Baxters, and many others.

Following a successful career in media sales management for blue chip Magazine Groups, a move to The Millennium Dome ( NMEC) in 1998 took Marc into the world of sponsorship. From there Marc joined Alan Pascoe’s Fasttrack in 2000 and built a team successfully selling a range of exclusive UK Olympic Sport rights, headed by UK Athletics. Marc also led on raising record breaking National Partner revenues for a string of International Athletics and Swimming Championships staged in the UK. Marc also brought in the multi year title deal of Balfour Beatty for The London Youth Games, Europe’s largest Youth multi sport event, as well as Thames Water as title sponsor of their annual Regatta. Marc moved in Jan 2011 to join SMAM ( Sports Marketing and Management) to spearhead, alongside the SMAM CEO, all the sponsor sales for The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, embedded in the Organising Committee and bringing in almost 50 national and global commercial partners to exceed the OC target.

Marc also served, in his spare time, as a Wandsworth Councillor for two four year terms until 2010, and fought Central Ayrshire, Scotland as a Parliamentary Candidate in the May 2015 UK General Election. He is Vice Chair of London Youth Games as well as a Non Exec Board Member of The British Athletics Supporters Club.

Marc served as a (non- exec) board member of GB Taekwondo during the key Olympic period 2010- 2013, which saw the sport achieve Gold in London.