About us

Sporting Assets is a mission-led social enterprise, working to support, sustain and grow healthy and resilient communities with sport and physical activity at their heart.

Through our advisory services and investments, we empower local communities to develop their community assets, create new enterprises and deliver greater impact. Sporting Assets is part of The Finance For Sustainability Group, a group of social enterprises that manage and advise on impact investment projects across sport, the environment, arts and heritage.

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Why we exist

Sport and physical activity create significant value for individuals and communities. It delivers physical and mental wellbeing benefits to our lives, and also uniquely brings communities together, creating stronger and safer places and delivering wider economic benefits.

While it already delivers positive outcomes, the sector could do so much more. It needs a supportive and challenging infrastructure to reach its potential and to deliver impact at greater scale, and we know that finance is a powerful tool to make this happen. This is why Sporting Assets exists. Our investments create more sustainable and impactful community sport enterprises. Our advisory work provides the tools to help ensure organisations have the capability and capacity to deliver.

Ours is a unique proposition, as an advisor to, and investor in, the community sport, community leisure and physical activity sector. And we have an impressive track record of results that work in real world, not just in theory.

What we do

Sporting Assets provide a range of advisory and funding services across the community sport, community leisure and physical activity sectors.

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Guidance and support

We provide strategic guidance and support to sector bodies, developing tools, strategies, and resources to help them and their networks develop, diversify income, and improve sustainability.

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Business and sports development

We provide a comprehensive package of enterprise and facility development services to support impactful projects, including feasibility studies, business planning, and financial modelling, to wider capacity and capability building. We work with partners to design and deliver capacity building programmes for cohorts of organisations to deliver support at scale, as well as individual projects.

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Fund development, design and management

We provide a range of research, investment, cost modelling, structuring, strategy, and fund delivery services, working with partners and investors. We can take clients on the full impact investment journey, from concept through to development, investment, delivery, and exit.

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Sector-based strategic advice

We work with impact driven investors to share our experience and understand their needs, to develop products in partnership that work for investor and the sector.

250

Over the last 10 years we have supported over 250 projects with advice or investment.

£500m

We have designed over £500 million of impact investment structures, and manage the only dedicated impact investment funds for the sector.

51%

We are a mission driven social enterprise, with 51% of profits being recycled in on-mission activities and investments.

Who we work with

We work in partnership with a range of sector bodies including Sport England, National Governing Bodies, Active Partnerships, Local Authorities (local and national government) and large infrastructure charities such as The Football Foundation and London Marathon Foundation.

Our funds have been established in conjunction with a range of partners and funders, including The Growth Fund (a partnership between The National Lottery Community Fund and Big Society Capital, delivered by Access through a range of social investors), Big Society Capital and Bank Workers Charity.

Our team

Richard Speak
Founding Director

Richard founded Sporting Assets in 2013 as part of the Finance For Sustainability group, a collective of leading social and environmental impact investment advisors and fund managers.

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Pete Maguire
Managing Director

Pete is Managing Director at Sporting Assets. He joined in 2016, enabling him to combine his passion for sport and social enterprise with his strong financial and business background, and since then has worked across all areas of the business.

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Paul Ebied
Director and Investment Manager

Paul is a Company Director, and is the Investment Manager for Club Capital, our social investment fund for gymnastics.

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Tom Hall
Founding Director

Tom is a Founding Director of Sporting Assets. Tom was instrumental in the initial development of Sporting Assets and delivered a number of pathfinder projects that laid the foundations for the ongoing growth of the enterprise.

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Nathan Elstub
Chair

Nathan became Chair of Sporting Assets in 2023 and has been a member of the Investment Committee of the Sporting Capital Fund since 2017

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Amy Frith
Senior Consultant

Amy is a Senior Consultant within our advisory team. She has over 15 years’ experience working in the sports sector having previously worked at Badminton England and England Athletics.

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Anna Quick
Senior Consultant

Anna is a Senior Consultant within our Advisory Team and is currently leading on the initial delivery of the capability and capacity building programme of support for Volunteer it Yourself partner clubs.

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Dylan Evans
Head of Advisory

Dylan leads our Advisory Team in designing and implementing our capacity building support programmes for community sports organisations.

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Eleri Owen
Investment Manager

Eleri is an Investment Manager within our Investment Team and currently manages the development of new impact investment funds.

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James Mathie
Senior Consultant

James is a Senior Consultant within our Advisory Team and currently leads on providing support to sports and leisure projects applying to the Government’s £150m Community Ownership Fund.

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Joseph Carim
Investment Associate

Joseph is an Investment Associate within our Investment Team, and assists with the management of Club Capital’s social investment portfolio which supports the expansion of community gymnastics participation.

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Jemma Leathley
Investment Manager

Jemma is an Investment Manager within our Investment Team. She manages Sporting Capital, our social investment fund, which to date has invested £3m into community sport organisations, charities and sports facilities.

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Work with us

To discuss a project, idea or partnership opportunity contact us.


+44 (0)20 3637 2924

Head office: W106 Vox Studios,
1-45 Durham Street, London SE11 5JH

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Careers

Sporting Assets is always on the lookout for mission-driven, motivated individuals to join our team.

We post our open vacancies on our careers page and encourage those who are interested in working with us to get in touch.

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