The People Behind Sports Funding


We have built up an expert team of bid writers to support clubs and communities in their applications –
with over 30 years of combined experience – we are the UK’s leading support bid team.

Carl Southcoat

BA Hons MA
Carl has been with the company for 4yrs he is a hugely experienced bid writer with extensive experience in the public sector, including the English FA. He leads on all Facility based bids and the development of Business Plans for sports facilities. Carl is also responsible for the day to day running of the business alongside Our Operations Manager Stephanie.

Stephanie Blake

Operations Manager
Stephanie has been with company for 3 years, she will be your first point of contact; she coordinates all the projects and ensure that your bid is assigned to the right team member.

She has excellent knowledge of funders and supports the compilation of bid files for submission.


Sue Walker

BA (Hons)
Sue has been with the company for 4 years with extensive experience in both the Public and Private Sector bids.

She has had many with roles in major funding programmes and heading up fundraising teams for major charities in the UK.


Lindsey Illingworth

Public Sector Bids
Lindsey has been with the company for 3 years and has masses of experience as data analyst within UK Government. Her skills as an analysist and researcher support evidence bases for larger facility and revenue bids.

Lindsey is able to support your bid from the start right through to completion.


Jay Rowley

Grants and Bids
With Jay Rowley  has been with us for 3 years He has years of experience within the sports and leisure industry.

Jay is responsible for a variety of funding tasks, from writing small grant bids to supporting large facility bids coordinated by Carl.


Richard Squires

CEO, co-fouunder
Richard has been with the company for 2 years. Richard has a sports degree and has excellent knowledge of the sports sector.

Richard works on the smaller bids from start to finish and supports the team with larger bids too