Athlete Futures

We’re very pleased to be supporting UK Sport at the Athlete Futures Roadshows in 2018.

Staged as four half-day events, the Athlete Futures Roadshows give elite athletes the opportunity to discover a wide range of potential career options and connect with businesses, organisations, training providers and educators. Everyone attending is committed to creating opportunities for sports professionals to go on to have successful and fulfilling careers after professional sport, and recognises the unique talents that elite athletes have to offer outside sport. This makes the roadshows a brilliant opportunity for athletes and businesses alike.

Bisham Abbey

Wednesday 16th May, 12pm – 6pm

Loughborough University

Wednesday 23rd May, 12pm – 6pm

University of Bath

Monday 4th June, 12pm – 6pm

National Cycling Centre, Manchester

Wednesday 24th October, 12pm – 6pm


Take a look below to see some of the organisations who have already signed up:

Attending: Bisham Abbey Loughborough

(Co-sponsoring with Ablestoke are a financial advice firm who provide financial coaching and planning advice for investments, mortgages, insurance, retirement and beyond.  Providing service by establishing long term relationships with clients, Ablestoke advisers review the financial position, needs and objectives of clients on a regular basis, ensuring that the advice given is always current and appropriate.

Attending: Bisham Abbey Loughborough

The Financial Adviser School (FAS) provides training on the qualifications needed to become a Financial Adviser.  Providing structured training through weekly virtual classrooms and face to face skills training, the programme takes 58 weeks to get you qualified as a financial planner.  After 26 weeks, you’re a qualified mortgage adviser.

Attending: Bisham Abbey Loughborough Manchester

At Knightsbridge Trading Academy, our aim is to develop the trading skills of our students by equipping them with the latest strategies and technology. Our programmes will help you learn to earn from the elite traders, CISI accredited tutors, brokers and financial analysts in the industry, who have worked for some of the most prestigious financial institutions in the world. Our tutors have a combined experience of over 75 working years in the financial sector. Their mission is to improve clients’ understanding of trading and investing, along with their general understanding of financial markets.

Attending: Bath Bisham Abbey Loughborough Manchester

For more than 50 years, the name of Pertemps has been synonymous with permanent and temporary recruitment. Starting off life as an independent family run business in 1961, Pertemps has grown to become one of the largest providers of staffing solutions in the UK.

Constance Watts opened the first branch in Birmingham over 55 years ago. To this day, Pertemps is still a family run business, with Constance’s son, Tim Watts, running the company as CEO.

We were named in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the twelfth consecutive year in 2018, so we know our employees are happy working with us.

Attending: Bisham Abbey

Sir Alec Reed opened the first REED office in Hounslow, West London on 7th May 1960. In the early 1960s, he pioneered specialist recruitment services, a move which fundamentally changed the UK recruitment market.

Today, REED is the UK’s best-known name in recruitment and a market-leader, thanks to our massive online presence from as well as our UK-wide network of Reed Specialist Recruitment offices.

REED are committed to Corporate Social Responsibility with 18% of profits being distributed to charitable causes through the Reed Foundation, and Reed in Partnership supporting the long-term unemployed back into work.

Attending: Bath Bisham Abbey Loughborough Manchester

St. James’s Place Wealth Management was founded in 1991 and is now a FTSE 100 company, with over £90 billion of client funds under management. We provide highly personalised face-to-face wealth management services to individuals, trustees and businesses.

Attending: Bath Bisham Abbey

For almost ten years, Trading College has helped their students achieve their goal of successfully trading the financial markets. Offering a range of online and classroom courses for complete beginners to advanced traders.  Trading College also develop trading software to compliment their students’ learning. With fantastic student results, live trading and transparency, Trading College are leading the way in financial trading education.


Attending: Bath Loughborough

On the face of it, Aldi is a quirky, down-to-earth supermarket, providing its customers with great quality at discount prices. Take a look at the bigger picture and it’s quite breath-taking. We’re one of the most impressive retailers in the global business market today; a supermarket that’s getting it right. We’re winning all kinds of awards and new stores are springing up all over the UK and Ireland. Combine this with over 9,000 stores worldwide – and continuing expansion throughout Europe, North America and Australia – and you’ll see why it’s an incredibly exciting time to join us.

Attending: Bisham Abbey

We’re one of the UK’s leading and fastest-growing providers of IT services, and every day our teams work with thousands of customers across the country. Our core values are about being Responsible, Passionate, Intelligent and Fun, and we truly embody these in everything we do, creating a fantastic working environment. Proving a fulfilled and motivated workforce makes for very satisfied customers.

Attending: Manchester

Ultimate Performance was founded for one simple reason. We wanted to create the most effective method of personal training.

We eat, sleep and breathe health and fitness. We are on call 24/7.

We travel all over the world to learn from the best of the best. This shows in the spectacular results we achieve for our clients and for ourselves.

We are constantly driven by the incredible sense of fulfilment we feel when we help someone achieve their goals – no matter if they’re an elite athlete or a middle-aged housewife. We believe that anyone can positively change themselves and their bodies, and we will move heaven and earth to ensure that each and every person who enters our premises leaves feeling happier, more confident, and healthier; that is why we are the only global Personal Training business in the world.

Attending: Bisham Abbey

Why Arcadis? We’re hard to pin down as a business. But while our work spans many disciplines – from consultancy to engineering and architecture to cost management, it’s united under a common vision. We see people where others see projects, and we recognise that when we design environments we impact lives. We’re here to show the magnitude of that opportunity to the world. To bring it to life for our clients and the customers they serve.

Attending: Bisham Abbey

Hilti is a global leader, headquartered in Schaan, Liechtenstein and present in more than 120 countries on five continents with 27,000 team members. We provide leading-edge technology to the global construction industry. Hilti products, systems and services offer the construction professional innovative solutions with outstanding added value.

Times Top 100 Best Companies To Work For – #23 in 2018 (placed 12 consecutive years)
Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe – #7 in 2017


Attending: Bisham Abbey

The Open University has almost 50 years’ experience of training and education and offers Management Apprenticeships, Degrees and Post-Graduate opportunities in a range of subjects studied flexibly at a distance to suit your own schedule. A number of Olympic and professional sports people already study online with us since it allows their training to continue alongside their studies. Some of our more popular subjects include: Psychology, a range of Sciences, Business, Management and Sport and Fitness.

Attending: Bath Bisham Abbey Loughborough Manchester

With over 50 years combined experience in developing leading health and fitness professionals, Premier Global NASM provides highly respected certification programmes under the guidance of the world’s top sports scientists. All qualifications are nationally accredited through Active IQ and are fully recognised by employers CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) and REP’s (Register of Exercise Professionals). Our students go on to work in the best gyms and become renowned private personal trainers, nutrition and fitness coaches, they train professional sports teams and have forged successful careers and enterprises throughout the entire health & wellness industry.


Attending: Bath Bisham Abbey Loughborough Manchester

At FutureSmart we don’t just help our clients identify the road ahead, we partner them on every step of the journey; from initially interviewing to identifying transferable skills and mapping them to potential careers. We negotiate with universities employers, professional bodies and recruiters to secure the correct academic or professional pathway, alongside developing a portfolio of relevant learning for the client’s life ahead. They will be provided with a bespoke programme and academic support to develop effective critical reading, writing, and thinking skills alongside our 1-2-1 coaching for personal and professional development. All programmes will be wrapped around the demands of their present role.

Whatever challenges our clients might encounter, FutureSmart is there to support them and provide the best possible platform to prepare for and launch their next career.

Attending: Bisham Abbey Loughborough

In 1994, David Howden founded an insurance broker with just three people and no clients. Today, Hyperion is an international insurance group with more than 3,800 people in 38 countries working in our broking and underwriting agency businesses: Howden, RKH Specialty and DUAL.

Employee ownership is at the heart of our organisation helping us to attract the brightest talent. Our entrepreneurial approach promotes innovation, integrity and a constant focus on delivering the best solutions for our clients.

RKH Specialty is the London Market’s largest independent specialty broker. They create unique risk solutions, programmes and facilities across a wide range of industries and risk classes, placing complex risks for some of the world’s largest companies.

RKH Specialty

RKH Specialty is one of the world’s largest specialty insurance brokers. We are based in London and have offices in Singapore, Dubai, Miami, Bermuda and Hong Kong. Our clients include multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments.

Specialty lines insurance deals with complex and unusual risks which require the creation of bespoke policies. This is a fascinating area of insurance and our development programme offers you a real opportunity to develop a rewarding, long-term career.


Attending: Bath

Divento Financials Ltd. was formed in 2008, with the management team behind the company each having over twenty years market experience.

Divento is a dynamic, forward-thinking trading company based within Tower 42 – in the heart of the square mile. Operating as a core team of experienced, proven traders, we specialise in trading Futures and Options across all financial asset classes. Divento has remained successful throughout all market conditions, due to our in-depth knowledge, market expertise and desire to continuously strive forward.

We are committed to providing cutting edge technology with access to the world’s leading exchanges and an environment within which traders thrive.  This infrastructure, coupled with the ongoing support of our management team, provides the professional trader with the best possible platform to build a successful trading career.

Attending: Bath Loughborough Manchester

BlackRock is a global investment firm, trusted to manage more assets than any other. Its clients are companies, governments, foundations, and millions of individuals saving for retirement, their children’s educations, and a better life. BlackRock is passionate about providing products and services that can help them build a strong financial future. BlackRock employees from around the globe are students of the market and students of technology, respectfully anti-bureaucratic, and innovative at the core.

Attending: Manchester

Barn Door UK is an award-winning online platform designed to support sports stars both during and post career by connecting them with entrepreneurs, companies and brands to provide new business and active commercial opportunities which have the potential to personally involve them. With over 200 sports signed up across 26 different sports, along with close to 100 business opportunities across a range of different sectors; Barn Door aims to help athletes utilise their time, image and/or financial resource to prepare for life beyond sport.

Attending: Manchester

PTQ4Less offer Personal Trainer Courses that are designed to fit around your lifestyle. Our Level 2 and Level 3 REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) Accredited Weekend Delivery and Online courses allow you to learn and become qualified without quitting your current job or studies.

At Xercise4Less, we now have 50 Gyms across the UK and employ all of our personal trainers. As such, we guarantee all of our graduates an interview in their chosen Gym giving them a clear opportunity to enter the industry.

We offer all this as a competitive price with monthly payment plans available.

Attending: Bath Bisham Abbey Loughborough Manchester

De Montfort University is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation. The Leicester Castle Business School (LCBS) sits right at its heart, offering opportunities to students who want to stand out in the international employment market, including in the sport industry.

Our students are encouraged to challenge convention and are given the opportunities and tools to think, create and inspire. Our academics have extensive experience in the sport industry which the draw upon to provide leadership and mentoring to students.

Based in Leicester, the campus is easily accessible by train and motorway.

Attending: Bath Bisham Abbey Loughborough Manchester

Ranked in the top 70 universities world-wide , the University of Nottingham offers an outstanding international education. Our vibrant community of over 33,000 students study across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with more than 300 different options available across all disciplines. Sport is a huge part of life in Nottingham, we’re currently ranked 4th out over 180 institutions in the British Universities and Colleges’ Sport rankings and have invested over £50 million in our facilities over the last decade. We offer competitive scholarships to elite athletes of up to £12,000 allowing you to combine a world-class education with competing at the top level of your chosen sport.

Attending: Bisham Abbey

Solent University is a dynamic and ambitious international university, spanning business and law, the creative industries, engineering and technology, maritime, media, sport and tourism. The university has invested extensively in facilities and buildings, due for completion in 2020. Home to one of the world’s leading maritime training academies, the university is also highly regarded as one of the most creative universities by its students.

Solent University awards sport scholarships each year to top level athletes who strive for academic success alongside their sporting careers. Anyone with a proven history of success and a desire to continue developing their sport is encouraged to apply.

Attending: Bath Bisham Abbey Loughborough Manchester

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines. It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. The University is also ranked in the top 10 of every national league table.

Loughborough University also has a London campus based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking.

Attending: Bath Bisham Abbey

Our academies run during the school holidays at outstanding venues across the south of England for children aged 9 – 14 years. Our mission is to deliver high quality, progressive courses designed to improve players and inspire them both in relation to their chosen sport and life in general. Our Star Coaches put their name to an Academy, attending for one of the days and delivering a masterclass to every group as well as a Q&A. The children benefit hugely from the Star Coach involvement and love gaining an insight into what it takes to perform at the highest level. We are a growing company and currently run Athletics, Cricket, Dance, Golf, Hockey, Netball and Rugby Academies with the aspiration to offer more sports in the future.

Attending: Bath Loughborough

UCFB is a world first in higher education, delivering university degrees in the football and sports industry from iconic campuses that have Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart.

Students are central to everything we do and our personal approach is what sets us apart from other higher education institutions.

Our unique degrees combined with unrivalled academic and pastoral support and Employability & Enrichment programme ensure our students develop into confident and accomplished professionals, ready to make an instant impact in the industry upon graduation.

Attending: Bisham Abbey

Lane4 are experts in people performance. They work globally with organisations to help individuals and teams fulfil their potential and build sustainable competitive advantage.   The company and its award-winning work is underpinned by extensive research and expertise in field of performance psychology as well as tried and tested methodologies.

Co-founded in 1995 by Olympic Gold Medallist swimmer Adrian Moorhouse, Lane4 isn’t an ordinary organisation. We expect extraordinary things and we help people to deliver exceptional results. We understand how to apply the psychology of performance and our purpose to build winning organisations and improve people’s working lives keeps us motivated every day

Attending: Bath Bisham Abbey Loughborough Manchester

At THE GRIT we vitalise an athlete’s self-belief, passion and perseverance, guiding and nurturing individual talent and honed discipline.

THE GRIT is more than a collection of modules. THE GRIT is a long term reinforced support network, it is about creating and utilising professional networks in the process of ensuring each and every athlete is able to clearly identify their opportunities, transfer their skills and evolve their unique abilities to embrace new challenges and thrive.


Attending: Loughborough

RBC is one of the highest rated, best capitalized and most trusted banks globally, with a prudent approach to risk management and a high quality, liquid balance sheet. We have a significant presence in Europe, which provides us with the strength and flexibility needed to fully support our clients and employees in the region.


Attending: Manchester

Joining the British Army, you’ll get much more from life than you ever would with a civilian career – you’ll have the opportunity to do something that really matters, with a team that are like family to you. The sense of belonging in the Army is next level: when you’ve trained with each other and overcome new challenges you build bonds that last a lifetime, and see you through whatever life throws at you – on and off the battlefield. Find where you belong. Join the British Army

Attending: Bath

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world.

At Arup you’ll find a community of talented people, who know their best work is always ahead of them. Our independent mindedness began with our founder, the engineer and philosopher Ove Arup.

Wherever you are in your career, we welcome creative and curious minds.

Attending: Loughborough

Here at Morgan Hunt we simplify recruitment. We reward and recognise success. We’re a recruitment company with an award-winning CSR initiative and Best Companies 2-star status which represents outstanding levels of staff engagement as voted for by our people.

We are recruiting for recruitment consultants, a truly rewarding career where we encourage a meritocratic environment. Recruitment is a fantastic career for anyone who is looking to see the results of their hard work, that enjoys dealing with people.

Attending: Manchester

Established in 1981 with a single store in the North West of England, JD Sports Fashion PLC is the leading Multi-Channel Retailer of Sports and Fashion as well as Outdoor brands in the UK, Europe and Asia. The Group has over 1400 Stores across a number of territories including the UK, France, Germany, Holland, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Malaysia, South Korea and Australia. JD are proud of the fact that it always provides it’s consumers with the latest products from the best brands! The JD Group embraces the latest Online and In-Store digital technology providing JD with a solid Multi-Channel and International platform for growth!

Attending: Manchester

Bruntwood is a family-owned commercial real estate company, whose goal is to create the right places for people to succeed.

Every place, company and person has the potential to grow – they just need to be given the right opportunity. We focus on creating environments for businesses to thrive. We develop and manage our buildings, with a single-minded focus on the needs of our customers: if it doesn’t work for them, then it doesn’t work for us.

In addition, a percentage of our profits are invested into community and charitable endeavours that make a real difference to people’s lives.