Specialist recruitment across marketing, communications, digital and design

Our expertise

We have been working across all aspects of the sports industry since we started in 2008, supporting our clients with hiring the most talented teams across marketing, events, digital, design and communications.  Our clients span creative startups to global sports brands wanting to hire Marketers who will champion their growth. Our experience and reputation means we can source candidates who passionate about the sports industry to allow successful recruitment and retention of key talent. 

Our sports clients are focused on product, performance and price and need to hire candidates who can elevate brand perception. Our team of Consultants are experienced working across all areas of the sports industry and with clients who need to hire marketing teams that will create impact. Spotlight work with a range of clients in all divisions:  

  • Sports Sponsorship
  • Sports Publishing
  • Sports Retail
  • Entertainment
  • Sports Events
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Sports Education
  • SportsTech
  • Fitness
  • Sports Charities
  • Sports Broadcast
  • Leisure Activities

Why Spotlight?

For over 15 years we have supported our sporting clients with recruiting efficiently and effectively. By using our network of over 100,000 followers on LinkedIn alone, our executive search experience and reputation sees us attracting the most talented candidates. 

We focus on the long-term, finding talented candidates who can enhance our sports clients’ brands. Our database is made up of industry-relevant candidates, interviewed and assessed by us which allows us to be agile in responding to urgent briefs. We see continual demand for key digital skills particularly across e-commerce, PPC and SEO and are able to source candidates from the sports sector with niche skill sets in all of these areas. 

Do you need to hire?

Trusted by sports clients to deliver results

Our team of specialist Consultants use their expertise and knowledge of sports industry, to work across the following roles:

  • Head of Marketing
  • Retail Marketing Manager
  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Account Director
  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Designer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing Director
  • Head of Design
  • Communications Manager
  • Events Executive
  • Head of Communications
  • PR Manager
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Content Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Head of Events 
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Project Manager 
  • Website Manager
  • Trade Marketing Manager
  • Channel Marketing Manager
  • Digital Marketing Director
  • Events Manager
  • Performance Marketing
  • CRM Manager
  • Email Marketing
  • Insight Manager
  • Brand Manager

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)

Spotlight are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and work in partnership with our technology clients to ensure they are supported in building an inclusive culture and working environment that focuses on equal opportunities for all. We help our clients identify and address diversity challenges through more inclusive search, and engage with the broadest range of candidates to support diverse talent pools.

We offer support and advice to clients who want to use blind recruitment practices, or learn more about unconscious bias training and are able to offer a range of psychometric testing options to support unbiased assessment of a candidate’s suitability for a role.

Meaningful change takes time and we engage with the broadest range of candidates that will support our clients’ inclusive recruitment goals.

Bespoke recruitment

Spotlight offer advice and insight to our clients on everything from salary benchmarking to the recruitment landscape and we support our candidates at every stage on their journey within the sporting world.

Our goal is to collaborate with our clients, to help you craft a strong candidate experience to attract and retain the most exceptional and diverse marketing teams. By offering permanent, temporary and interim recruitment options for our sports clients, we can recruit flexibly and cost-effectively at all levels for all needs.  

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Why choose us?

500+ happy clients

Since 2008, Spotlight have placed hundreds of talented candidates with clients in all sectors. We aim to exceed expectations and deliver results that will enhance our clients’ businesses.

100,000+ LinkedIn followers

We have an extensive network of marketing, communications, digital and design talent with 100,000+ followers on LinkedIn alone. We are in touch with the right people at the right time.

Recruitment with integrity

Our team are committed to clear communication with both clients and candidates. Our work goes beyond the placement and we believe in transparency and impactful recruitment.

What our clients say

Great news! The candidates you placed are doing well on the website projects and have had a flying start to the role.  Thanks again to Spotlight.


Spotlight were tremendously helpful, and thoroughly enjoyable to deal with throughout the sourcing and interviewing process for a Marketing Manager for GoBoat UK. We now have a great Marketing Manager in post, and I will be coming back to Spotlight for future marketing recruitment needs.


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Talk to our specialist team

We'd love to hear from you and the vision you have for your recruitment.

If you would like to discuss marketing, digital, design or communications recruitment for your business or want to find out more about us and our team, you can reach Spotlight at 020 3008 4254 or email us directly at 

Alternatively, visit our contact us page to share job specs and role details or CVs and information on your job search.

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