Slingshot Sponsorship wins SME News’ most innovative sponsorship agency award for 2018. 27th November, 2018

Slingshot Sponsorship wins SME News’ most innovative sponsorship agency award for 2018.


London, UK, 27/11/18 – Slingshot Sponsorship, a strategic sponsorship agency, has today been named 2018’s most innovative sponsorship agency by SME News as part of their Business Elite Programme.

SME News (a brand of AI Global Media) is a quarterly publication which draws on a UK wide network of industry insiders to provide CEO’s, leaders and decision makers with cutting edge features, the latest news and industry deals.

The awards programme, strives to showcase the talent, hard work and commitment of SME firms from a vast array of industries across the UK. Its Business Elite program is formulated on the back of months of qualitative and quantitative research to ensure that its awards are a true representation of the very best that the SME environment has to offer. This tried and tested method ensures that each and every award is given on a strictly a merit basis,

Kieran Morris, Director of Slingshot Sponsorship stated: “We are extremely proud to win this award from SME News. We have had a great year creating and evaluating sponsorship opportunities for our clients including Extreme Tech Challenge, London New Year’s Day Parade, NOW TV and Southbank Wintertime Festival. Winning this award has topped a great year and we can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!”

To see the full list of winners, click here.

About Slingshot Sponsorship

Slingshot Sponsorship is an innovative strategic sponsorship agency based in Central London with offices around the world.  Slingshot works across all industry sectors to help organisations identify, create and optimise assets so they become engaging marketing opportunities for brands to partner with.  Clients include diverse verticals such as publishing, events, music artist rights, award programmes, music festivals, business conferences, sports teams and charities – all with a desire of pushing the boundaries in traditional sponsorship.

For comments and information, please contact:

Kieran Morris, Director, Slingshot Sponsorship

Telephone: +44 (0)7527 784019

Email: [email protected]

Billetto joins with Slingshot Sponsorship to develop digital sponsorship for event owners 27th January, 2016

Billetto, the ticketing platform has joined forces with Slingshot Sponsorship to develop an innovative activation platform for its event owners to connect with their fans.

The rich data Billetto has on each of its attendees is much sought-after by event owners wanting to engage with specific audiences based on lifestyle segmentation and with access to over 35,000 events across the UK, and an active email database of 250,000, the pickings are ripe for Billetto’s partner brands.

With access never before available with such ease, brands will now be able to hone into very niche audiences using demographics in addition to interest segments such as culture, music, sport and creative.
“Our USP as a data provider is that we can offer a model where the client only pays for the specific data they need, so if they are targeting a very small audience of 35-44 year-old foodies within a certain European region, they would only pay for the reach we could deliver,” explains Morten Jensen, Partner at Billetto.

Jackie Fast, MD of Slingshot Sponsorship says, “The potential of this is enormous and helps bridge the gap between online and onsite engagement. By working with rich data, we can segment campaigns and messages with minimal cost and resource. Equally there is the capability to create extremely widespread campaigns and develop continuity with the same consumer – regardless of which music festival or event they attend. It marks a shift in the way that brands and rights holders can operate in the sponsorship industry.”

To find out more about how your brand could utilise Billetto customer data to engage meaningfully with your target audience online, please contact Andrew Selby from Slingshot Sponsorship:
E: [email protected]
T: +44 (0)207 226 5052

Corporate Events – 5 Tips to Driving a New Experience 19th June, 2012

Whether for team building or client hospitality, corporate events can be a great day out or a truly horrible one – think back to the recent Vodafone anti-team building campaign.

Having organised corporate events for both clients as well as staff teams, here are my top 5 tips to ensure your next corporate event is remembered:

  1. Competition – competition can be a great way to really engage people in the activity chosen.  Furthermore, it provides the Finance Director the chance to shine by beating the Sales Manager in an environment that everyone is equal on (Just don’t kill each other!)
  2. Make sure it’s an even playing field – as above, choosing an activity that everyone can take part in is essential.  There’s no point in taking a large office team on a round of golf, as the range of abilities will inevitably be so varied.
  3. Interaction – time to speak to other people.  If you are constantly ‘doing’ then it can take away from what the day is supposed to achieve.
  4. Something different – far too often corporate events tend to take the shape of drinks.  Whilst this is always a great thing, sometimes it can be monotonous – especially if you are organising client hospitality.  In order to truly achieve ROI in putting on a corporate event, you need to be memorable.
  5. Convenience – location is always important to consider as you want to ensure that everyone can make it to the event without jeopardising their personal time.

One of our most recent clients Caterham Cars has put together a corporate event programme that ticks all the boxes above.  I recently took on the challenge and attended one of their public days – watch Slingshot Sponsorship’s YouTube Channel here to see my race against the clock.

If you are interested in discussing Caterham for your corporate event, please get in touch with us: 0207 226 5052.

Slingshot Sponsorship signs leading charity Mencap 13th March, 2011

Mencap appoints Slingshot Sponsorship to act as their exclusive sponsorship agency across their events.

Mencap, the leading UK based charity helping people with learning disabilities, has appointed Slingshot Sponsorship to develop and implement a new sponsorship strategy across their high-profile events.  Slingshot Sponsorship has been briefed to increase awareness as well as increase the commercial value for the charity through creation of sponsorship opportunties.  

Slingshot Sponsorship will be responsible for providing Mencap with consulting and implementation for upcoming events such as April Fools – a stand-up comedy at HMV Hammersmith Apollo and the extremely popular Little Noise music festival.

“We are delighted to be working with the Slingshot Sponsorship agency as our exclusive agency”, states Leo Visconti, Head of Corporate Development at Mencap “As a leading UK charity for learning disability, we have a very specific brief and the tailored solutions Slingshot Sponsorship offers works perfectly with our business.  We are looking forward to working with Slingshot Sponsorship and being introduced to brands for each of our events”.

Jackie Fast, managing director, Slingshot Sponsorship commented: “For charities in the current economic client, a strategic long-term sponsorship strategy is critical.  Mencap is a fantastic charity with amazing events which has huge potential to build brand relationships through tangible sponsorship rights.  We are looking forward to applying our expertise in optimising brand media assets and working with such a great cause.”


About Mencap

Mencap supports the 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK and their families and carers. Mencap fights to change laws and improve services and access to education, employment and leisure facilities, supporting thousands of people with a learning disability to live their lives the way they want.

We are also one of the largest service providers of services, information and advice for people with a learning disability across England, Northern Ireland and Wales. See for more information.

About learning disability

A learning disability is caused by the way the brain develops before, during or shortly after birth. It is always lifelong and affects someone’s intellectual and social development. It used to be called mental handicap but this term is outdated and offensive. Learning disability is NOT a mental illness.

The term learning difficulty is often incorrectly used interchangeably with learning disability.