Slingshot Sponsorship wins Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011 28th October, 2011

Jackie Fast managing director of Slingshot Sponsorship has won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Camden & Islington Business Awards.  The category was open to business owners who have shown exceptional business acumen and achieved consistent business growth since launching.

Slingshot Sponsorship delivers and develops long-term brand strategies that engage targeted audiences through sponsorship rights.  Integrated and tailored in each approach, Slingshot Sponsorship diversifies across a range of industries with clients based in publishing, sports, entertainment, media and charities.

Jackie Fast was absolutely ecstatic to win this award, commenting:

It is an absolute pleasure to be nominated, let alone win this category.  Since launching Slingshot Sponsorship last year, our business has grown exponentially – which truly shows how valuable our unique business proposition is.  And hopefully how it challenges and drives forward the sponsorship industry.  It’s fantastic to be recognised by the community for all the hard work put in to developing and launching this agency!

The strict criteria set out for the Camden & Islington Business Awards indicated that only the strongest candidates within the area would be shortlisted for the award. Slingshot’s successful nominations illustrate its capabilities in creating successful partnerships that generate ROI through sponsorship.

The winners of the Camden & Islington Business Awards were announced at the awards ceremony in London on Thursday, 27th October 2011.


Slingshot Sponsorship is a strategic sponsorship agency based in Central London.  The sponsorship agency works with brands such as Haymarket, London Irish Rugby Club, the BBC, Mencap and more to manage and develop sponsorship rights.  The main focus is on creating long term partnerships with a common goal.


The purpose of the CIBAs is to recognise and celebrate those business owners in Camden and Islington who have successfully grown and maintained their business positioning throughout 2010 and 2011.

Winning this award is a superb opportunity to raise a company’s business profile and increase PR exposure across London.  As the first of its kind in Camden and Islington, it is a great opportunity to meet fellow entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals.

CIBAs’ objectives:

  • To celebrate the work and efforts of businesses across Islington and Camden.
  • To encourage and champion enterprising behaviour across the 2 neighbouring boroughs
  • To boost the awareness of SME business success across London and the UK.
  • To increase the exposure of the local businesses within the Camden and Islington Area.