Leadership package

The Sport Industry NextGen Leaders will receive multiple experiences throughout the year to help develop their potential, including: commercial training from Barclays, a 24 hour leadership experience with the Inspirational Development Group at Sandhurst, an annual VIP pass to the Inspired Leaders Network, membership to the Sport Industry Breakfast Club 2016, and more.


At Barclays we believe in business that is driven by strong values. That is why helping develop tomorrow’s leaders is a fundamental part of our future success and why we are delighted that Sport Industry NextGen in partnership with Barclays has launched. Our common purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way. We measure and reward our people, not just on commercial results, but on how they live our values and bring them to life every day. We are excited to work with the rising talent within the sport industry as they adhere to their values. We will help the Finalists develop through mentoring and commercial training opportunities from senior representatives within Barclays and our partner organisations.


Loughborough University London is an ambitious and distinctive new development on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - home of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Launched in September 2015 the University offers postgraduate programmes to meet the needs of the design, digital, enterprise, media and sport industries. The Executive Leadership Workshop hosted on the Olympic Park will provide the 28 Sport Industry NextGen Leaders with the opportunity to explore their own leadership philosophy whilst equipping them with strategies to make informed and ambitious choices throughout their careers. They will be joined by existing and influential leaders throughout British sport who will work alongside them to explore both the challenges and opportunities facing sports leaders of the future.



IDG is a business performance improvement consultancy, focusing on leadership, followership and partnership behaviour. IDG, in association with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst are offering a unique 24 hour leadership experience for the 28 Leaders. They will be introduced to the values based leadership approach which underpins the development of the Army's young leaders of today. Lessons learned are completely transferable into the sport industry. With outdoor and classroom based team problem solving exercises, presentations and discussions on leadership and team behaviour, situated in Sandhurst's stunning environment, the Finalists will take part in a hugely valuable leadership development event.


The Inspired Leaders Network is a live leadership network that “does what it says on the can” and has acquired a strong reputation for running electrifying live events, with some of the UK’s most inspired leaders sharing their wisdom with approximately 100 business executives, run at select business schools in central London. We have broached the toughest of contemporary leadership topics, and clearly demonstrated our ability to deliver thought provoking and instructive insights to our exclusive audience of diverse executives from blue chip businesses and some of the most inspiring leaders in sport. Vitally, all attendees are relevant to the subject at hand. The role of the Inspired Leaders Network is to create more inspired leaders, and it is therefore an honour and privilege to support the brilliant Sport Industry NextGen initiative. We are delighted to be giving away 28 VVIP invitations to the Leaders so they can attend all of our Inspired Leaders events for a full year. 


Sport Industry Group brings the sport industry together through a series of world-class events, industry-leading editorial content and a genuinely unparalleled network of influential figures from across the British and international sporting landscape. The Sport Industry NextGen Leaders will each receive a membership to the Sport Industry Breakfast Club 2016, the industry’s number one networking event series, with four content-led networking breakfasts over the course of the year. 


All Leaders will receive invitations to exclusive networking opportunities created especially for them, building an elite network that will expand as each subsequent year’s Leaders join the high-level community of rising industry individuals.