Leadership package

The Sport Industry NextGen Leaders will receive a Leadership Package filled with experiences, coaching and training throughout the year to help develop their potential. 


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. Through a bespoke Commercial Insights Day, we will help the Leaders develop through mentoring and commercial training opportunities from senior representatives within Barclays and our partner organisations. Watch an overview here.


Howard Kennedy will be hosting an afternoon of discussion on various issues in law to help equip the Leaders for the challenges ahead. Our legal experts will be on hand throughout the sessions to share practical advice on spotting legal risks and dealing with them effectively, as well as discussing areas of particular interest to you. We will cover core topics, such as commercial contracts, intellectual property, employment, tax and reputation management, plus some additional topics that are increasingly likely to come up in future. The afternoon will include a series of optional roundtable sessions and panel discussions looking at case studies and shaped around the issues you want to discuss. They will conclude with a drinks reception giving you the opportunity to network. To find out more, click here.


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 by the Institute of Sport Business on the Olympic Park will provide the 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. Watch an overview here.


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 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 Leaders will take part in a hugely valuable leadership development experience. Watch an overview here.


The Inspired Leaders Network is a live leadership network that “does exactly what it says on the tin” 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. 


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 Deltatre Sport Industry Breakfast Club for 2018, 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.


The Sport Industry NextGen Leaders meet for the first time at the Development Afternoon, hosted by The Office Group, on the same day as Sport Industry NextGen Unlocked, to meet their fellow Leaders and the Sport Industry NextGen Coaches. The Office Group (TOG) is home to one of the most creative, exciting and forward-thinking working communities in the UK. The vision of TOG is to create beautifully designed buildings with a wide variety of spaces, and to offer tenants progressive membership schemes and short-term leases to allow for growth and change. Each building has its own unique identity, but all have an excellent range of facilities and vibrant communal areas to foster an open, collaborative working culture. Today, TOG has 12,000 members working across 29 buildings, 27 of which are in London, with more on the way.