- SPORTS BUSINESS INNOVATION AWARDS 2016 -

The winners of the 2016 Sports Business Innovation Awards were announced at the Awards Dinner at the Glasgow Science Centre on 19th May 2016.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - VAN PHILLIPS

Having lost his leg at the age of 21, Van refused to be limited by his circumstances or the prosthetics available at the time. Setting out on a remarkable journey, Van created the cheetah-inspired running blade - a design that is still used by amputee athletes around the world to this day. 

Watch a video tribute featuring blade runners

Learn more about Van's incredible story.

SPORTS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 

Commando Spirit

Moto Scotland

Trans World Soccer

Commando Spirit, founded by Sally-Anne Hunter (pictured left), gives people, teams and organisations the chance to test their limits physically and psychologically against formidable aspects of Commando training.

 

Learn more about Commando Spirit.  

SPORTS ENTRPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Gemma Simpson & Stephen Armour, Adventure Circus

Carol Smillie, Diary Doll

Allie Cherry-Byrnes, Packa Shack

Neil Maclean & Jamie Rose, SFN Expo

Diary Doll, the creation of Carol Smillie (pictured left) is a range of underwear - available nationwide in Boots - designed to tackle life's little leaks and get women back into sport.

Find out more about Diary Doll.

BEST NEW SPORTS PRODUCT OR SERVICE

- FINDRA

- Packa Shack

- Sports Labs 

Sports Labs have developed a mobile testing ‘buggy’ for analysing playing surfaces such as pitches and running tracks. This innovative approch saves engineers time, increases accuracy and enhances safety.

Find out more about Sports Labs.

BEST INNOVATION IN COMMUNITY SPORT

The Crags Centre

Falkirk Community Trust

Trust Rugby International (tri)

The Wave Project Scotland

tri was founded to tackle limiting assumptions using rugby in Scotland as a means to build confidence and social skills amongst players with and without physical and intellectual disabilities.

Find out more about tri.

TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATION AWARD

Backstrong Adventures

Moto Scotland

The Experience

Paragolf Scotland

The Experience's ‘Karting with a Conscience’ offers people with limited mobility and other additional requirements the opportunity to access the adrenaline filled world of electric Go-karting.

Find out more about The Experience.

CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS - 2016

(left to rightI) Andrew Davidson, Carmen Cummiskey, Jeff Duah-Kessie and Andrew Gillen

 

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