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Community Sport Initiative Ltd

Start-up selling 47% of shareholding in the Primary School Sport Sector. SEIS/EIS status from HMRC, up to 78% tax break, + 10-15% dividend.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Sports
  • Location Burgess Hill, England, GB
  • Currency GBP
  • Founded May 2013
  • Employees 3

Company Summary

Community Sport Initiative Ltd (CSI) will to offer facilities to franchises which would provide sports leagues, holiday sports camps and after school sports clubs, delivered by professional and motivated Franchise operators through Sports Xtra. .Sports- Xtra have a network of professional and skilled franchise owners who are ready and prepared to deliver services to the community. Sport Xtra are entrenched in multiple communities and schools.


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    Mike Escott

    Joined the Company in May 2013 to provide business mentoring services and assistance with funding. He is an experienced investor/business executive in large organisations and start-ups, having invested and set up his own successful companies in the software industry and in online travel insurance

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    Gareth Lippiatt
    Operations Director

    A Loughborough PE graduate, Gareth founded Sports Xtra in 2002 oversaw the company’s growth from a sole trader to a national brand that now serves over 700 primary schools in the UK. He also chaired the board of the trade association COMPASS for three years and in 2012, he founded UK Sports Innovations Group, which in addition to equity investments in early stage businesses, provides strategic guidance and consultancy to a range of organisations

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    Clive Thompson
    Managing Director

    Founded the Company in May 2013 having spent 12 months researching and establishing contacts in the primary school space. Before forming the Company Clive gained 5 years of invaluable experience at XTC Sport Ltd and is the founder of Outsource Packaging (PTY) Ltd, South Africa's largest Export Packaging Company. Since immigrating to the UK, Clive has held down Sales and Marketing roles mainly in the Transport Sector.