From day one of your membership, you’ll have access to the below benefits specifically geared towards supporting UK sporting goods businesses – saving you the cost of your membership and more. Through our in-depth knowledge of the sector and by listening to our members, we provide an ever-growing package of tailored support designed to help you make the most of your sports business.
Benefits and Services
Tailored business benefits and services As experts in the sporting goods sector, we offer our members a wide range of free or discounted business benefits and services tailored to the sector. From events & networking to human resources, industry data to support with marketing – our growing package of benefits can instantly cover the cost of membership and, over time much more, helping our members to thrive.
We lobby on the issues affecting your business Working closely with UK Government and our European and World Trade counterparts, we lobby on matters affecting the global sports and play industries. As the UK’s leading trade association for the sports sector, we are able to champion the causes which matter to our sporting goods businesses.
Support on your exporting journey At the heart of the sports industry, the SGIA’s umbrella body – the FSPA – is a Trade Challenge Partner of the Department for International Trade (DiT). This means that we work closely with them to support our members in their exporting activities. Whether you’re just starting your exporting journey or looking to expand further, we can help.
Free sports industry webinars Hosted by some of the leading professionals in their fields, members can tap into the latest industry knowledge and expertise with our unique programme of webinars. Covering a wide range of topics including HR, marketing, commercial legislation and much more, this exclusive benefit is an invaluable asset to our members.
Free industry seminars and think-tanks Join us to take advantage of our free seminars, meetings and sports industry think-tanks. Run exclusively for our members, our events are hosted by leading guest speakers and support members to grow their businesses, keep up-to-date with industry developments and promote strong business relationships.
Stronger together The SGIA Member Forum provides a unique opportunity for members to share ideas with peers, connecting the sports industry and supporting innovation and best practice. By promoting dialogue between members, the forum’s collaborative approach informs our industry objectives and strengthens our lobbying activities. Members have exclusive first access to the most up-to-date sector-specific content and market intelligence.
Get your voice heard Without our voice in government the specific concerns of the UK sporting goods industry could get overlooked as we leave the EU. We are working with our members and UK Government to influence the EU-UK Free Trade Agreement in the matters that specifically affect the sports industry, like standards, rules of origin, tariffs and customs.
Working together for our members Our links with industry partners means we have a stronger voice. Led by our members, we work to represent their interests at the highest levels through our close relationships with UK Government, NGBs and our international counterparts. Members also benefit from our partnerships with market leaders in commercial law, human resources, standards and more.
The latest information at your finger tips Having access to the right information is vital so our resources are available free to members. We keep members up-to-date with the very latest industry expertise, news and insight via a wide range of content including free downloads and newsletters. Members also get access to content not available elsewhere via our website’s Members’ Area.
Free and Discounted Recruitment Services To support members in recruiting the right talent, we offer free advertising on our website. Members can also advertise for free with the UK’s largest sports trade publication and our expert partners in HR offer discounted rates on handling the recruitment process including screening CVs and interviewing candidates.
Industry intel straight to your inbox Members receive regular newsletters with the very latest sports industry news and insights. Tailored to the sporting goods industry, members only receive relevant information that they might otherwise miss. No more searching for the most up-to-date industry news, members stay one step ahead with our free newsletters.