The SGIA

Our Aims

  • Represent members as the unified voice of the sporting goods industry
  • Provide links for members to work with Government Partners, National Associations and Governing Bodies (Sport England, CSPN, SRA, YST)
  • Lobby UK and European Government
  • Assist with the development of industry specifications
  • Work closely with UKTI to access funding for export opportunities
  • Hold industry seminars, think tanks and member networking events

Services

  • The Voice of the UK Sporting Goods Industry
  • Represents a significant share of the UK sporting goods industry
  • Lobby UK Government and works closely with FESI to Lobby EU on issues affecting the industry and SGIA members
  • Close liaison with Government Departments, Partners and relevant Sports Bodies: Sport England, SRA, YST, CSPN
  • Assists with the creation of British and European Standards
  • Champion’s best practice
  • Operates a Code of Practice
  • Impacts on industry policy information and assists with the development of industry specifications
  • Provides excellent networking opportunities through industry seminars, “Think Tanks” and member networking events
  • Promotes the positive aspects of sport through combined marketing
  • Actively source grants for Innovation and Research & Development opportunities
  • Commissions detailed national and international research on the sporting goods market.
  • Sporting Goods Industry Association (SGIA)
    c/o FSPA | The Farmhouse | Hobb Lane | Uttoxeter | ST14 8RQ
A national trade body representing play, sports and golf associations, the FSPA serves over 500 manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of sports and play equipment, clothing and apparel.