Sports body on the move at Stoneleigh


A national trade body for the sports and play industries is moving its head office to a new location within Stoneleigh Park.

The Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA) has been based at the park since 1994 and is relocating to more modern office space on the estate from where it can better serve its members.

The FSPA will transfer into its new home within the Rural Innovation Centre on Monday.

The FSPA is a not-for-profit organisation representing and promoting the interests of 15 trade associations and around 500 member companies within the UK sports and play sectors. It promotes the benefits of physical activity, including health, leadership, productivity and innovation, and runs workshops and think tanks for its members.

FSPA managing director Jane Montgomery said the move to within a stone’s throw of its home of 20 years meant that all eight staff would remain as part of the team.

She said: “The new location is ideal from the perspective of both our staff and our members. “We have a light and attractive new office appointed to a high standard and set within the professional environment of the Rural Innovation Centre, with access to in-house conference facilities and ultra-fast broadband.”

Pictured are Liz Burkinshaw and Jane Montgomery at the Rural Innovation Centre