SportPursuit Limited

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SportPursuit Limited
Private
ISIN🆔
IndustryOnline sports retail
Founded 📆
Founder 👔
Headquarters 🏙️, ,
England
Area served 🗺️
Worldwide
Key people
Adam Pikett, Victoria Walton, Rhys Jones, Luke Pikett
Products 📟 Cycling clothing, hiking, snow sports, Triathlon equipment. Running shoes and apparel. Outdoor and casual sports apparel.
Members
Number of employees
c.100
🌐 Websitesportpursuit.com
📇 Address
📞 telephone

SportPursuit Ltd is a London-based[1] multinational[2] sports retailer, offering discounts off branded sports apparel[3] covering cycling, hiking, snow sports and triathlon.[4]

The company is the UK’s first and fastest growing[5] sport-specific flash sales website offering up to 70% off RRP. SportPurusit sends personalised emails to its database to inform of new week-long sales launching[6].

History[edit]

SportPursuit was founded in 2011 by friends Adam Pikett[7], Victoria Walton, Rhys Jones and Luke Pikett [8] who were looking to make premium sports clothing more affordable[9].

Funding[edit]

Series A funding came in 2012 from Angel investors including Willian Reeve, Alexander Chesterman, Alex Saint[10] and private equity firm Draper Esprit[11]. SEP first invested in SportPursuit in 2015[12] which bought the total investments up to £16 million since launch[13].

In July 2021 BD-Capital invested in SportPursuit[14]. Along with the investment Graham Elton, Operating Partner at bd-capital, joined the team as Chairman[15].

Awards[edit]

In 2012 SportPursuit was finalist in Young Start-up of the Year [16]and went on to feature at number 11 in startups.co.uk's 2014 Startups 100.[17]

In 2012 SportPursuit won E-Commerce New Retailer of the Year Award at the eCommerce Awards for Excellence.[18]

In 2014 Adam Pikett, Victoria Walton, Luke Pikett and Rhys Jones were awarded Start Up Entrepreneur of the Year by Great British Entrepreneur Awards[19].

In 2016 Adam Pikett, Victoria Walton, Luke Pikett and Rhys Jones were recognised within retail technology Shift 100 in association with KPMG Small Business Accounting[20].


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