Sportsmark is a true family firm, started over 20 years ago by Stephen, Derick and Gaynor Gray. Stephen led the development of the company and products for over 15 years working closely with industry experts to develop high quality products with safety as a top priority. Now in its 21st year Sportsmark is still under the leadership of Derick and Gaynor Gray with daugther Nickie managing the day to day operations.
Early in 2018 Sportsmark parted with Signam/Siplas and started trading under it’s own name. As ever, nothing stands still and new products are in the latest catalogue together with adjustments to prices. After nearly 4 years since the previous catalogue was launched the world has changed considerably and we have had to mitigate price increases where we can with redesigns to keep costs down. A lot of prices have stayed the same, whilst some have increased and some have actually reduced. Fast forward to a post Brexit and lockdown world, material prices are going up dramatically, we are, amongst others entering a rocky phase of increased manufacturing prices, longer product lead times and higher shipping costs.
The principal team now involved are:-
Nickie Newton (nee Gray) - Front of house, order processing, design and artwork, involved with the sportsmark range for 20 years.
Alex Chang- In charge of production and procurement and product design, involved with the sportsmark range for 20 years.
Steve Baker – Production, order processing and despatch for nearly 20 years.
Derick and Gaynor Gray – First conceived the early products in the sportsmark range and still supporting in the background.
New additions to the team are:
Andy Slater- Production, order processing and resident sign expert.
Andy Sim - Production.
Sarah Harris - Sales administrator.
We have collaborated with Discipline experts to design and develop our products, and as a result, products have been used at the top competitions such as Badminton, Burghley, The Horse of the Year show and the Olympics.
We supply direct to customers and to trade accounts across the UK and abroad.
Stratford on Avon,
Tel: 00 44 (0) 1789 731548
We supply specialised products for Dressage, course marking for Eventing and Mounted Games equipment. Further development has led to the introduction of signs, from stable to event waymarker signs.
National Carriers will normally deliver within 3-5 working days throughout mainland UK, a next day service is available and can usually be fulfilled, please contact us to request this service. Personalised products are not available for the next day delivery service.
If you are ordering from outside mainland UK please contact us for accurate shipping costs.
Export Orders can be shipped direct or to groupage centres within the UK.
The bundles of associated equipment have proved popular so more options are now available and benefit from lower prices than if the equipment were bought separately.
Safety and fitness for purpose have always influenced equipment designs and we’re always glad when we have feedback from our customers, it does influence our designs so let us know your thoughts- good or bad!
Please plan your equipment requirements early and always open your orders as soon as you receive them. You’ll be surprised how many requests we have for “next day delivery”. This puts pressure on us to prioritise your order and costs more to deliver. If you have a larger order coming up please give us advance notice so that we can be prepared and, if necessary, order in extra stocks in good time.