Sportsbeat expands as its signs up four new staff

Sportsbeat has made four additions to its editorial team.

Tom, Andrew and Phil
From left: Tom Bradley, Andrew Lawton and Phil Jones, Sportsbeat’s new signings

The sports agency, which has offices in Wimbledon and Manchester, has appointed Phil Jones and Andrew Lawton, previously news reporters with the Southend Echo and the Gazette and Herald, as senior reporters.

Katie Falkingham has been appointed after graduating from the NCTJ Diploma sports journalism training course which the agency runs in conjunction with News Associates.

In addition, Tom Bradley has joined Sportsbeat’s broadcast team as a multimedia editor.

“We’re delighted with these quality new additions to our editorial team as we head into a busy summer of sport, covering everything from the Olympics to Euro 2016 and all the events in between,” David Parsons, Sportsbeat’s editor-in-chief, said.

On assignment: Katie F at this week's Olympic swimming trials
On assignment: Katie Falkingham is at this week’s Olympic swimming trials

Sportsbeat employs more than 40 staff and include the British Olympic Association, Football Association, FA Women’s Super League, Six Nations rugby, the British and Irish Lions, Aviva Premiership and Guinness PRO12 among their national governing body clients, alongside providing content for national and regional print media and broadcasters.

They also provide news and video syndication and production services for a range of events and sports sponsors, from the London Marathon to the Burghley Horse Trials.