The Sporting Goods Industry Association (SGIA) represents manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of sporting goods in the UK.
Established over 100 years ago, the association brings together the power of the sports brands for the benefit of the industry as a whole and represents the UK market.
We exist to promote the interests of our members in the sports trade
We’re led by our members. We’re stronger together and, as a non-profit organisation, we’re able to champion the causes which matter most to you to help your sports business thrive. With a range of tailored business benefits and services available exclusively to members, your business is at the heart of everything we do.
But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what some of our members say:
“The SGIA monitors, consults and feeds back to its members on the issues which matter. As an SGIA member, we have been able to have direct input into how Brexit and Covid-19 have impacted our business. Our membership has enabled us to navigate all the challenges of the last few months and the support from SGIA has been crucial to our continued success.”
“The SGIA Member Forum is unique. There is no other forum where our industry can come together to share best practice and collaborate on ideas to drive the sector forward.”
“The SGIA team offer a very personalised service. Some of our queries can be niche to say the least, but the team are quick to source the information we need. Their excellent relationships with UK Government officials enables them to access content often before it’s made public, giving members a clear advantage. They’re only ever a call or email away.”
“I’ve lost count of the number of industry issues that the SGIA has influenced – the impact of their successes has been hugely significant for the industry. From negotiating on the new UK Global Tariff to Customs Duties and Import VAT, their lobbying has secured numerous victories for the industry.”
“As a member, I always feel I’m kept up-to-date with what I need to know. The info I receive is relevant and tailored to the industry and to my business.”
“The free and discounted benefits and services provided by the SGIA are worth the cost of membership alone. Their partners are amongst the best in their field and we’ve benefitted greatly from their expertise.”
“SGIA networking events, seminars and webinars cover a wide range of topics and include sports industry thinktanks and association meetings. They provide great opportunities to stay connected and informed.”