On 30th June 2016 the Federation of Sport and Play Association (FSPA) hosted a free seminar for all members at the Reading Office of Penningtons Manches LLP, the international law firm. The ½ day seminar tookplace from 09.45 – 14.00 and was split into 2 sessions covering:
Online Marketing and Advertising
Data Protection Update
The seminar was led by Hamish Corner who is a Partner in the IP, IT and Commercial Team at Penningtons Manches. Hamish specialises in intellectual property and IT law, and advises on all aspects of commercial licensing arrangements, including collaborations, joint ventures, licensing, franchising, agency, distribution, IP-related sales and acquisitions. He also advises on EU data privacy and data protection issues. Hamish said “The seminar offered delegates the opportunity to hear how the Consumer Rights Act 2015 has made the most significant changes to consumer rights for a generation, consolidating and updating numerous other laws. They learned how when combined with the complicated laws on marketing and data protection, it is more important than ever before that businesses get to grips with these rights and reflect them in their own advertising, sales and returns processes.”
Ciara Morgan, FSPA Marketing Manager said “Hamish and his colleague from Penningtons Manches offered FSPA members a bespoke seminar, they used relevant examples to deliver common-sense content both in the advice they gave and the way it was phrased. Each section of the seminar contained either a short case study or an interactive element.” Paul Hedges, CEO of Foremost Golf (who was one of the delegates on the course) said “The seminar raised a number of issues that were relevant and thought provoking.”
The FSPA promotes the benefits of physical activity across its 14 trade associations and approximately 500 member companies within the UK sports and play sectors. FSPA member Associations include; API, APSA, BAGCC, BASES, BGIA, BRTMA, CMAE, EGIA, GCA, FEPI, PPA, SGIA, SPE and UKGCOA.
It’s great to be part of an organisation that campaigns for investment in children’s play facilities and which raises the standards of the entire industry.
Having the support of the FSPA behind us is tremendously beneficial and greatly enhances the offering to our membership.
I have been a member of SPE for many years now and every member shows a 100% commitment to promote participation in sport and play in the UK.
It’s sometimes difficult to get heard when you stand on your own. But when you're part of a respected body like the FSPA, people listen and things start to happen.
The opportunity to meet with like-minded people across our sector to discuss some of the challenges is always invaluable.
Working together as a group of companies creates a stronger voice for the play industry, which benefits both suppliers and customers.