Who's Who

Mark Cullingford

Managing Director

Mark provides support, training and advice for all his staff while also focusing on developing the business to provide clients with the highest level of service.  Mark enjoys playing rugby, cricket, tennis and golf.

mick-sMichael Wood

Operations Director

Mick is highly qualified and has a wealth of experience in sport, engineering and construction.  Mick is responsible for engineer training, inspection process, project management and the overall running of our Newcastle office.  He was heavily involved in assisting centres of sporting excellence, training camps and other sports facilities with the design & installation of sports equipment.

Mick was an owner/ operator of a health club as well as a Sports lecturer at Newcastle college and Northumbria University.  He is an avid Newcastle United fan and worked for Newcastle United Academy.


Julian Westbrook

Sales Director

Julian is responsible for directing the sales department, providing training, support and advice to our ever growing sales team.  Julian is a keen golfer and continues to play at a high standard.

JBJames Barter

Account Manager

James is our field sales representative for the South East primarily. James is a keen footballer and Player-Coach for a local team.

wendy5Wendy Brown

Office Manager

Wendy is our office manager with many years Customer Service experience. Wendy is responsible for the smooth running of the Sport and Play office and is always at the end of the phone to assist customers. In her spare time she loves to ride her motorbike, listen to live music and travel as much as possible.




Sharon Smith

Sales Administrator

Sharon deals with new enquiries and produces quotations for the Sales Department. When she is not being a mum-taxi to her two children or spending weekends on the football line supporting her son, she loves nothing more than going to the coast for brisk walks, followed by cosy meals in nice surroundings with good friends.

Julie Strugnell

Sales Administrator

Julie also deals with new enquiries and produces quotations for the Sales Department. Julie enjoys playing badminton and taking long walks along the Sussex coast and countryside…..and no, she’s not really a tree hugger!



Paul Kavanagh

Operations & Purchasing Coordinator

Paul manages our H&S procedures, stock levels and purchases any materials and access equipment needed to carry out our client’s jobs. Paul enjoys power-lifting and kickboxing…so we try our best not to make him angry!

JennaJenna Barnard

Booking Coordinator

Jenna is responsible for managing the engineers schedules and coordinating with our clients to book in any site visits. Outside of work Jenna is part of women’s 11 a side football team & a 5 a side football league.

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Finance Manager


Ryan Annis - IT Manger at Sport & PlayRyan Annis

IT Manager

In charge of maintaining existing IT and introducing new systems to keep the business operating at the forefront of technology. When not studying part-time for a Ph.D in Engineering, Ryan can often be found underwater.



Engineers & Inspectors

Our engineers and inspectors are responsible for the servicing, installation, inspecting and all repair work which you receive. And as you can see they’re pretty sporty too, if a little extreme!