Mark is Uckfield born and bred and attended the Community Technical College in the town before moving on to Marjon in Plymouth where he completed a Sports Science and IT degree with honours.
A career in the sport and play industry was perhaps inevitable as, from an early age, Mark Cullingford has shown a natural aptitude for most sports. He is a key member of Uckfield Rugby Club’s first team, which recently won the Sussex Shield, and is a Captain of Uckfield Anderida Cricket Club. He also enjoys a round of golf and when the opportunity arises, can be found on the ski slopes of the French Alps. It’s safe to say that his passion for health & safety and his creativeness with indoor play designs comes, not only from his own love of the industry but, from the inspiration he gets from his young children (both currently under 6 years old).
On leaving college, Mark took a position as a roving engineer with a leading indoor play manufacturer. He quickly learnt the skills of the trade and in a little over three months was promoted to a managerial role organising engineering teams and overseeing the technical aspects of the operation.
As Managing Director Mark Cullingford co-ordinates the national activities of Sport & Play and, with his technical acumen and in-depth knowledge of the fitness as well as sport and play industry, he is well placed to impart his expertise to both clients and staff.