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Jackie Fast is recognised as a trailblazer within the sponsorship and wider business community – specifically helping the world’s leading brands, celebrities and rights holders capitalise their revenues through sustainable sponsorship. Through this work she has actively consulted globally, working with traditional brands such as Allianz on growth through accessing new markets as well as helping to drive forward-thinking brands like Red Bull further.

Having sold her agency Slingshot Sponsorship less than 6 years after bootstrapping it in her bedroom with only a laptop to her name, she now speaks regularly on entrepreneurship, shifting consumer trends, influencer marketing, sponsorship sales & activation, and diversity in business.  Enthusiastic and controversial, her keynotes resonate and are a change from the usual speaking circuit.

TESTIMONIALS

Jackie’s style of enlightening the audience of the possibilities and the opportunities kept everyone tuned in through the full day’s presentation. In the end, we had a team that was raring to go and build IDBI Federal Life Insurance into a great brand using opportunities that its sponsorship properties bring with it.

Apurva Sircar

Head – Brand, Insights, PR & Digital Marketing, IDBI Federal Life Insurance

When I heard Jackie speak about sponsorship for the first time at a workshop, I was very inspired by her ability to convey a complex commercial strategy, namely sponsorship, to a new audience, and in a short time reveal fundamental perspectives on how to approach it. She was able to completely change my mindset on it and encourage thinking outside of the box.

Carolin Wagner

Head of Business Development, Debut Contemporary

Jackie has been a breath of fresh air… Fully tuned into the digital world, Jackie is a smart thinker, highlight commercial and very tenacious.

Ben Wells

Managing Director at Well Said

Jackie brought great insight to her analysis of our charity’s strengths and she knows how to build relationships to deliver results quickly. 

Robert Meadowcroft

Chief Executive at Muscular Dystrophy UK

Jackie delivered a high-energy masterclass in sponsorship – sourcing, pitching, managing and retaining – but most importantly the valuing of assets and knowing what assets to put into the offer. Superb – well received by all our people and the best of its type that I have experienced

Michael O’Rourke

Head of Strategy/Director of Marketing & Communications, Horse Racing Ireland

AWARDS


Inducted into the Media Weeks 30 under 30's list
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards
Bronze in Media Disrupter of the Year Category and awarded the NatWest Special Merit Award
Women of the future awards
Shortlisted for the Entrepreneur Category
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
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Female Entrepreneur of the Year
Start Ups logo
Young Guns | inducted into the list
national business awards uk
Blackberry Business Enabler of the Year
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards
Micro Business of the Year
national business awards uk
Nominated for Best New Business of the Year