"Portas did a fantastic job in helping kick start the work on revising our strategy. We now have a clear purpose, pillars and foundations rooted in real consultation with staff, volunteers and stakeholders"
"I have been really pleased how everyone from our respective organisations worked as a team to develop an excellent/clear set of recommendations."
"Thank you for all the input you and your team have provided…there will no doubt be further discussions and communications. It has been a pleasure working with you all."
"Portas Consulting have transformed a number of governing bodies of sport in England. I have been immensely impressed by the quality of their thinking and analysis, and would have no hesitation in recommending them."
"Portas have done a world class job. The depth of analysis and research was fantastic. Their detailed, evidence-led approach and deep understanding of our situation, enabled us to provide the government exactly what they were looking for."
"Their objectivity, business understanding, analytical rigour and knowledge are invaluable. They are an absolute pleasure to work with and deliver the magic combination of blue-chip consulting quality plus approachability, common sense, and down to earth fees"
"First class. I don't think we could have chosen a better partner. The time the Portas team has spent with us has been greatly valued."
"Following the review from Portas we now have a strong message and a mandate for change. We can show we are moving in the right direction and that the process of change has begun."
"The Portas team worked closely with us to understand our needs and develop the right tools for us to design a new operating model for Badminton England."
"We are hand in hand with you in realising Vision 2030 and creating a #healthy_sporty_society. Thank you for your support and recognition."
"I must thank all those who have given their time and commitment to shaping the future success of our sport. Now is the time to start the journey that will showcase our unique, spectacular, dramatic and adventurous sport."
"Portas’ work on developing the commercial partnership strategy for LOCOG, based on insightful strategic thinking and structured business valuation set the foundation of our successful commercial negotiations."
"The Portas team has delivered excellent consulting support, combining a high degree of pragmatism, a deep understanding of the sports industry, and a tailored approach to address our key business questions."
"After a career with McKinsey, the UN and TBA, I was drawn to Portas’ unique proposition weaving together sport, business and a commitment to social impact. Portas has afforded me the platform and freedom to pursue opportunities around the world in this space. I have the perfect balance in my daily work – combining robust intellectual rigour with a caring culture that puts ‘doing the right thing’ above all else."
"The business side of sport has always fascinated me, and working at Portas has given me the unique opportunity to combine the rigour and intellectual challenge of management consulting with the industry I'm most passionate about. Life at Portas is all about delivering real impact for our clients, and it's incredibly motivating to solve complex problems and see the tangible results of our great work."
"Everyone at Portas Consulting combines work with passion and expertise which makes it easy for us to go the extra mile and deliver for our clients. As a Consultant, I have had the chance to be involved with a wide range of stakeholders helping them shape the future of sports in Saudi Arabia."
"Academic and sporting success have always been of the utmost importance to me and Portas offered a truly unique opportunity to combine the two, making it an obvious choice. The Business Analyst role delivers constant intellectual stimulation, applied in an industry I am passionate about, while allowing me to continue playing basketball recreationally."
"Having pursued my sporting passions to the highest levels, Portas provided a unique opportunity to combine my enthusiasm for all things sport with the intellectual challenge of driving real change for our clients. Surrounding myself with work colleagues of high sporting and academic calibre has provided a similar environment to my sporting days, to drive me to achieve success in my professional career."
"Portas has been exceptional in allocating the suitable team members based on their knowledge and backgrounds with relation to project at hand. In doing so, they were able to pick up on the complex and sensitive dynamics of the situation and put together a powerful strategy that will enable this project to prosper moving forward from both an economic and social standpoint. They are also an absolutely delightful team to work with!"
"$10 billion generated by physical activity in ACW cities"
"6,766 deaths prevented by physical activity in ACW cities"
"1.6 billion hours of positive interaction generated by physical activity in ACW cities"
"Aktive is committed to helping people and communities across Auckland to achieve sport and recreation habits for life. The information and insights in the inaugural Active Citizens Worldwide Annual Report will further support us and our partners with practical initiatives to deliver growth in physical activity."
"The evolution of physical activity and sport participation in London is complex and multi-faceted, but we are confident that this year’s ACW report will substantively enhance our ability to interrogate the factors that will contribute to a more active capital in years to come."
"For a city as open, active, and innovation-driven as Stockholm, ACW is the perfect network to explore, learn and improve. Our vision is to create a Stockholm where everyone can and wants to be physically active. ACW allows us to measure the activity levels locally and understand what actions will improve the level in each area the most."
"Through this project and cross-sharing between the cities, we will strengthen evidence-based decisions towards Vision 2030 – our roadmap for using sport as a strategy to serve the nation, communities, businesses and individuals. There is much we can learn from the other Founding Cities, and it is also timely that we take stock of our progress thus far to see which areas need more attention"