Meet the team


Ric Sumner

Our head of broadcast, Ric manages the day-to-day production of our video, TV and radio content as well as heading up our major events multimedia team.


Ryan Walters

Deputy head of production Ryan is a veteran of multiple major multi-sport events including the Sochi 2014 Paralympics and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and is equally at home in the edit suite or out in the field mixing it with some of the world’s biggest sports stars.


Nick Sellers

Senior video journalist Nick joined Sportsbeat in 2015 and quickly made himself indispensable. A talented videographer and editor, Nick is driving the creative vision behind our multimedia content.


David Parsons

Editor-in-chief David has an unrivalled knowledge of the sports industry and is responsible for all our editorial output in new and traditional media.


James Parsons

After an extensive career in media sales, managing director James drives our growth across the business and heads up our sales and marketing team.


James Toney

James is the managing editor at Sportsbeat and a regular contributor on sports issues to a range of broadcast outlets, including Sky News, TalkSport and BBC Radio.