JBE Paralympic Sponsors
Footlabs started sponsoring Jonathan in 2016 following the Rio Paralympics. They are a Sheffield based company that specialise in orthotic development, but more specifically for Jonathan, footwear alterations. Jonathan started using Footlabs in 2014, to build up his training footwear and dress shoes in a more professional and enclosed manner (instead of a simple build up on the outer sole). They have agreed to support Jonathan through to Tokyo 2020.
Jonathan became an ambassador for England Athletics in 2015, helping them promote athletics via inspiration of the younger generations. Jonathan will visit schools and clubs to share his story, as well as offer some technical help to development athletes. England Athletics support Jonathan with organised workshops, as well as organising competitions whilst providing kit for those competitions.
Jonathan met the Sutton Games Director, Dennis Kennedy, back in 2014. With a shared interest in promoting the benefits of sport, Jonathan soon became an ambassador for the free annual event, and runs a high jump workshop on one of the days of the games. The team behind the games support Jonathan on his journey, and with the network of schools involved in the games, inspiring the younger generation is an achievable task.
Jonathan met Steve Elkin from Palmares in 2014. Steve being a HBDI (Hermann Brain Dominance Indicator) Practioner helped Jonathan work on his mindfulness and mental resilience with the pressures of competition. Palmares now support Jonathan by creating opportunities to inspire business men and women in workshops, combining the principals of athletics and business to achieve a more efficient work force.
Since becoming a postural analyst for Cione, the relationship between Jonathan and the head clinician, Tim King, has gone from strength to strength. Tim is dedicated to Jonathan and his journey, and supports him with treatments and orthotic development. Cione as a brand is also in the prototype stages of custom spikes, to maximise on Jonathan’s impairment.
Mark and Richard from 19eleven not only act as commercial agents for Jonathan, but they also support him in his business ventures development. Their main goal is to keep the legacy of 2012 alive, and through networking, they are keen to develop strong and sustained relationships moving toward Tokyo 2020 and beyond.
Jonathan met Jeremy in 2016, and their shared views in therapy built a strong relationship from the offset. Jeremy sponsors Jonathan with discounted Osteopathic treatments once a month, to help keep his spine in a strong and functioning position.
Champions provide a platform for public speaking and motivational/after dinner talks. Through sports awards events, Jonathan is able to practice his skills as a speaker whilst inspiring those of all abilities.
Lane 4 develop the skills and behaviours that leaders require to effectively deliver results, drive change and create meaning. They help leaders to develop the vision and communication skills needed to create environments of high support and deliver results. Jonathan together with Lane 4 consultants, bridge the gap between business and sport, sharing experience of the principals behind elite sport and how they are identical to operations in business.