Industry-leading Performance Analysis provider, Insight Analysis, merges with Manchester based Digital Agency, Skylab, to create a unique service offering for the elite Sports Performance Analysis industry.
The merger follows a deep exploration of the Performance Analysis services market, the challenges currently being faced by elite sporting organisations, and an understanding of the solutions that will underpin the future of the industry.
Insight Analysis will now operate as Skylab: Elite Performance Analysis, a division of Skylab led by Jonathan Hobbs (General Manager, Insight Analysis); Skylab: Elite Performance Analysis will continue to specialise in Performance Analysis services, including data capture, data analysis, data science, data visualisation and, crucially, bespoke software development.
Insight Analysis today announced it has merged with Manchester & London based digital strategy and software development house – Skylab. Skylab offers industry-leading digital strategy and web development services for clients such as England Athletics, Red Bull Advanced Technology and Institute of Swimming. The merger allows Insight Analysis to accelerate their plans to offer a full suite of performance analysis services as well as bespoke software solutions to elite sporting clients.
Insight Analysis, who have provided industry leading performance analysis services to some of the biggest names in sport, such as Team Ineos, The FA, the LTA, British Athletics and more, will bring years of experience and knowledge to Skylab and, with the addition of Skylab’s creative and UX services, provide sporting organisations tools and services to make better decisions in sport.
Skylab’s Chloe Waddington will lead the combined company, with Jon Hobbs leading the Elite Performance Analysis department.
Chloe Waddington, Head of Business, Skylab said, “The merger of Skylab and Insight Analysis puts us in the unique position to offer truly bespoke services to the sports industry. Between Insight Analysis’ world leading performance analysis and Skylab’s impressive 15 year strong heritage, we will be able to provide truly revolutionary services to sporting organisations.”
“This moment represents a pivotal milestone in Skylab’s evolution. It allows us to give the sporting world the very best in innovation and creates the foundation of our exciting growth plans.
For years, Skylab has been highly admired in the market for technical capabilities. Now we have the chance to fuse that with Elite Performance Analysis and become one of a kind”.
Jon Hobbs, General Manager, Insight Analysis said, “We’re delighted to be merging with Skylab in order to offer something unique to the performance analysis industry – the ability to create bespoke software tailored to an organisation’s specific performance analysis requirements.”
Both Skylab and Insight Analysis are part of the Inc & Co Group, a business group with plans to expand further within digital strategy and data analytics.
Jack Mason, Group CEO of parent company, Inc & Co, said, “Merging these digital businesses creates a digital partner that has the skills, experience and drive to become a market leader in sports and performance analysis. Chloe & Jon are born leaders who, I know, will take Skylab to new heights while retaining and growing existing talent.”