The United Kingdom is rightly proud of its reputation on the world stage for its excellent performance across all sports disciplines. From the local professional club level to international competitions, the country is regarded as being world class. In order to maintain this edge in a sector that values performance above all else, businesses and organisations often put a large part of their budgets into researching and developing a wide range of projects. These often include; new designs and materials for essential equipment, studies into biological factors that affect training and competition performance as well as trialling innovative products that have not appeared on the market before.