About us

“OTE Sports is born from over twenty years of sporting passion; no matter where you push your limits, let us share the passion together.”

Welcome

The OTE Sports brand has been created with you, fellow athletes and sports enthusiasts, in mind. Our range of naturally flavoured energy products and recovery drinks have been developed by experienced sports nutritionists and athletes, the professionals who know exactly what you want and what you need.

Meet the team ↓
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Meet the team

  • Matt Harrison

    Co-founder and CEO

    Ironman and Multiple LEJOG finisher…
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    Launching OTE Sports has been amazing experience and something I’m very proud of. Our ethos at OTE is about producing products that taste great andthat are highly functional. Strangely, no one currently does this (which wesubsequently found out they don’t as it’s hard to do and expensive!) so instead of settling for something that was ‘OK’ we decided to launch OTE Sports and do it ourselves.

    I’m often described as a ‘Sports Billy’, I just love sport, always have. I’m a keen endurance athlete mainly running and cycling but I do the odd adventure race too. Over the years I have competed in five marathons across the world, including Paris and New York. I have also ridden from Lands’ End to John O'Groats twice to raise money for a charity I set up called Pedal Power (weraised over £4m in 2 years for great causes).

    2014 goal was all about doing my first ironman, which I did in September completing Mallorca Ironman in 11 hours. 2015 will see me getting back in to running, I’m considering doing a ultra marathon. My addiction to big challenges continues…!

  • Shaun Pearson

    Co-founder Logistics Manager

    Ex Elite Level cyclist…
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    I have always been passionate about sports science, especially sports nutrition. OTE Sports has given me a fantastic opportunity to be involved in designing a new product range perfect for elite, amateur and recreational athletes. Using the combined experiences of the OTE team I believe we have designed the best tasting most functional product range available.

    For the last 20 years I have been involved with the sports industry and road cycling. In 1992 I was part of a group of riders testing Science in Sports very first product; I then went on to work full-time for the business as well as racing in the company’s domestic road racing team. During my time at Science in Sport I helped advise athletes on their lifestyle, training and nutrition, and benefited from working with a wide range of athletes from novice to elite.

    I have ridden extensively in the Alps, Pyrenees’s and Majorca as well as riding several of the big cyclosportives including the Nove Colli, La Marmotte as well as riding many of L’Etape du Tour routes. In 2004 whilst working full time I gained enough points to become an Elite Category rider which enabled me to race alongside some of the best riders in the UK.

    My mission in life is to help people enjoy their chosen sport by challenging their current behaviour, make them think about their work life balance, nutrition, training, mental outlook and equipment. I think it’s brilliant when people achieve their personal objectives in their chosen sport.

  • Peter Slater

    Co-founder and Marketing Manager

    Multiple Ironman finisher…
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    Setting up and launching OTE Sports from scratch is a fresh and exciting opportunity. I have worked within the sports nutrition industry for over twenty years, previously as a founding director of Science in Sport. At OTE Sports we recognise that you, like us, take sport and nutrition seriously so we have developed cutting edge nutrition products based on answering the performance questions of some of the Worlds’ top athletes over many years.

    Having a natural understanding of the physiological and practical demands of sport has enabled me to advise Olympic and World Champion athletes on nutrition for sports performance, something I am keen to continue doing.

    Sport has always been an integral part of my life. I grew up playing football, cricket, and was a keen member of my local swimming club.I was introduced to the relatively new (at the time) sport of Triathlon in the late 80’s, and it wasn't long before swimming, cycling and running started to fill every spare minute of my free time. Since then I've been fortunate enough to train, race and advise some of the best triathletes in the world, and I’ve also qualified and competed in the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii on three occasions.

  • Annie Simpson

    Nutritionalist and Head of Social Media

    National Level Cyclocross Competitor…
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    I have always had a passion for sport and food. These two loves finally crossed paths when I studied Sports Nutrition at University where I graduated with First Class Honours. I then went on the achieve a MSc in Sport & Exercise Nutrition alongside a yearlong internship where I worked in sports ranging from Rugby Union to Ice Hockey.

    Now being a part of OTE Sports it is great to be able to help educate others about the power of nutrition on performance, as well as represent products that I truly believe in. I am an OTE fuelled athlete too. I have been in competitive cycling now for 10 years and have dabbled in most disciplines in my time. As a youngster, Mountain Biking is where it all began for me as I was part of the youth national squad and represented GB at numerous World and European Championships.

    When I was at university I raced mainly on the road, packing my bags each summer to head to Belgium to race at the highest level possible. I won the Women’s Tour Series in 2012 and also managed to pick up a bronze medal in the National U23 Road Race Championships, as well as becoming U23 National Mountain Bike Champion that year too. Now as I mix my training with full time work I have gone back to the mud and now focus mainly on cyclo-cross where I still race at national level.

    I am looking forward to continuing to educate people in nutrition for health and performance as part of the OTE team, as well as meeting new people at our shows and events throughout the year.

  • Jack Clarkson

    Sales Manager

    Hope Technology Factory Team cyclo-cross rider…
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    I wasn't really interested in sport during the early years of my life, in fact I was a very overweight 15 year old. As a means to change my weight I joined the air cadets. One of the outdoor pursuits was mountain biking, which I took a shine to, and from there decided to do 2 weeks work experience in a bike shop. I joined their cycling club and from there, the weight dropped off me and my passion for cycling grew.

    After leaving school I worked in bike shops, before moving on to a sales job in engineering. I am now one of the UK’s leading cyclo-cross riders, having started as a junior and progressed through Under 23s, I am now moving up to the seniors. I have represented Great Britain at several World Championships and competed throughout Europe, in World cups and the European championships. I ride for the Hope Technology Factory Team.

    When I was given the opportunity to join the OTE Sports team I jumped at it. I was already using OTE products and knew how they were far superior to their competitors’ products. I was excited about the prospect of working for such a dynamic company.

    It's great to work with products that I'm passionate about and I genuinely want to promote the brand at every opportunity. I'm looking forward to growing with the company and also furthering my race career with the help of the OTE performance centre and products.

  • David Jefferis

    Account manager

    50-100 Mile Cycling sportive competitior…
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    Just because we are training or racing hard and need to fuel our efforts, doesn’t mean we should have to compromise on the quality, taste, texture and ingredients of our nutrition.

    Maybe this is why I remained rather ‘old school’ in my outlook on sports specific nutrition for a long time. I didn’t want to have to train my body to be able to cope with the products that were available.

    However, at OTE we’ve developed a range of natural, high fruit content, great tasting products that deliver the right amount of energy just when we need it and don’t upset your stomach.

    I would class myself as a determined amateur sports person who likes to take part and compete in a range of events, running 10k’s to marathons, cycling 50-100 mile sportives and heading to the hills for trekking and ski-touring. After all the long hard training, I like to do as well as I can in an event and it’s good to know I’ve got OTE’s, award winning, nutrition to help me do the best I can on the day.

At OTE we believe

OTE Sports was born from our desire to do better things.

As athletes, we strive to push the limits to achieve our personal best. We've spent the last twenty years improving our performance, adapting everything from our equipment to our training, to get the edge on our competitors. Sports nutrition has come a long way since the early days; the energy drink revolutionised fuelling on-the-go, but still left much to be desired. So the saying goes, "do things better or do better things."

Putting Athletes First

The OTE Sports brand has been created with you, fellow athletes and sports enthusiasts, in mind. Our range of naturally flavoured energy products and recovery drinks have been developed by experienced sports nutritionists and athletes, the professionals who know exactly what you want and what you need.

At OTE Sports you'll find no marketing spin on making you super human. We aim to demystify sports nutrition and offer clarity on good nutritional practices for athletes; this allows you to make an educated choice on which products to buy, and understand when to use them to improve your performance or general fitness.

We are also excited to unveil our exclusive DualDelivery packet for the OTE Sports range. The unique packet design provides two easy-tear perforations for flexible pouring; the perfect solution to dispensing OTE Energy Drinks into different sized bottles, and to sip or gulp OTE Energy Gels if you’re on-the-go.

No matter where you push your limits, OTE will help you achieve your personal best. Give yourself the edge.

It's all about flavour

Our sports nutrition range is naturally flavoured; we've not compromised on flavour for the sake of functionality! Our products have been developed to satisfy your taste buds, with no overwhelming flavours, no misleading descriptions, no compromise in functionality, and no let downs.

Goodness In = Greatness Out

We care what goes into our bodies and expect it to deliver. Our OTE Sports nutrition products are free from artificial sweeteners and colours, and have been developed to help you hydrate, fuel, perform or recover.

Dedication

We're not sales people; we're athletes and experts in nutrition. Customer service starts and ends with us, so if you want to know more about OTE Sports, our products or just have a chat about the weather, you can speak to us directly at the OTE bunker. We love to talk!

Proud To Be British

As they say, home is where the heart is. OTE Sports nutrition products are researched, designed, developed, manufactured and tested here in Great Britain. We strive to support the British sports industry and nurture home grown talent from ground level up. Bring out the bunting!

Transparency

Our mission is to make sports nutrition simpler; no marketing spin, just real, straightforward nutritional advice for all athletes.

Do What You Love

Love What You Do! OTE Sports is born from over twenty years of sporting passion; no matter where you push your limits-running, swimming, cycling, football or the gym-love every moment and let us share the passion together.

Our History

July 2012

The idea of a new way to do sports nutrition was born. Producing naturally flavoured products which matched taste and functionality and had a packaging system that works in the way customers use it.

September 2012

OTE Sports Ltd was incorporated.

April 2013

We moved into The OTE Bunker, 90 Berry Lane, Longridge, Preston, PR3 3WH

Read more about our history