Our Team - Product and Sales Managers

Mike Ford - Baseball, Softball and Rounders

Mike joined Ransome Sporting Goods in 2007 after a background of working in a sports retail environment. Mike is the specialist baseball and softball sales manager, having played the sports extensively in this university days. Since then his knowledge has been strengthened by working closely with the Louisville Slugger and Baden brands. He has been responsible for the development of the Bronx brand and the unique Fastball range. 

Mike's experience in the sport has developed further after working for several years for the company with the national governing body, Baseball & Softball UK as well as many members of the baseball and softball community. Part of Mike's role is to attend baseball and softball events representing the Louisville Slugger and Baden brands.

Laura Hall - Racket Sports

Laura joined Ransome Sporting Goods in 1983 when she was the North East's leading lady squash player. Since then she has developed her knowledge of squash further, being a leading coach in the region and working inside the regional governing body.

She has been instrumental in establishing the Sure Shot Squash and Badminton range as well as being responsible for the development of the Ransome brand products for tennis and racketball. This includes working with Badminton England with the introduction of the new 'The Racket Pack' programme. Laura also worked very closely with Derek Talbot in the establishment of the Talbot Torro badminton range.

Eeva Liimola – Basketball and Netball

Eeva Liimola joined the company in July 2020 having recently completed a degree in Sport and Business Management from the University of Brighton.

Eeva has a great deal of knowledge and experience in basketball having played it for more than 15 years at a high level, competing in many international competitions. Eeva is also a qualified basketball coach with 5 years experience, working at an international level with her national governing body in Finland.

Cameron Lowe – Games Room

Cameron Lowe joined Ransome Sporting Goods in September 2018 after completing a degree in Computer and Forensics Science at the University of Teeside.

Beginning in an administrative role within the company Cameron has progressed through the company and upon Ransome Sporting Goods being presented with the opportunity to become the UK Distributor for Roberto Sports Cameron was appointed the Product manager for the range of Table Football products.

Phil McCallum – Table Tennis

Phil McCallum joined Ransome Sporting Goods in 2017 and has an extensive knowledge of table tennis. Phil is a UKCC Level 3 Coach and has coached the Scottish National Teams at all levels since 2006, as well as coaching over 20 Scottish National Champions.

Phil is involved at International level where he is a prominent member of the ITTF Equipment committee, he is also the European Director for the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation and is also on the European Youth Committee.