Finalists of the Inaugural Football Business Awards Announced

By Community | September 19, 2012

The finalists of the inaugural Football Business Awards, help recognising excellence and effectiveness in the business of football have been announced.

Best Club Marketing Campaign in the UK – Sponsored by Kitbag

Finalists

  • Arsenal Media Group
  • Aston Villa FC
  • Everton FC
  • Manchester City FC
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

 

Best Business Serving Football – up to £2m turnover – Sponsored by Stream UK

Finalists

  • Stadium Experience
  • The Aspire Group / Coventry FC
  • Quest for Future Solutions /
    Manchester United’s Environmental Management Action Group (EMAG)
  • Freestyle Football Federation
  • Piglets Pantry – Brighton & Hove Albion FC
  • defibshop.co.uk
  • Statsports Technologies

 

Best use of Social Media in Football – Sponsored by Sports Revolution

Finalists

  • Arsenal Media Group
  • Manchester City FC
  • StreamUK
  • The Football Association
  • We R Interactive
  • Opta
  • WhoScored.com (Next-Game)
  • Samsung Electronics

 

Best Match Day Catering

Finalists

  • Aston Villa FC
  • Chelsea FC
  • Azure
  • Elior
  • Lindley Venue Catering

 

Best / Most Innovative use of Technology by Clubs – Sponsored by Agilysys

Finalists

  • Stream UK / Liverpool FC
  • FC Internazionale Milano
  • Fortress GB / Brighton FC
  • Imagineear / Arsenal FC
  • Manchester City FC

 

Best / Most Innovative use of Technology (Football Business) – Sponsored by Agilysys Agile Bi

Finalists

  • Atlas Premium Brands
  • Upshot
  • Performa Sports
  • Cavendish Imaging
  • Teamer
  • Prozone Sports
  • WhoScored.com (Next-Game)

 

 

Best Club Community Scheme

Finalists

  • The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation
  • QPR in the Community Trust
  • Everton in the Community
  • Wolves Community Trust
  • Albion In The Community
  • Saints Foundation

 

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Scheme

Finalists

  • FC Internazionale Milano
  • Barclays Spaces for Sports & The Football Foundation
  • Standard Chartered Bank / Liverpool FC
  • Manchester City FC
  • Football Foundation

 

Venue Team of the Year – Sponsored by Arena Seating

Finalists

  • Aston Villa FC
  • The American Express Community Stadium – Brighton FC
  • Chelsea FC
  • Stadium of Light – Sunderland FC

 

Best Club Marketing Campaign Overseas – JSP Jordan Sports Partnerships

Finalists

  • Colorado Rapids Soccer Club
  • Coritiba FC
  • FC Internazionale Milano
  • SpecialOne / FC Zenit
  • Club Brugge
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Best Business Serving Football – over £2m turnover – Sponsored by isportconnect

Finalists

  • Continental Tyre Group
  • Harvey & Son (Lewis)
  • Kitbag
  • Lindley Venue Catering
  • Prozone Sports
  • StreamUK

 

Best Professional Service Business Serving Football

Finalists

  • KSS Design Group
  • Pinsent Masons
  • redboxdesign group
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Walker Morris

 

Best Retail / Merchandise Initiative – Sponsored by sportbusiness

Finalists

  • Aston Villa FC
  • ATB Games
  • Brighton & Hove Albion FC
  • Lindley Venue Catering
  • MOC Games
  • Randers FC / Loyal Solutions

 

Club Sponsorship / Partnership of the Year

Finalists

  • American Express / Brighton & Hove Albion FC
  • Aston Villa FC / Macron
  • Circle Agency: Manchester City FC / EA Sports
  • Samsung Electronics / Swindon FC
  • UCFB (University College of Football Business) / Burnley FC
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers FC / LaSer UK

 

Sponsorship / Partnership of the Year (Football Business)

Finalists

  • ESPN / Budweiser
  • The FA / Mars
  • Vauxhall / Carat Sponsorship
  • Barclays Spaces for Sports & The Football Foundation

 

The Football Business Awards ceremony will be held at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge on November 8th and is designed to recognise the essential role that business plays in football, bronchi | the positive impact of football on the community and vital role played by the businesses which serve the game. The awards are open to clubs and to any business connected to football. To book tables to the event go to the website at http://footballbusinessawards.com/booking.html