The Whistle Has Been Blown For The 2015 Football Business Awards…

June 25, 2015

Entries Are Now Open For This Year’s Tournament

The Football Business Awards has quickly become established as the annual industry celebration – uniting to reward the critical role played by businesses that work off the pitch, in creating the rich and diverse experience that football is today.

Each year the category awards are fiercely contested with increased entrant numbers bringing annually raised benchmarks of quality. We are expecting no less excitement this year.

The competition for 2015 is now open. The competition culminates in a fantastic evening awards ceremony at Stamford Bridge on the 5th November.

Last year’s finale ceremony was attended by over 500 of the game’s top business leaders and decision makers; showing how important the Awards are considered in the industry calendar.

We are anticipating similar numbers again this year as again we honour and award the very best businesses in Football.

The Award categories embrace a wide spectrum: from small business to companies posting multi-million turnovers; stadium management to family caterers; media and technology to club sponsors and community outreach.

There is a category in which everyone can showcase their individual success, passion, innovation and positive impact. We are delighted that this year’s judging panel retains much of its venerable business talent from previous tournaments,  bolstered by the welcome addition of new names such as Katrien Meire, CEO of Charlton FC; Ben Wright, Commercial Director of the Football League, and Neil Bausor, CEO of Middlesboro FC.

Here are a few reasons for winning – given by those that have won in the past:

“Shortly after the award we won the contract to develop Norwich City FC’s retail website, which went live last month and is the first responsively designed eCommerce site in the Premiership. I have no doubt that being an award winner in the Football Business Awards directly contributed to this success.”  Paul Doherty – Sales and Marketing Director, PureNet

“Without a doubt the award has further enhanced our credentials within the football service industry, whether dealing with existing clients or future prospects.”  Steve McGuinness – Managing Director, Bluefin Sport

“The biggest benefit for us is being able to use the award internally to recognise a group of talented individuals, and of course celebrate their success. Does success motivate them and other people within the business? I believe it does.” Russell Jones – Head of Marketing and Communications, Aston Villa Football Club

Whether you are seeking – staff motivation and retention, the Winner’s Marque to display on your products and promotions, or independent client validation of your ranking high above the competition – then winning an Award can assist your mission.

Entries are now open and must be submitted by July 15th 2015, the cost to enter is £195 plus vat

For more information, competition entry or to register your interest in the awards ceremony,