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Finalists of the Inaugural Football Business Awards Announced

Wed 19th Sep 2012 | Football Industry Events

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

Best Club Marketing Campaign in the UK - Sponsored by Kitbag


  • 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


  • 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


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


Best Match Day Catering


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


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


  • 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


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


Best Club Community Scheme


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Colorado Rapids Soccer Club
  • Coritiba FC
  • FC Internazionale Milano
  • SpecialOne / FC Zenit
  • Club Brugge


Best Business Serving Football - over £2m turnover – Sponsored by isportconnect


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


Best Professional Service Business Serving Football


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


Best Retail / Merchandise Initiative – Sponsored by sportbusiness


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


Club Sponsorship / Partnership of the Year


  • 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)


  • 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, 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 

Posted by: Aaron Gourley




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