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Finalists Announced For CEO of the Year Award

Tue 30th Oct 2012 | Football Industry Events

The finalists for the fcbusiness Magazine CEO of the Year Award at this year’s Football Business Awards have been announced.

The finalists for this award were nominated by readers of fcbusiness magazine for their all round contribution to the fortunes of the club over the previous 12 months. 

Following an overwhelming response, the five finalists are: 


  • Robert Elstone - Everton
  • Ivan Gazidis - Arsenal
  • Nigel Clibbens - Huddersfield
  • Karren Brady - West Ham
  • Tony Kleanthous - Barnet


The winner will be decided by the writers and editors of fcbusiness magazine and will be revealed at the awards ceremony being held at Stamford Bridge on 8th November.

Hosted by Sky Sports News Presenter Vicky Gomersall, the Football Business Awards have been designed to celebrate excellence and acknowledge success in the business of football.

The Awards will 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.

With the event now sold out the response to the launch of the Football Business Awards has surpassed all expectations

The awards ceremony will be a black tie dinner on the evening of 8th November starting with a drinks reception at 7pm.

Alongside the awards and gala dinner will be the witty and laconic observations of comedian Ian Moore, a regular on TV and headliner at London's Comedy Store.

See the list of Finalists.

For those wishing to continue the celebrations there will be an exclusive after-party at "Under the Bridge", the music venue positioned underneath Stamford Bridge. Entrance is included in the price of a ticket to the awards dinner.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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