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Football Business Awards Winners Announced

Fri 9th Nov 2012 | Football Industry Events

Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea FC, hosted over 450 football business grandees last night in a black-tie ceremony to announce the winners of the first ever Football Business Awards.

Designed to recognise success off rather than on the pitch, the sixteen categories were fiercely contested by clubs and business working in football – not just from the UK but around the world.

The ceremony was hosted by Sky Sports News Vicky Gomersall and comedian Ian Moore with entertainment provided by holder of 5 world records and Freestyle Football Champion, Dan Magness.

"The Football Business Awards 2012 dinner was immensely enjoyable.  Besides giving us a forum to mix and converse with our colleagues, we were able to give due recognition to those in our industry who are at the top of their game." Bruce Buck, Chairman, Chelsea FC

Winners of the 2012 awards are:


  • Best Club Marketing Campaign in the UK - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
  • Best Business Serving Football up to £2m turnover - Statsports Technologies
  • Highly Commended - Piglets Pantry
  • Best Use of Social Media in Football - The Football Association
  • Highly Commended - Arsenal Media Group
  • Best Match Day Catering - Azure part of Elior UK
  • Best/Most Innovative use of Technology by Clubs - Manchester City FC
  • Highly Commended - FC Internationale Milano
  • Best/Most Innovative use of Technology (Football Business) - Teamer
  • Best Club Community Scheme - Everton in the Community
  • Highly Commended - Tottenham Hotspur Foundation
  • Best Corporate Social Responsibility Scheme - Standard Chartered Bank - Seeing is Believing
  • Venue Team of the Year - The American Express Community Stadium - Brighton & Hove Albion FC
  • Best Club Marketing Campaign Overseas - Coritiba Foot Ball Club
  • Best Business Serving Football over £2m turnover - Continental Tyre Group
  • Best Professional Service Business Serving Football - redboxdesign group
  • Best Retail/Merchandise Initiative - Aston Villa FC
  • Club Sponsorship/Partnership of the Year - Manchester City FC/ EA Sports (Circle Agency)
  • Sponsorship Partnership of the Year (Football Business) - Barclays Spaces for Sports & The Football Foundation
  • fcbusiness Magazine Football CEO of the Year - Karren Brady


A full review of the Awards ceremony will feature in the next issue of fcbusiness magazine due out this month.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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