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Announcing the Football Business Awards 2013

Fri 22nd Feb 2013 | Football Industry Events

fcbusiness are proud to announce that we will once again be an official media partner to the Football Business Awards for 2013.

Now in their second year the Football Business Awards are designed to celebrate excellence and acknowledge success in the business of football. The Awards 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 inaugural event in 2012 attracted 450 senior representatives from clubs and business working in football – not just from the UK but around the world. This year’s awards ceremony will once again be a glittering gala dinner hosted by Chelsea FC, one of South West London's most prestigious venues. We anticipate an audience of over 500 will attend what promises to be a thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable occasion for all who attend.

For 2013 we have once again gathered together an esteemed panel of judges including CEO's from some of the most respected football clubs in the UK

Last year saw the introduction of one of the football industry’s most prestigious awards – the fcbusiness Football CEO of the Year award, which was won by Karren Brady for her excellent work at West Ham.

There will be various award categories covering the full range of businesses involved in serving the industry. The categories range from best club marketing campaign, best use of technology through to best club community scheme. (See below for award categories from 2012)

New voting system for Football CEO of the Year award

  • A new CEO’s CEO will be implemented for 2013.
  • The CEO’s of the top 100 football clubs across the UK will get to vote for the winner.
  • We will give each CEO a chance to vote for their top 3 CEO's - then the voting is based on a point system, they give 3 points to their top, 2 points to their second and 1 point to their third choice.
  • The top 5 CEO’s with the most votes will make the shortlist and the one with the most votes become the winner.


Award Categories

The categories for the Football Awards 2013 will be announced in early April. To be notified when these are published please register your interest at www.footballbusinessawards.com/enquiries.html

To give you a flavour of types of categories which will be open for entry see the list from 2012 below.

Best Club Marketing Campaign in the UK

Best Business Serving Football - up to £2m turnover

Best use of Social Media in Football

Best Match Day Catering

Best / Most Innovative use of Technology by Clubs

Best / Most Innovative use of Technology (Football Business)

Best Club Community Scheme

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Scheme

Venue Team of the Year

Best Club Marketing Campaign Overseas

Best Business Serving Football - over £2m turnover

Best Professional Service Business Serving Football

Best Retail / Merchandise Initiative

Club Sponsorship / Partnership of the Year

Sponsorship / Partnership of the Year (Football Business)

fcbusiness Magazine Football CEO of the Year Award


Helping to ensure the success of the first year’s awards was the quality of the judging panel. Judges are all influential figures from within football and the wider business community. All share a passion for the game and an understanding of the importance of recognition for the many businesses which support it.

"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

"We can all see that there is clearly a place for this event within the football community.  And no doubt it is now firmly cemented into everyone’s diaries."
 Claire Stokes - Founder, Managing Director, Circle Agency

"Good mix of people, good venue and awards ceremony"
Vange Kourentis - Group Commercial Director, Sports Revolution

"I thought the event was excellent. For any event to have such a good turn out in its first year you should feel proud of what the team pulled together."
Neil Meredith - www.digitalgoals.co.uk

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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