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Huw Jenkins Wins Top Prize At Football Business Awards

Fri 6th Nov 2015 | Football Industry Events

Football executives from across the UK gathered in London for the annual Football Business Awards which saw Huw Jenkins walk away with the overall fcbusiness Football CEO of the Year award sponsored by TopTix Sport.

At a glittering awards ceremony held at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium last night (5th Nov), Swansea City’s Chairman, Huw Jenkins was chosen as overall CEO of the Year from the five divisional winners by a panel at fcbusiness.

Explaining some of the factors that led to Huw's nomination, fcbusiness Editor, Aaron Gourley, said: "Swansea City FC are real tale of rags to riches and under Huw’s guidance they have gone from strength to strength.

"Huw was the outstanding candidate for this year’s highly prized award with Swansea once again showing progress both on and off the field, something that was noted by his peers who voted for him.

“With strong leadership and a clear vision they have made great progress no only on the pitch, which saw them finish 8th place in the Premier League last season, but also across the club's business functions.”

The annual Football Business Awards which celebrate the very best of football business saw Sir Trevor Brooking honoured with the Global Football Ambassador award.

With competition tight, West Ham United were winners of the award for Best Marketing of a Football Club, Designwerk won Best Business Serving Football (up to £2m) and, for the second year running, ADI took the prize for Best Business Serving Football (over £2m).

Chelsea FC celebrated picking up the award for Best Matchday Experience with Tottenham Hotspur taking the award for Best Non-matchday Use of a Venue.

Aston Villa walked away with the Best Fan Engagement by a Club award and Everton celebrated picking up the award for Best/Most Innovative Use of Technology.

Simon Burton, Director of the Football Business Awards, added, "Today business and football are strongly connected, with fans taking a vested interest in events off the pitch as well as on it.

"Football’s role within the UK is incredibly influential with the sport able to make a real difference in communities, whether social, charitable or educational.

"It is important therefore that the work football undertakes is inspirational and exceptional and the entrants into this year’s FBAs reflect that."

fcbusiness will feature a full review of the awards in December's issue (90).

Full List of winners:

The Mo Hero Award

Dagenham & Redbridge with West & Coe

fcbusiness CEO of the Year - The Premier League

Huw Jenkins - Swansea City

fcbusiness CEO of the Year - The Championship

Jez Moxey - Wolverhampton Wanderers

fcbusiness CEO of the Year - League One

Bob Symns - Peterborough United

fcbusiness CEO of the Year - League Two

Jason McGill - York City

fcbusiness CEO of the Year - SPFL

Peter Lawwell - Celtic FC

Best Fan Engagement by Club

Aston Villa Football Club

Best Business Serving Football - up to £2m turnover


Best Business Serving Football - over £2m turnover


Best Non-match Day Use of Venue

White Hart Lane, home of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Best Marketing of a Football Club

West Ham United Football Club

Best Club Marketing Initiative -

The Premier League

Southampton Football Club / Mischief PR / Show Your Stripes

Best Club Marketing Initiative -

Non-Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers | #EnjoyTheRide | Season ticket retention

Best Football Club Hospitality 

Arsenal Football Club

Best / Most Innovative use of Technology

Everton Football Club

Best Football Community Scheme -

The Premier League

Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation

Best Football Community Scheme -

Non-Premier League

Albion in the Community

Best Professional Service Business Serving Football


Best Match Day Experience

Chelsea Football Club

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Scheme

Manchester City Football Club

Sponsorship / Partnership of the Year

SAP and the German Football Association

Best Brand Activation Involving Football

Budweiser Dream Goal

The Best Football Club to work for

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club

fcbusiness Football CEO of the Year

Huw Jenkins - Swansea City

Global Football Ambassador

Sir Trevor Brooking


Posted by: Aaron Gourley 



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