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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The Football Business Awards Kicks Off Its Second Season
Entries Now Open For This Year’s Awards
Following the huge success of last year’s Football Business Awards, entries are now open.
Various categories recognizing the different endeavours within the business of football are available and will be judged by some of the biggest names in the industry including Karren Brady, Vice-Chairman of West Ham United FC, and Bruce Buck, Chairman of Chelsea FC.
Simon Burton, co-founder of the FBA, said ‘We are very excited to announce that entries are now open for the second year of the Football Business Awards. Last year’s awards were an astounding success and we’re hoping to build on that with so many great sponsors and partners on board. This year’s categories span elements of the sector from best use of technology to best community scheme, which we hope will inspire an array of entries from as many different clubs and organizations as we saw last year. The awards provide a great platform for those working within football to be recognized by their peers and establish themselves as true industry leaders. ’
After the first ever FBA ceremony was held at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge last November, the event will now return to the same venue on 7th November 2013. This year’s event will be sponsored by Sports Revolution, International Foreign UK, Stream UK, Peachy Productions and Agilysys; whilst also being supported by iSportConnect.
This year’s nominated charity is the Willow Foundation, which provides special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds; Bob Wilson, Founder and Life President of the Foundation, is a member of this year’s judging panel.
All entries for this year’s awards must be submitted before 17.00 p.m. on 15th July 2013.
The categories for this year’s Football Business Awards are as follows:
Best UK Club Marketing Campaign
Best Overseas Club Marketing Campaign
Best Business Serving Football - up to £2m turnover (non professional service)
Best Business Serving Football - over £2m turnover (non professional service)
Best use of Social Media in Football
Best Football Club Hospitality
Best / Most Innovative use of Technology by Clubs
Best/Most Innovative use of Technology in Football
Best Football Community Scheme
Best Corporate Social Responsibility Scheme
Best Non-match Day use of Venue
Football Brand of the Year
Best Professional Service Business Serving Football
Best Retail / Merchandise Initiative
Club Sponsorship / Partnership of the Year
Football Sponsorship / Partnership of the Year
Football Business Writer of the Year
Innovation Award

For more information, please contact ENS at 020 7934 9030.

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