Football Business Awards field impressive shortlist




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The best in the business have been shortlisted across 16 categories in this year’s prestigious Football Business Awards to take place in London on November 22.

Since 2012, the awards have showcased the remarkable off-pitch achievements of agencies, clubs, sponsors, businesses and partners, all involved in driving the success of the national game from professional through to grassroots level.

This year’s finalists, including Premier League clubs Chelsea FC, Brighton & Hove Albion, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton and Arsenal, alongside La Liga team FC Barcelona, will be judged by a panel of 23 distinguished football executives before the winners are announced at the awards ceremony at City Central at the HAC.

 Simon Burton, Co-founder of the Football Business Awards, said: “This year’s finalists epitomise the spirit of football and the growing commercial success of clubs and businesses dedicated to the game. The business of football is critical to ensuring we can all continue to enjoy the sport we love and it gives us great pleasure to see these finalists fuelling the industry with innovation and initiatives that go above and beyond what we’ve seen before.”

 AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Beyond 90
Goal Studios

InCrowd

Reading Room

Seven League

WePlay


BEST BRAND ACTIVATION INVOLVING A CLUB

Chelsea FC and Joe Wicks

FC Barcelona and Beko

Leicester City FC with Adidas

Manchester City FC & SAP – Momentum Worldwide

Manchester United with #Alexis7

Norwich City FC & bidstack


BEST BRAND ACTIVATION INVOLVING FOOTBALL

Carabao Energy Drink & #WeAreFemaleFans (W Communications)

DFL & Bundesliga

EE & Wembley Stadium (The Sports Presentation Company)

NISSAN & UEFA Champions League (Goal Studios)

The PFA and Bristol Street Motors (SN&CK Media)


BEST CLUB MARKETING INITIATIVE – NON-PREMIER LEAGUE

Aston Villa FC

Bristol Rovers FC

Derby County FC (AMP Global Media)

St Johnstone FC

Sunderland FC

Wigan Athletic FC


BEST CLUB MARKETING INITIATIVE – PREMIER LEAGUE

Brighton & Hove Albion FC

Chelsea FC’s ‘Tour of the Champions’

Liverpool FC/Octagon/This Means More

Manchester United FC STAYUNITED Campaign

Stoke City FC – City7s

Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust


BEST CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SCHEME

Albion in the Community

Everton in the Community

Huddersfield Town FC

Luton Town FC

Swansea City FC

The Aston Villa Foundation


BEST FAN ENGAGEMENT BY CLUB

Aston Villa FC

Cardiff City FC

Chelsea FC

Everton FC

Fulham FC

Huddersfield Town FC

Leicester City FC & DJS Research

Portsmouth FC


BEST FOOTBALL CLUB HOSPITALITY

Arsenal FC

Brighton & Hove Albion FC

Liverpool FC

Manchester City FC

St Johnstone FC

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC


BEST FOOTBALL COMMUNITY SCHEME – NON-PREMIER LEAGUE

Cardiff City FC Community Foundation

Derby County Community Trust

English Football League (EFL)

Kew Park Rangers

Kick It Out

Luton Town FC Community Trust

Pompey in the Community: Portsmouth FC


BEST FOOTBALL COMMUNITY SCHEME – PREMIER LEAGUE

Albion in the Community (Brighton & Hove Albion FC)

Everton in the Community

Newcastle United Foundation

Saints Foundation, Charity of Southampton FC

Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust

West Ham United Foundation


BEST LARGE BUSINESS SERVING FOOTBALL

adi.tv

KSS

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Onside Law

STATSports Group Ltd

StreamAMG

Thomas Cook Sport


BEST SMALL BUSINESS SERVING FOOTBALL

Beyond 90

ESF Events

Goodform

ILG Business Ltd

Oaks Consultancy

The Sporting Memories Foundation

WePlay

Zeelo


BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN FOOTBALL

Catapult Sports

EA Sports & Monterosa

EFL

Elite Skills Arena

Manchester United FC

STATSports Group Ltd

StreamAMG

Swansea City FC and Other Media


INNOVATION AWARD

adi.tv & Supponor

Everton FC

Fanatics

Manchester City FC

Southampton FC

STATSports Group Ltd

Swansea City FC and Other Media

Tottenham Hotspur – Seven League and Animal Vegetable Mineral


SPONSORSHIP / PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR

Everton FC & Blackwell Global

FC Barcelona & Beko

Hull City FC & SportPesa

Manchester City & UBTECH

Norwich City FC & Aviva

Stoke City FC & The Top Eleven Academy



BEST CLUB & SUPPORTERS GROUP RELATIONSHIP – in partnership with Supporters Direct

Cambridge United FC and Cambridge Fans United

Fulham FC and Fulham Supporters Trust

Portsmouth FC and Pompey Supporters Trust

Rochdale AFC and Dale Supporters Trust

West Bromwich Albion FC and Proud Baggies

Southend United FC and Shrimpers Supporters Trust

 This year, the Football Business Awards ceremony will take place at City Central at the HAC on 22 November.

 The 2017 Awards saw the likes of Manchester City FC, Chelsea FC, Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Leicester City FC recognised across a number of categories, with Daniel Levy of Tottenham Hotspur winning fcbusiness Football CEO of the Year and John Motson OBE receiving the illustrious Global Football Ambassador award.

For a full list of judges, categories and for further details, visit www.FootballBusinessAwards.com
Credit: fcbusiness.co.uk

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