Ray Stubbs and Mark Lawrenson were the hosts for the second annual Football Business Awards on 7th November where 480 gathered at Chelsea Football Club to find out which clubs and businesses in the football industry have been excelling off rather than on the pitch.
Among the recipients of awards was Richard Scudamore who was presented an outstanding achievement award by Bruce Buck the Chairman of Chelsea. Opta picked up two awards, Chelsea, Man City and Cardiff were some of the clubs picking up silverware and and the CEO of the year was Paul Barber from Brighton. To see the full list of winners click here. Guests managed to raise a fantastic £6697 on the night for our nominated charity The Willow Foundation.
"Congratulations on a truly sensational awards ceremony with an increased attendance on last year whilst delivering an actual uplift in quality in the room. With senior officials from a wide range of clubs and the best in breed businesses that serve them in attendance. I cannot recommend this event, nor praise the team high enough. You managed to raise the bar and put together an event of real quality, substance and style which is sure to become a permanent fixture within the diaries of all of the leading professionals within the football industry. Well done."
Dominic Jordan - Managing Director, Jordan Sports Partnerships
"A really good night and a great chance to network with other football clubs"
Paul Motion - Development Manager, Fulham Football Club Foundation
"Excellent evening! No complaints at all. Great food, well organised and well hosted ."
Paul Gibson, Chief Executive Officer, PureNet
To download the Awards Ceremony Guide click here.
David Sheepshanks, Chairman of St George’s Park, said: "These Football Business Awards are so important to the industry and the recognition that they bring to the leading operators in their various fields is invaluable. It is not only the many, diverse elements that comprise the business of Football that make it so compelling but also the constant need to adapt and change, to embrace the continual advances in sports science and technology that keep it so vibrant"
Now in their second year the Football Business Awards were 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.