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Awards success really does translate into a commercial return according to these winners from last year’s Football Business Awards.

“Winning the Best Business Serving Football category in the Football Business Awards was a tremendous achievement for PureNet. It raised our profile in what is a core marketplace allowing us to showcase the breadth and quality of work we have done with football clubs such as West Ham, West Brom and Birmingham City. Shortly after the award we won the contract to develop Norwich City FC’s retail website, which went live last month and is the first responsively designed eCommerce site in the Premiership. I have no doubt that being an award winner in the Football Business Awards directly contributed to this success.”
Paul Doherty – Sales and Marketing Director, PureNet


“Winning a Football Business Award has had an extremely positive impact for our business both internally and externally. Without a doubt the award has further enhanced our credentials within the football service industry, whether dealing with existing clients or future prospects. Furthermore, it also serves as powerful recognition and reward to all our staff, because without their continued hard work and enthusiasm the achievement would not have been possible.”

Steve McGuinness – Managing Director, Bluefin Sport

“To have been awarded this prestigious award for two years in succession is a fantastic testament for all the hard work that we at Everton in the Community put in day in day out. The critically acclaimed programmes that we deliver at Everton are at the forefront of tackling social issues across Merseyside and our work is regularly recognised on both a national and international level. Awards of this stature help to bring further recognition, appreciation and respect to Everton in the Community which is renowned worldwide as being one of the leading lights of Premier League community schemes.”
Denise Barrett-Baxendale – Chief Executive Officer, Everton in the Community

"From a club/marketing department perspective we are very proud to have won the 13/14 FB award for ‘Best Marketing campaign’. It is always nice to be recognised amongst your peers for doing an outstanding job. The biggest benefit for us is being able to use the award internally to recognise a group of talented individuals, and of course celebrate their success. Does success motivate them and other people within the business? I believe it does. But has winning changed/affected our work? I’d say no. We have a fantastic group of people that push the marketing boundaries and strive for improvement each and every day. On top of this we have a very supportive board who have always backed ideas and continue to invest in people and technology."
Russell Jones – Head of Marketing and Communications, Aston Villa Football Club


“It was an honour to be recognised for our hard work and technological innovation in the fields of CRM & social media at the Football Business Awards. The award put QPR in the spotlight among sporting rights holders and gave the club positive exposure in domestic and international industry press. The event itself was very well organised and offered an unrivalled opportunity to network with other football industry professionals.”
Jon Davies – CRM and Digital Marketing Manager, Queens Park Rangers