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THE 2017 Sports Business Awards Winners Revealed

02 June 2017 16:45

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE 2017 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS WINNERS REVEALED

Premiership Rugby, Manchester City F.C., Jockey Club Services, Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, Arsenal F.C. and England Hockey were amongst the winners announced today at the inaugural Sports Business Awards.

Celebrating the vital influence of business with sport, the winners are representatives from a number of sporting disciplines, including football, mass participation charity events, rugby, equestrian sports, tennis and hockey.

Simon Burton, co-founder of the Sports Business Awards, commented: “It’s important to recognise both the business units within sport responsible for commercial success and the professional services and businesses dedicated to supporting the sport itself, without them sport around the world would not be what it is today. Congratulations to all the winners!”

Sir Steve Redgrave, five times Rowing Olympic gold medal winner and judge of the Sports Business Awards said: “I know how important it is to recognise all the areas that are involved in delivering sport. So these awards are most welcome and will recognise outstanding achievement.”

The winners are:
BEST MASS PARTICIPATION EVENT
- Winner: Cancer Research UK – Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life Pretty Muddy
- Silver: Royal Bank of Canada – RBC V Series
- Bronze: Royal Parks Foundation – Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

BEST IN SPORTS MEDIA
- Winner: Dunsar Media – insidethegames.biz
- Silver: Football Whispers
- Bronze: Sky Sports – Sky Sports Snapchat

BEST MATCH (OR GAME) DAY EXPERIENCE
- Winner: Premiership Rugby – The Aviva Premiership Rugby Final 2016
- Silver: Chelsea Football Club
- Bronze: NTT DATA / The Open Championship

SPORTS TECH OF THE YEAR – FOR SPORT AND IN SPORT
- Winner: Adi.tv & Supponor
- Silver: STATSports
- Bronze: Peak UK – Racer ST

BEST SPORTS CLUB / SPORTS EVENT HOSPITALITY
- Winner: Keith Prowse – The Gatsby Club – The Championships, Wimbledon
- Silver: Lord’s Cricket Ground – Captains’ Lounge Hospitality package
- Bronze: Manchester City Football Club

BEST OPERATIONS TEAM
- Winner: MTD Olympic Games Rio Project Team
- Silver: Brighton & Hove Albion FC
- Bronze: Cancer Research UK Events Team

BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRM IN SPORT
- Winner: Shakespeare Martineau LLP
- Silver: Jockey Club Services
- Bronze: Haysmacintyre

BEST SPORTS CHARITY, COMMUNITY AND CSR
- Winner: Access Sport CIO
- Silver: Everton in the Community
- Bronze: GreaterSport

BEST NON-MATCH DAY USE OF VENUE
- Winner: Manchester City Football Club – Cityzens Weekend
- Silver: Everton Football Club – Goodison Park
- Bronze: Lancashire County Cricket Club - Emirates Old Trafford


BEST SMALL BUSINESS SERVING SPORT (less than 20 employees)
- Winner: Goodform
- Silver: Designwerk
- Bronze: ILG Business Ltd

BEST BUSINESS SERVING SPORT (more than 20 employees)
- Winner: School Lettings Solutions
- Silver: MTD International B.V.
- Bronze: Adi.tv

BEST SPORTS EVENT OF THE YEAR
- Winner: Harlequins – Harlequins Big Game 9
- Silver: Professional Darts Corporation – World Darts Championship
- Bronze: British Cycling – 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

BEST FAN ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMME
- Winner: Arsenal Football Club – Junior Gunners
- Silver: Rewards4Racing Limited – Rewards4Racing
- Bronze: Liverpool FC – LFC WORLD
SPORTS INNOVATION AWARD
- Winner: Jockey Club Services
- Silver: Table Tennis England
- Bronze: InCrowd – TribeCast

BEST SPORTS GOVERNING BODY INITIATIVE
- Winner: England Hockey – To become a Nation where Hockey Matters
- Silver: Euroleague Basketball – Euroleague Basketball launches first ever true league in European professional sports
- Bronze: British Canoeing – National Go Canoeing Week


For a full list of details visit www.SportsBusinessAwards.co.uk


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Email: charlotte.parham@exposurecom.com

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Email: Simon.Burton@Exposurecom.com


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We’re imaginative, enterprising, occasionally eccentric and very well connected. We fascinated by the opportunities that combining social media and events creates and the way in which “technology” and “live” can work together. We’re as likely to delight in a well-crafted tweet as a well-organised trade-show or brilliantly executed PR campaign.

We have worked on events, projects and campaigns of all shapes and sizes, all around the world. Our clients include venues, destinations, event service suppliers and event organisers. We understand dynamics of these businesses and the event industry landscape which means our creative ideas are always underscored by commercial realism.

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