Finalists Announced

Many thanks to all those who entered the Sports Business Awards 2018. Congratulations to all our well deserved finalists.

The winners will be announced at the lunch time ceremony at The Brewery, London on Friday 1st June 2018. Book your place at the awards now.

The Sports Business Awards were conceived to celebrate the hard work and achievements of individuals and teams who make sporting success possible; the organisers, the suppliers, the designers, the administrators, the advisors, the technologists, the marketers and the companies who ensure that the business of sport, in all its various and myriad forms, happens successfully.

The judging panel is made up of CEOs across all sports alongside individuals whose knowledge, expertise and experience gives them special insight into the challenges and demands of sports business success. One of the judges Colin Jackson said “It’s so important that businesses get recognition for the time, effort and money they invest into sport. Many of our great champions would not have made it to the top without this commitment.”

“I’m pleased to be part of such a distinguished judging panel. It is so important to recognise the people behind the scenes who actually make sport tick, both at grassroots level and professionally. The first event last year sounded like a huge success so I am delighted to be on board”
Sally Gunnell, World Champion Athelete

“I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the inaugural Sports Business Awards last year, so am delighted to return and intrigued to see how the entries in the various categories have evolved over the past 12 months.

We care passionately about innovation at the European Tour, both digitally and in relation to format. This is helping us lead the transformation of global golf and so I will be particularly keen on submissions which are innovative, and which embrace originality and inventiveness.”
Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour

The Sports Business Awards is now an award winning event itself, having been named “Best Awards Event in 2017” at the PPA Connect Awards in it’s first year – see highlights below and a review of the launch event last year.

Entries will be accepted online until 16th February 2018. The finalists will be announced in late March and the lunchtime ceremony will be held at the Brewery in London on Friday 1st June 2018.

Video highlights

Sport isn’t all about glitz and glamour. It’s about hard work, preparation and dedication. It’s about the organisation, planning and creativity of teams behind the scenes, which allows extraordinary things to take place on the field of play. It’s about connection and commitment to communities. In the modern world good sport and good business are inextricably linked.

Be part of the Sports Business Awards 2018. Enter now.