The official deadline for entries into the Sports Business Awards 2017 has passed however late entries are still being accepted in some categories. If you still wish to enter then apply for an extension here

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.

Welcome to the Sports Business Awards.

The Sports Business Awards 2017 is from the same team which produces the highly successful Football Business Awards. Launched 5 years ago the Football Business Awards celebrates the very best in football business and attracts 500 attendees to the ceremony every November.

I agreed to be on the judging panel because as someone that has been involved in sport for most of my life, 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.  

I am looking for passion, dedication and commitment within their roles. An individual is only as good as the team around him/her.  

Sir Steve Redgrave, Five times Rowing Olympic gold medal winner

It’s 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.

The Sports Business Awards will encourage business to keep up the good work, and contribute to the national development of sports. 

I’ll be interested to see the creative way businesses engage themselves into the community in a flawless manor, and how they manage to cross every border, whether male/female, young and old, creed or colour to make their product or service fit.

Colin Jackson, World, Commonwealth and European champion hurdler

These brand new awards have been conceived to celebrate the hard work and successes of individuals and teams who make the 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.

Designed to celebrate the vital influence of business within sport the awards will recognise the organisations, teams and individuals who excel in a variety of business, CSR and sports governance disciplines.

The lunchtime Awards Ceremony will be at the Brewery in Central London on Friday June 2nd, 2017.