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.
See highlights from 2018 below
The 2019 event will open for entries in November 2018
The deadline for entries will be 15th February 2019
Finalists will be announced in March 2019
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.
“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