The finalists for the Football Business Awards 2016 have been announced and are a fascinating mix of different types and sizes of companies and clubs.

The companies shortlisted this year range from Architects, Lawyers, Caterers and Marketing Agencies, to Major Sponsors, Tech companies, Recruitment consultants and Banks. All of the top clubs from the 2015/16 season are involved as well as an increasing number of clubs from the lower divisions. To see the full list of finalists click here.

To download a preview of the event with summaries of all the shortlisted submissions click here.

The Awards winners will be announced at a prestigious black tie dinner at the Emirates stadium on Thursday 3rd November. With 500 guests expected on the night and some great entertainment on show it promises to be a fantastic event so make sure you are part of it by reserving your tickets here.

2015 Awards Highlights

The Football Business Awards recognise and reward the hard work that takes place to support the success of the game. This is the national event at which all the achievements off the pitch are celebrated at the end of each year.

With an illustrious judging panel selected for their particular experience and expertise the FBA’s has grown into a significant annual networking event. The awards are becoming more and more difficult to win every year, and an increasingly valuable marketing badge for those who manage to do so.

Now in their 5th year the 2016 ceremony will be held at the Emirates Stadium, one of the world’s most breath-taking sporting arenas, not only as a pioneering football stadium, but also a groundbreaking meetings and events venue. At the ceremony there will also be a Global Football Ambassador award presented which in recent years has been given to Sir Trevor Brooking and Sir Bobby Charlton.