Headline Sponsor

Smith & Williamson
Smith & Williamson is a privately owned accountancy and investment management group, employing around 1,500 people across 12 principal offices throughout the UK and Ireland, and with an international capability in over 100 countries.

Our dedicated sports team offers assistance in personal tax and HMRC returns, pensions and individual savings accounts, as well as providing specialised advice on image rights, investment management and tax investigations. We work alongside clubs, agents, lawyers and financial advisers to effectively manage sports professionals’ financial affairs, and recently we have been working closely with a number of premiership club academies to help educate their younger players on good financial management, and saving for life after football.


Host Sponsor

Arsenal Meetings & Events, Emirates Stadium
Emirates Stadium is one of the world’s most breathtaking sporting arenas; not only as a pioneering football stadium, but also as a groundbreaking meetings and events venue renowned across the UK and throughout Europe. Boasting an array of versatile, modern and luxurious suites it provides everything you would expect of a stage hosting one of the world’s most successful football clubs, and much more. Our dedicated and experienced events team will work with you to create events that are as inspiring as the setting, delivering tailored solutions to ensure every detail is perfected to create a truly memorable experience for you and your guests.


Category Sponsor


StreamAMG (Advanced Media Group) provides European companies with global digital media solutions.

Our experts deal with production, signal acquisition, project management and equipment and are able to integrate with your existing systems and CMS. Our applications are technically excellent, hosted in Europe, and connected to a global CDN.

Our main sectors are: Sports, Education, Corporate, Government/NGO and Media. Our client list is second to none, and includes the BBC, Google, Liverpool FC and the Football League (where our technology powers 90 club video sites).

By aligning solutions to objectives, and pricing accordingly, we help clients reach larger audiences and generate higher revenues.


Category Sponsor


Aztec Event Services supply AV equipment, IT hardware, technical and creative support to over 300 events, exhibitions and conferences every year.

As an award winning AV company we are repeatedly nominated as the official supplier for the key UK exhibitions including World Travel Market, Marketing Week Live and the Ideal Home shows. We are also the on-site, preferred supplier at the Emirates Arsenal Stadium.

Aztec services a number of corporate clients too, including Macquarie, JP Morgan and the Liberal Democrats (conference). In addition, we are now working in partnership with Freeman UK to give their clients access to Aztec’s technical support and expertise.

Aztec’s delivery of service is second to none.

In recognition of this, Aztec were awarded Best AV Supplier for the second year running and Best Technology Provider in the 2015 Exhibition News ‘Elite’ Awards and Service Supplier of the Year in the AEO Excellence Awards 2016.

All of Aztec’s functions are supported by its Design Studio, Aztec’s creative department. Our studio provides design and content as well as pre and post production technical services.

We also provide IT communication services for events that include IT hardware, industrial grade WiFi networks and infrastructure, Hotspots plus Internet and telephony services. We provide a quality end-to-end management of all your technical needs.


Category Sponsor




Elite Sports Marketing

Elite Sports Marketing are a business development company who work with Sports clubs and businesses to generate new business across the Commercial function. We provide outbound telemarketing services specifically for the sports industry and their venues, working with all departments including Conference & Banqueting, Events, Ticketing, and Commercial. We also work with companies looking to sell into the sports industry using our very strong connections.

Our services include, but not limited to: Appointment Setting, Lead Generation, Attendee Generation, Market Research and List Building and Validation.



fcbusiness is the business magazine for the UK & Republic of Ireland football industry serving as a practical guide to those involved in the business of running a football club at every level. Published since 2004, fcbusiness is now at the forefront of the football industry.

With the largest readership of decision makers within the football industry, fcbusiness continues to make huge strides within the industry when linking buyers & sellers as well as providing insight, discussion, research and information on all topics that impact the football industry.

Featuring product reviews, case studies, interviews, research and comment on all the areas that touch the industry from finance, stadia development, safety & security to merchandise, ticketing and hospitality, to name but a few. fcbusiness is the first port of call for information in this ever expanding industry.




At Club Wembley we understand the importance of offering hospitality that’s second to none.  Whether it’s entertaining prospective clients on match days, treating business associates to a concert, or board members using it for meetings on non-event days, Club Wembley is the ideal opportunity to help develop your business.

Friends, family and clients all forge stronger relationships and take away a wealth of memories. There are, after all, few better days out or more covetable invitations than The FA Cup Final or a crucial England Qualifier.

You get a guaranteed seat at every Senior England Men’s International home game and The FA Cup Semi Finals and Final.







iSportconnect is the largest global private network of sports business executives where membership is exclusive and follows a strict door policy.

iSportconnect Digital:
iSportconnect.com is the one stop platform for members of the sports industry with all the latest news, features, community discussions, executive jobs & market place opportunities,.

iSportconnect TV is the first online TV channel for the worldwide sports business industry.

iSportconnect Events:
iSportconnect Directors’ Clubs are exclusive, invitation only events consisting of director level executives who run & finance the sports industry in major cities in the world. They are held in a Question Time style format in major cities including London, Dubai, Paris, New York, Milan & Munich.

iSportconnect Masterclasses are unique invite-only gatherings giving middle & top level sports executives from specialised sports sectors the chance to learn from each other, join in on group debates and network in a relaxed environment.

iSportconnect Business Services:
iSport Capital is a new investor network that provides investment opportunities for its members within the sport and leisure sector.

iSport Translation is a service specifically tailored to needs of the sports business industry. iSport Translation will provide a comprehensive range of translation services to individuals and organisations in the sports business.














Event Partner


Service Graphics deliver strong, clear, high-impact branding producing large format graphics for major sporting events, top flight teams in football, rugby and cycling. Our expertise and experience together with an unwavering commitment to health and safety, quality and the environment is reflected at every stage of the production process. We bring technical knowledge, innovative thinking and a dynamic approach to every project. Our skills ensure that your ideas are brought to life and deliver for maximum impact at your event, that’s what we do.

With sites throughout the UK we have the scope and the infrastructure to develop innovative solutions to produce, deliver and install branding to any size and scale. Dedicated account managers focus on the smallest details to ensure your work makes the biggest impact. We have full end to end process facilities in house, including pre press studios, state-of-the-art production facilities and a nationwide team of accredited installers.

We are part of the St Ives Group, the UK’s leading provider of marketing and communications solutions renowned for their strategic vision and insight. Service Graphics is your partner in the production process and your priorities are our priorities.

We are delighted to partner with the Football Business Awards 2016.


Trophy Partner

Gaudio have a reputation as the UK’s most trusted designer and manufacturer of bespoke awards to the events industry. Our experienced and friendly project management team guide our clients expertly through the process from initial brief to delivery of the finished product.

Our cutting edge award designs are carefully tailored to your event theme, brand and budget and are provided entirely free of charge. With an emphasis on using only the highest quality materials Gaudio guarantee to deliver unique and individual awards that will delight your winners, your sponsors and attract the attention your event deserves.

If you are looking for inspiration for your award event visit www.gaudio.co.uk

Charity Partner


Access Sport is an award-winning charity that transforms lives through the power of sport. Using sport as an anchor, we help disadvantaged and disabled young people to achieve their full potential. Last year we developed 169 community sports clubs, trained nearly 200 new sports coaches, 350 volunteers and 400 young leaders, and developed three new BMX tracks. We are proud to have been selected as Community Programme of the Year at the 2015 BT Sport Industry Awards.


Fundraising Partner


CharityStars is the leading European online charity auction platform. Working with charities and brands to effectively harness the fundraising potential of their network. CharityStars auctions items and experiences to fans, providing innovative auction and gala event technology for charitable fundraising. From super brands and celebrities such as Ferrari, Sky Sports, Manchester City FC, Gigi Buffon, Hector Bellerin and Angelo Ogbonna, we have raised over £3M net for 400 international charities, including Saints Foundation, City in the Community and Liverpool FC Foundation.