It was another big night at Stamford Bridge for the 4th annual Football Business Awards. Once again Ray Stubbs and Mark Lawrenson hosted the ceremony and there was some fantastic entertainment by freestyle rap star Chris Turner. The celebrations continued into the early hours at “Under the Bridge”. Huge thanks to the headline sponsors Smith & Williamson and to Chelsea for hosting the event.

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2015 Winners & Finalists

Best Fan Engagement by Clubfba2015_24

Winner: Aston Villa Football Club

  • Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
  • Celtic Football Club and Stadia Solutions
  • Charlton Athletic Football Club
  • Everton Football Club
  • Manchester City Football Club
  • Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Best Business Serving Football – up to £2m turnoverfba2015_23

Winner: Designwerk

  • Berks & Bucks County FA
  • Hampshire FA
  • Pro-Seven Soccer Ltd

Best Business Serving Football – over £2m turnoverfba2015_22


  • Magic Memories
  • Rippleffect
  • StreamAMG (UK Business)

Best Non-match Day use of Venuefba2015_21

Winner: White Hart Lane, home of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

  • American Express Community Stadium
  • Emirates Stadium
  • Manchester United, Old Trafford
  • Stamford Bridge
  • Wembley Stadium – Ball Street and Vauxhall present Ian Wrights #OneMoreGame

Best Marketing of a Football Clubfba2015_04

Winner: West Ham United Football Club

  • Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
  • Chelsea Football Club
  • Swansea City Football Club

Best Club Marketing Initiative – Premier Leaguefba2015_19

Winner: ‘Show Your Stripes’ by Southampton Football Club & Mischief PR

  • Aston Villa Football Club – Villa Cash scheme
  • Manchester City – MCWFC ‘Now It Begins’ Seasoncard campaign
  • Queens Park Rangers Football Club
  • Swansea City Football Club
  • West Ham United Football Club

Best Club Marketing Initiative – Non-Premier Leaguefba2015_18

Winner: #EnjoyTheRide season ticket retention by Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Celtic Football Club – CelticLIVE
  • Norwich City – City360
  • The Football Association – FA Cup Adventure
  • Walsall Football Club – We are with Walsall

Best Football Club Hospitalityfba2015_17

Winner: Arsenal Football Club

  • Everton Football CLub
  • Manchester City Football Club

Best / Most Innovative use of Technologyfba2015_16

Winner: Everton Football Club

  • Aston Villa Football Club
  • Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge
  • DBRLive by Supponor
  • SAP
  • Stadia Solutions
  • Sky Deutschland

Best Football Community Scheme – Premier Leaguefba2015_14

Winner: Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation

  • Chelsea Football Club – Foundation
  • Everton in the Community
  • Manchester City Football Club
  • QPR in the Community Trust
  • Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

Best Football Community Scheme – Non-Premiershipfba2015_13

Winner: Albion in the Community – Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club

  • Derby County Community Trust
  • Football Foundation
  • Fulham Football Club Foundation
  • Kew Park Rangers
  • Sutton United Football Club

Best Professional Service Business Serving Footballfba2015_12

Winner: KSS

  • Mills & Reeve
  • Onside Law
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Walker Morris

Best Match Day Experiencefba2015_11

Winner: Chelsea Football Club

  • Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
  • Everton Football Club
  • Queens Park Rangers Football Club

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Schemefba2015_10

Winner: Manchester City Football Club

  • Aston Villa Football Club / Villa in the Community
  • Chelsea Football Club Foundation – Education Department
  • Football Foundation & Barclays Spaces For Sport
  • Liverpool Football Club Foundation
  • The Scottish Professional Football League Trust / Scottish Water
  • West Ham United / West Ham United Foundation

Sponsorship / Partnership of the Yearfba2015_09

Winner: SAP and the German Football Association

  • NETELLER and Crystal Palace Football Club
  • AIA and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
  • Vanarama and The National League

Best Brand Activation Involving Footballfba2015_08

Winner: Budweiser Dream Goal

  • Continental Tyres
  • PlayStation Schools’ Cup
  • Snack Media with Arsenal Football Club

The Best Football Club to work forfba2015_07

Winner: Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club

  • Arsenal Football Club
  • Everton Football Club
  • Fulham Football Club
  • Southampton Football Club

FC Business Football CEO of the Yearfba2015_05

Winner: Huw Jenkins – Swansea City

(collected on behalf of the winner)

Global Football Ambassadorfba2015_03

Winner: Sir Trevor Brooking

Winner’s interviews


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With all the top 8 premiership clubs from 2014/15 involved, the event is now firmly established as the annual gathering at which to acknowledge success in Football off rather than on the pitch.

The Football Business Awards recognise and reward the hard work that takes place to support the success of the game. Join us at the event to reward your team and celebrate their achievements.

With an illustrious judging panel selected for their particular experience and expertise in the categories covered the FBA 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.