Best Business Serving Football – over £2m turnover 2017
Three years ago ADI undertook a game-changing project – to connect all 72 professional EFL league stadia to its SportsHub operations centre. The purpose: to increase the value of the broadcast rights, and create the infrastructure for a revolutionary new streaming platform that would make every match available to an international fanbase – live.
A huge undertaking, ADI connected all 72 stadia to its broadcast fibre-optic network operations centre – digging trenches and laying fibre cables across cities in the most demanding urban and rural environments. No infrastructure project of this kind had ever been attempted before in such a short time, and ADI completed it within two years.
ADI’s 28,000km of fibre network now delivers live EFL match feeds in HD for broadcasters and streaming services, including the EFL’s new iFollow platform hosted by NeuLion which has the potential to reach a global audience of 270,000 fans and raise significant new revenue for the league and its clubs.
Arena Seating has been supplying temporary, demountable seating to sports clubs for the past 50 years and has helped hundreds of teams to improve their stadiums without burdening themselves with huge outlays.
Supplying high-quality temporary and semi-permanent grandstands that can be installed quickly and easily and comply to the relevant safety regulations, Arena Seating have worked at all levels of the football pyramid from non-league clubs up to the Premier League.
For the 2016-17 season the company worked across the UK in Wales, England and Scotland from their WIltshire base, overhauling grounds and installing bespoke stands.At Bristol Rovers we helped the club – which went into the season on the back of two successive promotions – meet increased demand for tickets at the Memorial Stadium ahead of a move to a permanent, new ground on the outskirts of the city. At Hungerford Town they helped the club get ready, at short notice, for a crucial FA inspection.
Arena Seating’s products are being used at more than 200 clubs, from Ross County and Inverness Caledonian Thistle down to Fulham’s Craven Cottage and at the training grounds of Premier League clubs Manchester United, Everton and Swansea City.
Levy UK, the sport, leisure and hospitality division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is a specialist sports caterer and the name behind legendary retail catering and hospitality experiences. Levy UK has built long-term partnerships with many of the UK’s top stadia, the portfolio includes; Chelsea FC, Swansea City AFC, Leicester City FC and Sheffield Utd.
At each of the venues Levy UK operate in the business is responsible for match day catering and hospitality as well as non-match day meetings, events, exhibitions and conferences.
By merging functional design with cutting-edge trends for great food and service, the team create bespoke innovative solutions to make sure that whatever the score, guests get an amazing day.
In 2017, Levy UK was awarded a 10-year contract to be the official catering partner for Tottenham Hotspur FC at its new stadium, which is due to open in 2018.
The 61,000 capacity and largest club stadium in London, will represent a major new landmark for the capital, delivering a world class sport and entertainment destination and setting a new benchmark for fan experience with its offering of year round facilities for match day and non-match day events.
Portview is a multi-award winning universal fit-out company working for some of the world’s most prestigious brands.
Established in Belfast in 1975 as a “one man and a van” construction company, Portview has grown exponentially to a turnover of over 40 million since solely specialising in luxury fit-out in 2006. With a strong reputation for providing clients with a highly personalised service that transforms the most ambitious of design concepts into reality, the client experience is at the heart of everything that Portview does.
Portview was integral to the transformation of the UK’s only venue capable of hosting both world class football and athletics events -the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
The stadium originally built to host the 2012 Olympics and having only pop-up hospitality areas had to be re-configured for post games legacy use.
Strategic design firm 2020 Ltd created a scheme for the 8,547m2 space over the entire four floors of the West Hospitality Stand Boasting nine hospitality lounges and 16 VIP boxes, enabling Portview to create impressive revenue generating spaces for the hospitality areas in the stadium.
In tribute to the project’s success, it was selected to host the first Restaurant & Bar Design Talk of 2017
Following months of research, development, strategy and design, Reading Room’s bespoke sports platform – Playmaker – has now launched and is already being used by three top clubs.
The platform adds to the extensive suite of digital services that Reading Room already provides the football industry with, and enhances its offering by delivering the powerful tools needed to enable clubs to shape a truly distinctive, yet successful digital presence.
While only recently launched, the three clubs live with Playmaker have already seen significant year-on-year visitor improvements.
St. George’s Park is truly a 21st Century destination for football, where innovative technology solutions underpin elite training facilities. With a focus on service delivery and visitor satisfaction, the facility brings together the latest technologies to enhance learning, training and performance.
The national football centre is more than a venue for elite footballers. It is a centre of excellence for football talent and innovation, a community facility, a hub for global businesses and a place from where the football industry can learn.
Almost 2,400 coaches have passed either UEFA Pro, UEFA A or UEFA B Licence since the opening of St. George’s Park and 337 coaching, education, medical and referee courses have been completed. An online community of 9,600 coaches also has access to support, advice and practical resources thanks to the facility.
However, despite the innovative technologies in place, none of this would be possible without service excellence and St. George’s Park is committed to service delivery and visitor satisfaction.
This commitment ensures consistently high customer satisfaction scores, which go some way to demonstrating the high standards achieved, including 9.18 out of 10 for overall experience (based on average scores May 2017 – July 2017).
STATSports Group Limited was founded by Alan Clarke and Sean O’Connor in 2008 and has since changed the way sport is analysed, coached and viewed, by combining cutting edge technology and sports science. STATSports are the world leading provider of player tracking technology to elite sports teams, operating in the NFL, NBA, EPL, La Liga, Serie A, 6 nations and many more.
Originally based in Ireland, STATSports clientele include the majority of the English Premier League teams such as Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal as well as Juventus, English FA, FAI, RFU and the IRFU.
Spring 2017 saw the launch of STATSports’ revolutionary APEX device. APEX is worn by athletes during training sessions and in matches to collect intricate data on their performance and physical wellbeing. This allows managers and coaches to make decisions to adjust player or team workloads based on the data provided.
StreamAMG has had a phenomenally busy year in our work with football clients in providing top tier online video solutions.
Our teams have been hard at work making sure our clients make the most of their digital offerings by providing ways to live stream to other countries, increasing revenues through advert monetisation and aiding fan engagement by providing video libraries of classic content. All of which is hosted securely and seamlessly within the club’s own websites.
We would like to thank our clients for offering such challenges and are overjoyed at the response so far! We look forwards to seeing where the future takes us and the industry next!