Best Business Serving Football – up to £2m turnover 2017
All In Translations
All In Translations are a translation and copywriting agency specialised in helping the online gaming and iGaming industries to score fans and players with language. A couple of years back, we started noticing the rise of sport betting, fantasy sport, virtual sport and e-sport and we have helped actors on this segment to develop their international audience from the earliest stages. We’re well aware that e-sport markets represent a tremendous chance for all actors in both sports and gaming (football and the Premier League being key components), and that this calls for new business ventures to be created at the convergence of the gaming and sport sectors. To help building such bridges, we invested this year in the development of the Pentasia All-In Football league, which is the largest non-professional league in Malta, with 24 corporate teams from the gaming and iGaming sectors Now with a dedicated website, a promotional 3D video, 50 new professional footballs from the Dutch Eredivisie, a professional referee on all games and continuous social events, enthusiasm around the league and its sportive level have never been higher! This is our fun way to help developing football by connecting it further to the rise of e-sport.
ESF Events is a specialist event organisation, which stages residential sports festivals for youth teams throughout the UK. Our marquee event, the ESF Festival of Football (ESF 2017), is the UK’s biggest youth football festival.
ESF 2017 is a series of professionally organised residential football festivals that bring boys’ and girls’ grassroots football teams together for an exciting weekend of football and fun, staged at Butlin’s & Haven resorts throughout the UK, and Disneyland Paris.
The challenge for ESF 2017 was to improve accessibility, to enable more youth football teams that ever before to take part. The target was for 1200 youth football teams to participate. Specific challenges related to affordability and increasing participation rates for girls’ teams.
To enhance these benefits of participation and strengthen the memories of ESF for the children, celebrity presentation ceremonies were staged, with Kevin Keegan, Robert Pires, Casey Stoney, Stuart Pearce, Wayne Bridge, Sue Smith and John Barnes appearing.
ESF 2017 culminated with the ESF Grand Finale, our Champion of Champions event, which was staged at St George’s Park.
1,238 youth football teams participated in ESF 2017, a record number of teams. Girls teams participation increased by 12% compared to ESF 2016.
Oaks exists to make the business of sport easy. We are business development specialists, equally adept at working with organisations of all shapes and sizes from across the football industry – from local community football clubs and charities, to Premier League football clubs and their award-winning club community schemes.
Our journey over the past year has included:
- Generating over £5m of revenue and capital funding from grants for a range of Club Community Organisations, including the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the Newcastle United Foundation, Millwall Community Trust, Pompey in the Community and Everton in the Community
- Development of a three-year strategy for the award-winning Albion in the Community and Pompey in the Community to meet the Premier League’s Capability Status requirements
- Working with Newcastle United Foundation to package their service offer with the view to approaching corporate partners and identifying a route to market to acquire up to £10m for an exciting new capital project
- Creation of a charitable vehicle for Worthing Football Club’s community activities, followed by development of a three-year fundraising strategy
- Supporting the ongoing fundraising work of Blackpool FC Community Trust, Fulham FC Foundation, Preston North End Community and Education Trust and others
Piglets Pantry are an Award Winning baked goods supplier based in Worthing. We supply hand filled pies, handmade sausage rolls, cakes and biscuits to sports venues up and down the UK. We are proud to supply our high-quality products to the following clients:
- Chelsea Football Club
- Brighton & Hove Albion
- Leicester City FC
- Reading FC
- Swansea City FC
- Principality Stadium – Champions League Final
- MK Dons
- Tottenham Hotspurs @ White Hart Lane (2016/17 Season)
- Cardiff City FC
- West Bromwich Albion
Employing 20 people with dedicated sales and production teams, our business has tripled over the last 6 years as we offer hand finished products, using British ingredients, in unique volumes. Piglets offer our clients bespoke solutions, tailoring products to meet the requirements of clients, sponsors and most importantly fans. From recipe design with your club and local produce in mind, to working your Head Chef to bring their most innovative ideas to life, Piglets are leading the way in bringing fantastic sweet and savoury products to fans across the land.
Over the last 6 years we have grown significantly but have still managed to retain our passion for excellent quality products, hand produced for food lovers everywhere.
Sport Structures are an established sport consultancy and training provider and it’s that mix that has over the last year provided a high quality, cost effective, innovative and highly successful training and development services to professional football clubs community foundations at little or no cost. Our expertise developed over many years has been applied in a systematic way to enhance the service that foundations provide to their communities. We provide support in this way to fifteen clubs across the Premier and Football League.
Sporting Memories Network
Sporting Memories Network gives people, places and organisations the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to increase community resilience and improve the mental and physical wellbeing of people over the age of 50 by tapping in to memories of the beautiful game.
Providing opportunities to participate or volunteer, community based, volunteer-led, multi generational weekly sporting memories groups promote healthy ageing by keeping people connected, cognitively stimulated and physically active.
This innovative, participant-led, community driven approach can make a significant contribution to reducing loneliness and social isolation, promoting vascular health and mental health, and supporting older people, including those living with long-term conditions and those in caring roles.
In working with a growing number of universities to measure impact, evaluate projects and research longer term health behaviour changes, the network has grown from its initial team of two founders to a team of over 20 highly skilled staff to work with over 300 partner organisations delivering innovative, financially sustainable solutions that are making a real lasting difference to the lives of participants and their carers.
Winners operates within the fast-growing sector of CRM and Business Intelligence. Our role is to increase participation, revenue and stakeholder engagement on behalf of our sports rights-owner clients. Our services range from strategic consultancy – helping our clients figure out how to use data to achieve their business objectives – to operational delivery – providing them with an outsourced service in all relevant areas.
In the 4 years we’ve been established we’ve delivered workshops to over 45 football rights-owners, and completed projects with 32 of them, either introducing them to early principles of CRM or progressing them based on their status and goals.
In our work with UEFA we are using CRM and data to increase football participation across Europe. Much focus is given by clubs and leagues to increasing ticket and merchandise sales but through correlation analysis we identified that current players spend 6.3 times more money on tickets than non-players and 2.2 times more than former players. With UEFA now able to quantify the financial value of increasing participation we can use that insight to bring together the participation/development departments within Europe’s football governing bodies with the commercial departments, re-enforcing the role of CRM as a cross-organisational strategy.