The Sports Trade Awards were hosted on 7 July to over 170 members of the industry to celebrate award-winning products, people, retailers and services. Despite untypically British sweltering conditions, there was an electric atmosphere as the trade waited with baited breath to find out who had won in each category. With a voting process in which over 700 individuals had their say, there was no question that each winner wasn’t thoroughly deserved and crucially, the event provided perfect networking opportunities.
Datateam Business Media Ltd has officially announced ISPO, the global trade show, as 'Best New Retailer' for the inaugural Sports Trade Awards.
Datateam Business Media Ltd officially announce Mizuno as the sponsor of Best Independent Retailer
Jordan Fitness and Canonbury announced as the latest Sports Trade Awards sponsors!
Datateam Business Media Ltd has officially announced Jordan Fitness as the sponsor of the ‘Best Fitness Retailer’ and Canonbury as sponsor of ‘Sports Brand of the Year’ categories for the Sports Trade Awards
Sports Awards Shortlist!
After the voting process, the following have been shortlisted for the Sports Trade Awards:
Emerald Frog Marketing announced as the latest Sports Trade Awards sponsor
Datateam Business Media Ltd officially announce Emerald Frog Marketing, the health and fitness PR company, as the sponsor of the after dinner favours
Sports Awards Nominations now closed
The nomination process for the inaugural Sports Trade Awards has now closed.
Sports Marketing Surveys Inc. confirmed as the latest Sports Trade Awards sponsor
Datateam Business Media has officially announced Sports Marketing Surveys Inc., the sports research business, as best Racquet Sport Brand sponsor for the Sports Trade Awards which is set to take place this forthcoming July.
Only one week left to cast your Sports Trade Awards nominations!
The nomination process for the Sports Trade Awards officially closes on Tuesday 7th May at 5pm
Skechers announced as the latest Sports Trade Awards Sponsor!
Datateam Business Media Ltd has officially announced Skechers as the sponsor of the 'Best Running Retailer' category for the Sports Trade Awards
Hi-Tec confirmed as Sports Trade Awards Sponsor!
Datateam Business Media Ltd has officially announced Hi-Tec, the British sports and outdoor brand, as the sponsor of the 'Personality of the Year' category for the Sports Trade Awards
Nike announced as charity sponsor for Sports Trade Awards!
Datateam Business Media Ltd has officially announced Nike, the multinational sports corporation, as charity sponsor for the inaugural Sports Trade Awards
On the night Nike will be sponsoring the charity 'Heads and Tails' game during the evening and offering a signed football shirt as a competition prize.
The nominated charity for the event chosen by Nike is 'The Girl Effect'. "With 250 million adolescent girls living in poverty, girls can play a key role in solving some of the most persistent developmental problems in the world today," said a spokesperson from Nike. "With key investment in education, health and economic investment, issues such as child marriage, teen pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS can be more successfully prevented."
Awards Category Sponsors
'I believe that brands and retailers should have some recognition for both their innovation and customer service, and what better way than to have an awards evening based on votes from the people they work with'
'British brand Hi-Tec is built on strong foundations supporting the sports independent and we will continue to offer unrivalled support to the industry including the Sports Awards 2013'
'Good PR and marketing isn't all about one way traffic, it’s about listening to the market place and understanding what they want. That's why we are in full support of the Sports Awards 2013.'
'As leaders in providing insight and understanding to the sports industry on the levels of sports participation, on what participants want from their sport and the brands being used, Sports Marketing Surveys Inc. are delighted to support the Sports Trade Awards and celebrate the brands and the industry who deliver outstanding performance.'
'Canonbury are delighted to sponsor ‘Sports Brand of Year’ and be associated with this fantastic event for the Sports Trade'
'The Sports Trade Awards reflect the thoughts and experiences of the users in the marketplace. There is no stronger endorsement for retailers than that!'
'At Mizuno we are dedicated to supporting the sports independent retail trade and there is no better way than sponsoring the award for Best Independent Retailer'
'Sponsoring this award is a great way for ISPO to support the industry and encourage new retailers to discover their potential with us.'
'With a global brand involved, it gives added legitimacy to the event and will ensure that the night will portray the whole industry under one roof. It really is a night not to miss!'
'The Skechers Performance Division, developers and producers of an extensive collection of technologically advanced and dynamic performance footwear are proud to be a part of the Sports Trade Awards and to show our support to all independent sports retailers.'
'It will be a great opportunity, that is long overdue, to give well deserved recognition to our hard working independent retailers and suppliers.'
'As the UK trade association for the sports industry, we're pleased to support an event which acknowledges our member companies' great work.'