Deloitte partners with Sport Industry Awards

13th December 2011

The Sport Industry Group is delighted to announce the renewal of Deloitte's partnership with the Sport Industry Awards, with the sport industry’s leading professional services firm acting as scrutineers for the judging of both the 2012 and 2013 editions of the UK sport industry's flagship awards event.

Deloitte will be The Independent Scrutineer of the Sport Industry Awards, overseeing the entire judging process – which has garnered a reputation as one of the most transparent and credible procedures of its kind.

Judging for the Sport Industry Awards takes place in two phases. Initially, individual steering committees of selected industry experts run the rule over all the entries and finalise the shortlist in each category. With a substantial year-on-year increase in entries for the Sport Industry Awards, reaching this shortlist represents a significant achievement on the part of the nominees.

Each shortlist then goes forward to the main Judging Panel featuring some of the leading figures in the industry, with the winners announced at the star-studded Sport Industry Awards ceremony on Wednesday 2nd May 2012 at Battersea Evolution.

The stringent process includes Deloitte taking full notes of all judges’ comments and thoughts, ensuring total transparency and enabling a comprehensive level of feedback to entrants.

Dan Jones, Lead Partner of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said: "We are delighted to be working with the Sport Industry Awards for 2012 and 2013. The Awards continue to go from strength to strength and the next two years will be the best and highest profile yet for the sport industry in this country."

Nick Keller, Chairman of the Sport Industry Group, said: "It is remarkable to have an organisation of Deloitte’s stature and reputation on board to scrutinise the entire judging process for the Sport Industry Awards. The quality and transparency of the process is unparalleled in this industry – that is why a Sport Industry Award is such an incredible prize to win."

Other sponsors and suppliers of the Sport Industry Awards include Jaguar, Nolan Partners, Colouration, Pinsent Masons and Thomas Lyte.