We are delighted to announce that we were recently named as one of eight finalists in the 2021 Football Business Awards’ ‘Best COVID-19 Community Response – Non-Premier League’ category.
Alongside Brentford FC Community Trust, Bristol Rovers Community Trust, Derby County Community Trust, AFC Wimbledon Foundation and Dons Local Action Group, Port Vale Foundation, Rangers Charity Foundation, and Ashton Gate Stadium, our transformation of the Portland Centre into a asymptomatic COVID-19 testing centre between March and May 2021 was recognised as a leading project throughout the last 18 months.
Sam Crawford, Head of Business Development at Notts County Foundation, said: “Everyone at Notts County Foundation was thrilled and incredibly proud to have been named as a finalist in this year’s Football Business Awards. Throughout the pandemic, it became increasingly clear that we all needed to support our local communities however we could, and so utilising our fantastic facility in the heart of the Meadows to play a small part in battling COVID-19 across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire made perfect sense.”
Launched in 2012, the Football Business Awards celebrate the very best in football business and recognises organisations, teams and individuals who excel in a variety of business, CSR and football governance disciplines. The judging panel is made up of chief executives of football clubs, professional football associations, and grassroots football organisations – all individuals who’s knowledge, expertise and experience gives them special insight into the challenges and demands of football business success.
Congratulations to the overall winners – AFC Wimbledon and Dons Local Action Group, Brentford FC Community Trust, and Ashton Gate Stadium!