London, UK, 17 February 2014 – GlobalSportsJobs joins adidas, Sky Sports, and Chelsea FC as contenders for best use of technology in sports awards.
GlobalSportsJobs is pleased to announce that it is a finalist in the Best Technology Partnership category at the Sports Technology Awards 2014, a testament to the company’s significant investment in innovative technology. By developing an extensive digital partnership network, GlobalSportsJobs has been revolutionising the sports industry’s traditional recruitment model and providing greater access and transparency to the talent acquisition process.
‘The sports industry has rapidly adapted to the digital environment particularly in relation to talent identification, sourcing and acquisition – a transition pioneered by GlobalSportsJobs. These Awards align perfectly with the GlobalSportsJobs company values of innovation, education and inspiration – the three key elements we believe the sports industry needs to ensure it continues to attract the talent it requires to professionalise and sustain its long-term growth. We’re proud to be involved and to have been shortlisted in this celebration of technology and innovation in the sports industry.’ – Will Lloyd, GlobalSportsJobs founder and CEO.
The nomination sees GlobalSportsJobs joined by many of its clients as fellow nominees, including Manchester City FC, Football Foundation, Sky Sports and Deltatre.
‘The influence of technology on sport continues to grow and can often be invisible as it contributes in so many unseen ways. The Sports Technology Awards have been created as a showcase for the companies which enhance all elements of the sector and the response has been amazing. It is testament to the work of GlobalSportsJobs that they fought off significant competition to make the shortlist.’ – Rebecca Hopkins, Director of the Sport Technology Awards.
The Sports Technology Awards have been launched to recognize the increasingly important role that technology plays in sport and the positive impact on athletes, officials, spectators and sport organisations. The Awards present the opportunity to celebrate excellence and acknowledge successful technological innovation across all aspects of sports.
Entries were received from all over the world including Austria, Holland, Finland, Turkey, Italy, South Africa, USA and Australia, from brands specialized in clothing, equipment, digital technology and apps.
The awards will be judged by some of the biggest names in the industry including Sir Clive Woodward, Craig Dews, David Sheepshanks and Tessa Sanderson. The winners will be announced at a lunchtime ceremony in London on 4th April at The Brewery, a prestigious venue in the heart of the City.
The full list of finalists can be found here.
GlobalSportsJobs is the leading specialist digital media and talent platform for the international sports industry. It has introduced an innovative technology-driven solution to help sport organisations source a greater quality and diversity of talent, and developed the Affiliate Partnership Programme, an exclusive digital network of international reach devised to maximise the availability and visibility of job opportunities and career insights in the sports industry.
ABOUT THE SPORTS TECHNOLOGY AWARDS
The Sports Technology Awards is the first of its kind to celebrate the best and most innovative advancements within the sporting world. The Awards are a joint venture between ENS Ltd and R3 Events. ENS is an independent and award winning PR agency, known and respected for its world class connection. R3 Events is a specialist awards organizing company which has launched a large number of successful events in recent years.