The sport industry's leading professional services firm will continue to act as scrutinisers for the judging of both 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. 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 May 2, 2012 at Battersea Evolution in London.
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, who are event organisers added: "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." The deadline for entries to the Sport Industry Awards 2012 is December 16. Visit www.sportindustry.biz/awards for more information.
Dan Jones was also on the judging panel for the recently held 2011 North West Football Awards, held at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in November.