DJS Research nominated at the Sports Business Awards 2018 - alongside Leicester City FC!

25th April 2018 14:35

We've been nominated  at the Sports Business Awards alogside Leicester City FC
We're excited to announce that we've been nominated for two awards at the Sports Business Awards 2018, alongside Leicester City Football Club, who we worked with on a piece of research last year. 
The research sought to engage with fans to better understand the experiences of disabled supporters on match days at the King Power Stadium, as well as look at how accessibility and services could potentially be improved. 
As a direct result of the research, changes have now been made to improve the ground and its facilities. 
“Since the research has taken place I have noticed a number of improvements at the Club," said one Leicester fan.
"The toilets are very accessible now because of their size and the grab rails. The stewards are also second to none with their caring attitude. But for me, now having a parking space close to my entrance is incredible - it has absolutely turned things around for me. I’m now not stressed and anxious on match days. Well done Leicester City for listening and acting...” 
As well as improving match-day experiences for fans, the research has also earned us nominations in two categories for Best CSR or Community Scheme and Best Fan Engagement Programme at the Sports Business Awards.
 “As a supporter of Leicester City Football Club, it has been very exciting to work on this project – especially as we knew it could potentially make such a difference to the experiences of disabled fans,” said Danny Sims, Managing Director of DJS Research.
“To know that because of the research, changes have now been made to help improve facilities and accessibility is just fantastic. And of course, to be nominated for the Sports Business Awards alongside the Club is just incredible!”

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The Sports Business Awards – more about our nominations...

After launching last year, the Sports Business Awards seek to honour the hard work and achievements of the many dedicated contributors who help make 'sporting success possible', including organisers, designers, marketers, suppliers and the many other companies working behind the scenes. 
The winners will be chosen by an esteemed panel of judges from the world of sport including CEOs and former top-flight athletes. One of the judges, and World Champion athlete, Sally Gunnell, said:
“I’m pleased to be part of such a distinguished judging panel. It is so important to recognise the people behind the scenes who actually make sport tick, both at grassroots level and professionally.” 
The winners will be announced at The Brewery in London on Friday 1st June, 2018.



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