Swansea City Chairman Huw Jenkins named CEO of the Year
6th November 2015
Swansea City Chairman Huw Jenkins hailed the work effort throughout the club after he was named CEO of the Year at the Football Business Awards.
Huw, already named the Premier League CEO of the Year by his peers, landed the prestigious accolade which celebrate the very best of football business at a function at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.
He beat off competition from Jez Moxey (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Bob Symns (Peterborough United), Jason McGill (York City) and Peter Lawwell (Celtic).
And Huw was quick to share his success with his staff.
"It's always pleasing to be recognised for the job you do, whoever you are and whatever job you do. I'm no different," he said.
"But the main thing for me is that it's the club that ultimately gets the continued recognition for the role we are playing in the Barclays Premier League. We must never forget that.
"It's important we all do our jobs properly and secondly we promote the club in the right way and achieve our objectives.
"While I hope I am playing a small part in that, I must pay tribute to the excellent work the Board of Directors and staff throughout the club are doing.''
Explaining some of the factors that led to Huw's nomination, fcbusiness editor, Aaron Gourley, said: "Swansea City is a real tale of rags to riches and under Huw's guidance they have gone from strength to strength.
"Huw was the outstanding candidate for this year's highly prized award with Swansea once again showing progress both on and off the field, something that was noted by his peers who voted for him.
"With strong leadership and a clear vision they have made great progress no only on the pitch, which saw them finish eighth place in the Premier League last season, but also across the club's business functions."
The Swans were also represented in two other categories after being nominated for Best Club Marketing Initiative and Best Marketing of a Football Club. Those awards went to Southampton and West Ham.
Everyone at Swansea City would like to congratulate Huw on his award.